• Blog Entries

    • By TK in ES Coverage
         1
      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."

       
       
       
RonArtest15

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

Recommended Posts

@StillUnknown the Celtics took your boy Romeo Langford.  Not going to lie, that stings a little bit.  I think I would have liked to pick him over Hachimura too.

 

But I wonder how he's going to get minutes in that rotation with Smart and Brown.  They are pretty well established at SG.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

@StillUnknown the Celtics took your boy Romeo Langford.  Not going to lie, that stings a little bit.  I think I would have liked to pick him over Hachimura too.

 

But I wonder how he's going to get minutes in that rotation with Smart and Brown.  They are pretty well established at SG.

 

I have no idea if Langford is going to be good, but picking this late in a weak draft, you might as well swing for upside.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah man, they got my man crush Matisse Thybulle too.

 

I'm going to have to hate that kid now, but I love the way he plays.

 

The Celtics know the value of defense.  They are going to be very frustrating to play.

Nevermind, looks like they traded Thybulle to the 76ers.  I can root for him again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nassir Little unknowingly predicted who would draft him when he chose that suit.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think the Stanford kid will be the Dubs pick (I'm never right btw) but Bol Bol would be an insane high value low risk pick for them at 28.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is some straight low ceiling trash being picked ahead of Bol at this point. There must be something seriously wrong with him or someone is getting a massive steal this late. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

There is some straight low ceiling trash being picked ahead of Bol at this point. There must be something seriously wrong with him or someone is getting a massive steal this late. 

 

I said this in the Wizards thread, but my suspicion is that the only thing that could make him fall so far is that Altman or someone on that staff trashed him.  He must be radioactive at this point.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I said this in the Wizards thread, but my suspicion is that the only thing that could make him fall so far is that Altman or someone on that staff trashed him.  He must be radioactive at this point.

It’s either that or medical reports might have been bad but somehow didn’t leak out to the press.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Bol showed up to the draft and everything....that must suck ass watching scrubs go before you.

Edited by Barry.Randolphe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

Bol showed up to the draft and everything....that must suck ass watching scrubs go before you. Is he estranged from his dad?

Manute Bol died almost a decade ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Destino said:

Manute Bol died almost a decade ago.

 

I just remembered that....but I also thought there were some issues between them. I could have sworn the WaPo or NBC4 did a story about him

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean it does seem like his weight is like right on the edge.

 

280 is a lot for a dude his size and the way he moves

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

I mean it does seem like his weight is like right on the edge.

 

280 is a lot for a dude his size and the way he moves 

 

He's built like JJ Watt.  Basketball athletes are not going to be used to a guy like him.  He's going to making 10 year vets call him sir.

 

He'll be one of the strongest guys in the NBA as a rookie.  He'll be a force of nature by the time he hits his prime

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

He's built like JJ Watt.  Basketball athletes are not going to be used to a guy like him.  He's going to making 10 year vets call him sir.

 

He'll be one of the strongest guys in the NBA as a rookie.  He'll be a force of nature by the time he hits his prime

He is nowhere near JJ Watt’s built. He is fat. LeBron in Miami was massive and he was at 265 at 6’9. Zion doesn’t have LeBrons height or muscles. Zion is just fat. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

He's built like JJ Watt.  Basketball athletes are not going to be used to a guy like him.  He's going to making 10 year vets call him sir.

 

He'll be one of the strongest guys in the NBA as a rookie.  He'll be a force of nature by the time he hits his prime

 

Thats my point, in a way. He's not wiry, and gonna "Grow into his body" like a lot of other guys. He'll already be one of the heavier dudes in the league. So , from an injury and diet standpoint, it will be interesting to see what his playing weight will be as the years go by.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zion is basically Barkley with more muscle.....he needs to lean out a bit if he wants a long career. His knees won't be able to sustain that amount of force every time he dunks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Pelicans took the guy the Dubs wanted at 39. But Twitter says it was an arranged deal and they are trading him to the Dubs.

 

 

 

Edited by The Evil Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, The Evil Genius said:

Warriors bought pick 41 this morning. I have a feeling it to take an 18yo Serbian kid they have been trying to hide on their G league team this year.

 

Alen Smailagic

 

I suspect they were afraid he wouldn't be there at #58.

 

 

 

The Pelicans stole my idea.....god damn, the Warriors must be pissed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 minute ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

 

The Pelicans stole my idea.....god damn, the Warriors must be pissed

 

Twitter says they had an arranged deal with the Dubs to take him. I'd bet it's for $2-3 mil cash. That's a total Dubs move btw. Buying 2nd round picks to fill out the roster. 

Edited by The Evil Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, The Evil Genius said:

 

Twitter says they had an arranged deal with the Dubs to take him. I'd bet it's for $2-3 mil cash.

 

They know how to use their Bay Area money wisely....they'll be a super team until Curry/Klay retire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.