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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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The Non-Winter Weather Thread

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Bigtime sustained rain for the region today (tues 4/14). Should dip in to the 50s around town. Looks like a couple of nice days around 70 after today though.

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I need that 6 weeks where I don't heat or cool the house, just leave windows open

 

Best time of the year. Nothing better than a nice breeze going through the house.

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Last week and this week here in CT has had to be the first time we've had actually good spring weather (60s). I love it :) after this brutal winter I was ready for warm days.

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Last week and this week here in CT has had to be the first time we've had actually good spring weather (60s). I love it :) after this brutal winter I was ready for warm days.

I don't know how you do it. In fact, I don't know how i do it living in Va. It's still too cold for me here.

California beckons...

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California beckons...

 

I don't have AC in my house. I also didn't have to run the heat at all during the winter. Windows open and sea breezes year round!

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I don't have AC in my house. I also didn't have to run the heat at all during the winter. Windows open and sea breezes year round!

 

 

Yep.  My gas and electric bill, combined... about 85 bucks a month.  

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Yep.  My gas and electric bill, combined... about 85 bucks a month.  

 

Sure sounds like CA!

 

My gas and electric runs about $45 a month. Somehow it was $8 this month...no joke :shrug:

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That subsidizes the $5K a month you spend on San Fran's many fine restaurants, I'm sure.

 

San Fran does have fine restaurants, right?

 

can blow $5k a month on figs... 

 

at 2nd tier dives that were cool last year....

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It's 60 degrees here, sunny.  Which is weird.

Going to be awesome all weekend, culminating in 70 degrees on Sunday.

 

Fish, here come the goon family!

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So much for the clouds forecasted, completely blue sky...gorgeous out. Not ruling out clouds later, but right now it's almost damn perfect. Tomorrow we could get some rain, but it otherwise looks good, and Saturday might reach 80 with what looks like clear skies.

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Would love to have even half the rain and yeah I'm saying it, snow that others have and are getting right now. Beautiful daytime temperatures mind you, but precipitation would be nice too.

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72 degrees, sun feels the hottest it's been this year, but decently sized clouds moving over the DMV at 1:30pm. Chance of pop up showers in to tonight.

Again, tomorrow, 80 degrees and partly sunny. Not expecting rain but we've been hit by a couple surprises this month. I'd say 5% chance of showers tomorrow, lol.

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It was nice out yesterday. It appears to be nice out today. It's nice to have the sun out like this instead of bitter cold in March. 

 

Spring and Summer are definitely better than Winter for sure. Sit back at Nats Park and have a cold one, fellas. You can't do that in Winter. 

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So much rain in the Charlotte area. I feel like I moved to Seattle. It has literally rained for a week straight with a few hours here and there with no rain. I mowed the lawn in the rain this morning because if I didn't cut it today, it would take me twice as long next week. Jesus Christ dry up already.

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So much rain in the Charlotte area. I feel like I moved to Seattle. It has literally rained for a week straight with a few hours here and there with no rain. I mowed the lawn in the rain this morning because if I didn't cut it today, it would take me twice as long next week. Jesus Christ dry up already.

When you posted this, a squall of heavy showers and thunderstorms was approaching Charlotte...bet you were just shaking your head...

Looks like you'll get a break from the downpour soon, but there's a nasty little squall heading through Tennessee that could hit you tonight.

Tomorrow afternoon/evening you could get hit too, but after that it looks like it'll stay dry on the east coast the next few days.

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So much rain in the Charlotte area. I feel like I moved to Seattle. It has literally rained for a week straight with a few hours here and there with no rain. I mowed the lawn in the rain this morning because if I didn't cut it today, it would take me twice as long next week. Jesus Christ dry up already.

Same here in ATL.  Hubby had to dig a trench in the back yard to get the water all running in the right direction...it was ending up in a pool under the deck.

I'm getting used to the "shoooosh" sound when cars go by.  :angry:

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Same here in ATL. Hubby had to dig a trench in the back yard to get the water all running in the right direction...it was ending up in a pool under the deck.

I'm getting used to the "shoooosh" sound when cars go by. :angry:

I had to unclog a couple of gutters. The rain was coming down so much the debris wouldn't clear.

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