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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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***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

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2 minutes ago, Destino said:

Adam Silver looks like an old timey vampire.

 

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whoever ESPN had reporting in NO is already drunk as ****

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Why don’t these teams just get on with it already.  We know what the first four picks are already.  Get this show on the road.

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27 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Nah, homie looks like a gimp for an Avengers themed soiree

 

Did you jus call my mascot a power ranger putty?  That's cold.

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2 minutes ago, Destino said:

Why don’t these teams just get on with it already.  We know what the first four picks are already.  Get this show on the road.

 

Aren't you into fishing?  Thought you'd have some more patience.  I'd hate to be next to you on the water if you don't catch some **** in the first 10 minutes and wanna move spots.

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8 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Did you jus call my mascot a power ranger putty?  That's cold.

 

Damn... He does look like if the putty's had like a  gump Lt commander

 

3 minutes ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

If I was standing next to Maria Taylor I’d probably start crying too.

 

I bet she smells like coconut and lilacs 😍

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Someone explain this to me, I don't understand why the Lakers make the pick for the Hawks.  Hawks traded with the Pelicans to get this pick, how come they're not on the clock?

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12 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Aren't you into fishing?  Thought you'd have some more patience.  I'd hate to be next to you on the water if you don't catch some **** in the first 10 minutes and wanna move spots.

 

Its called covering water.  Noob.

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Just now, Mr. Sinister said:

I bet she smells like coconut and lilacs 😍

 

And she has on sneakers instead of the hassle of high heels all evening.

 

Common sense is sexy too.

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4 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Someone explain this to me, I don't understand why the Lakers make the pick for the Hawks.  Hawks traded with the Pelicans to get this pick, how come they're not on the clock?

They can't finalize the deal until July 6th at the earliest

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48 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

I can't respect anybody who willingly refers to himself as the "maple mamba"

I respect him even more. That’s funny. 

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Just now, Destino said:

Cavs drafted a Jedi.

I thought ya'll was joking, he looked on his way to Mecca or Medina.

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Era of Zion?  Jesus, I want to put this on mute then turn it off after we pick/

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15 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

The dads have all been aces so far tonight.

Rubber band man!

 

 

OfficeMax commercials must be were NBC went to recruit their talent. The dude from My Name is Earl and Stanley from the Office in this one.

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6 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Hachimura?

 

I’ll take it!

Spoiler

 

 

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