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      In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns.  That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . 
       
      In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. 
       
      Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half."  They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second.
       
      So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. 
       
      The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day.
       
      In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” 
       
      Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. 
       
      Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."

       
       
       
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Can we talk about how lame the Raptors name is? I thought the reason they were the Raptors is because they found some prehistoric dinosaur bones around Toronto....it turns out, it's actually because the Jurassic Park movie was popular at the time

 

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Initial sentiment was in favour of reviving the Huskies nickname, but team management realized it would be nearly impossible to design a logo that did not substantially resemble that of the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14] As a result, a nationwide contest was held to help name the team and develop their colours and logo. Over 2,000 entries were narrowed down to eleven prospects: Beavers, Bobcats, Dragons, Grizzlies, Hogs, Raptors, Scorpions, T-Rex, Tarantulas, Terriers and Towers (the eventual runner-up).[1] The final selection—Toronto Raptors—was unveiled on Canadian national television on May 15, 1994:[1] the choice was influenced by the popularity of the 1993 film adaption of the 1990 science fiction novel Jurassic Park

 

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8 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

Can we talk about how lame the Raptors name is? I thought the reason they were the Raptors is because they found some prehistoric dinosaur bones around Toronto....it turns out, it's actually because the Jurassic Park movie was popular at the time

Also the movie apparently got the raptors wrong, if the internet can be believed, they were actually the size of large turkeys and feathered.  Vicious bitey turkey monsters.  

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3 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

Will Ferrell pic

 

Did I sssstutter?

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4 minutes ago, Destino said:

Also the movie apparently got the raptors wrong, if the internet can be believed, they were actually the size of large turkeys and feathered.  Vicious bitey turkey monsters.  

 

That movie got every goddamn thing wrong. But kinda like Chinese takeout, we accept it anyway even though deep down we know better

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4 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

That movie got every goddamn thing wrong. But kinda like Chinese takeout, we accept it anyway even though deep down we know better

I’ve had the real thing (Chinese food, not dinosaurs).  I’ve had real Mexican too.  TexMex and US “Chinese” food is greatness, that should be lifted up and celebrated.  

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7 minutes ago, Destino said:

I’ve had the real thing (Chinese food, not dinosaurs).  I’ve had real Mexican too.  TexMex and US “Chinese” food is greatness, that should be lifted up and celebrated.  

 

Hey I live in the sticks where gigantic Kevin Durant wingspan vultures fly around with a sadistic gleam in their eyes and (at least) 3 ft tall wild turkeys stalk you from the woods (no joke). 

 

Certainly not population killing dino's, but its real. Gotta count for something.

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Feels like the already high  cost to get KD just went up with next Warriors in the state they're gonna be in.

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It sucks for Klay and KD, but both of those guys were pushing their bodies past the limit and even though these guys are super human at basketball, we forget that they are still human physically.  No doubt in my mind them not being 100% and their condition is a huge reason they suffered these major injuries.  But the fact they laid it all out on the line when their backs were against the wall shows how much they wanted it.

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GS tanks next season with KD and Thompson out, get the first pick in the draft, then win NBA championship in 2021

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6 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Are they even making the playoffs next season?

 

Hard to say yes. Gotta see what happens with Boogie's recovery, then see what kind of offense they can run with him, Steph and Draymond.

 

Steph better be careful getting his breakfast this morning. They have been struck down by something fierce.

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I'd suspect both Iggy and Livingston retire (that frees up $24 mil next year). That could be used to pay Cousins but I'd suspect they'll look other places too. Klay and Kevon Looney is a must sign though. So is Quinn Cook for depth.

 

But they'll have a lot roster spots available for fa's and re-signings. Good thing they got an ownership that doesn't have a problem spending.

 

https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/GSW.html

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Wild prediction - Steph and Draymond lead the GSW to a 6th seed in the West next year, Klay and KD are back in time for another run.  I'm not saying they win it all but I think they at least make the WCF Finals.

 

All of this assumes they can re-sign everyone.

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1 minute ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Wild prediction - Steph and Draymond lead the GSW to a 6th seed in the West next year, Klay and KD are back in time for another run.  I'm not saying they win it all but I think they at least make the WCF Finals

 

Maybe Klay, but I don't think there's any way in sam hell we see KD in '19-'20

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