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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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1 minute ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

**** Clay Travis.  Trump chugging piece of garbage.

That dude is racist.

the term owner is as innocuous as it gets. I got news for you, this website has an owner. 😮

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Just now, ixcuincle said:

the term owner is as innocuous as it gets. I got news for you, this website has an owner. 😮

 

And I've got news for you, Clay Travis is a racist, race-baiting piece of crap.  He doesn't know anything about the NBA.  He's not a fan at all, he's just using this issue to rile up his audience of Trump loving dickheads and say "See, look what the n****** in the NBA are doing now, they'll ruin this country if we let them."  He is a gross political animal with a right wing propaganda radio show thinly disguised as a sports show.

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D'Antoni is one of the most overrated coaches of our era. 

I don't know if I would even want D'Antoni on the Wizards. Did you see him with the Knicks and Lakers? 🤣

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11 minutes ago, ixcuincle said:

D'Antoni is one of the most overrated coaches of our era. 

He created the modern NBA

 

He isn't great with Xs and Os but his philosophy lead to a change in the NBA. Also I don't think the Rockets play the way he wants.

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10 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

He created the modern NBA

 

He isn't great with Xs and Os but his philosophy lead to a change in the NBA. Also I don't think the Rockets play the way he wants.

 

He has coached hyped up teams that never live up to the hype and always disappoint. Also his Knicks and Lakers teams were terrible. 

 

He'll get you to the playoffs but won't win you series. 

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6 minutes ago, ixcuincle said:

He'll get you to the playoffs but won't win you series. 

He has won a series each year he's coached the Rockets.

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1 hour ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

**** Clay Travis.  Trump chugging piece of garbage.

That dude is racist.

True.  Can’t stand Clay Travis and really, even if you stripped away the race baiting, he’d still be an unbearable douche.

 

That said, it’s funny that someone who argued the word owner needed to go, would then include it in their own bio.  

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1 hour ago, ixcuincle said:

the term owner is as innocuous as it gets. I got news for you, this website has an owner. 😮

 

Not really.  I’ve been the co-owner of a car dealership for 10 years and I never publicly talk about my “ownership” or allow people to brand me as such.  Nor do I ever refer to my crew as “employees”...it’s always “coworkers” or “associates”.

 

Furthermore, to assert that the term “owner” and, by extension, “owned” is innocuous is laughable.  It carries a lot a weight in the terms of a business arrangement.  Any business owner can and should echo my position.

 

 

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1 hour ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

He has won a series each year he's coached the Rockets.

how many titles has he won?

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47 minutes ago, Destino said:

True.  Can’t stand Clay Travis and really, even if you stripped away the race baiting, he’d still be an unbearable douche.

 

That said, it’s funny that someone who argued the word owner needed to go, would then include it in their own bio.  

 

I haven't seen Draymond's argument, but I would guess that he would make a distinction between a business whose product is a good like a nutritional supplement, and a business whose products are entertainers/sportsmen.

 

But Draymond isn't the one making this change, it's some NBA owners themselves.  And my take is they have the right to give themselves pretty much any title they want.  That's not the narrative Clay Travis was selling to his Trump supporter audience.  It was basically that the NBA, led by black players, were overstepping their place.  He doesn't say that explicitly, but that's his message.  Instead it's all, "I'm a lawyer, they're stupid for not knowing the legal definition of ownership in the business context, this is more proof that America is on the wrong track, this is why Trump got elected, yadda yadda yah."   All the right wing radio hack hits.  It's clear that he knows nothing about the NBA or its culture, doesn't care about it at all, and only wants to use it to race bait and get attention.

 

I have the misfortune of him being one of two morning drive time sports radio shows in my city.  Every once in a while I get curious and switch it to Fox Sports to peer under the rock.  Always come away regretting it.

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1 hour ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Not really.  I’ve been the co-owner of a car dealership for 10 years and I never publicly talk about my “ownership” or allow people to brand me as such.  Nor do I ever refer to my crew as “employees”...it’s always “coworkers” or “associates”.

 

Furthermore, to assert that the term “owner” and, by extension, “owned” is innocuous is laughable.  It carries a lot a weight in the terms of a business arrangement.  Any business owner can and should echo my position.

 

 

completely baffled that we cannot use the term employees or owner anymore. this old fart here don't like it one bit.  

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17 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

 

Thats not what you claimed he didn’t do?

 

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29 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

 

Thats not what you claimed he didn’t do?

 

That goal post just stood up and started walking...saw it.

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Talk is Rockets want Butler in a sign and trade.

 

Wizards get Capella, Gordon, and two future Rockets 1st round picks.

 

Sixers get Beal.

 

Rockets get Butler

 

Yay or nay?

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4 minutes ago, PeterMP said:

Talk is Rockets want Butler in a sign and trade.

 

Wizards get Capella, Gordon, and two future Rockets 1st round picks.

 

Sixers get Beal.

 

Rockets get Butler

 

Yay or nay?

 

Get another first from the Sixers.  Maybe two firsts...

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1 hour ago, Renegade7 said:

 

That goal post just stood up and started walking...saw it.

 

Wait... Peter mp laughed at this...

 

Think you should be given a tv title at least for that post

 

WCWworldtvbelt.JPG

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41 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Get another first from the Sixers.  Maybe two firsts...

 

Agreed - two Houston first rounders are worthless since they won't be lottery picks.

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1 hour ago, PeterMP said:

Talk is Rockets want Butler in a sign and trade.

 

Wizards get Capella, Gordon, and two future Rockets 1st round picks.

 

Sixers get Beal.

 

Rockets get Butler

 

Yay or nay?

Nay.  That rockets team would easily win 50 games making those first round picks like in the high 20's and the trade would signal a total rebuild.  Picks that late aren't great. 

 

If we trade Beal it should be for a high upside younger player.  Start the rebuild immediately. 

 

 

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