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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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I'm coming to NoVA on Friday. Anyone know what it looks like on the local level?

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Thunderstorms today are zeroing in on the evening rush hour. 5pm-8pm.

I'm coming to NoVA on Friday. Anyone know what it looks like on the local level?

Looks great!

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Possible tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. Watching live coverage on TWC.

They used the Emergency Alert System for the DCA for a thunderstorm warning again. Guess that's going to be the norm now? Can see a lot of people getting pissed if they set that **** off during their favorite shows. Imagine that **** interrupting the final minute of a Wiz/Caps game.

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Super nice days today and tomorrow will be replaced by progressively bigger chances of showers and thunderstorms. Saturday has a chance for passing afternoon thunderstorm, Sunday a better chance, then Monday looks rainy, and it continues in to Tuesday afternoon.

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down the road from me they had almost12" of rain in three hours

 

round 2 is on the way

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down the road from me they had almost12" of rain in three hours

 

round 2 is on the way

 

Texas' Decade-Long Megadrought Put on Hold While Texas Floods

 

Remember a couple of years ago when Texas was in such a deep, seemingly-irreversible drought that experts trumpeted it as the next great megadrought, the likes of which would cause Texas to poof into a pile of dust by the end of the decade? The people currently wading through their living rooms remember.

 

Texas’ drought situation continues to improve week after week due to the extremely wet pattern that’s parked itself across the south-central part of the country over the past month or two. Just about everyone across the Lone Star State has seen excessive rainfall from recent storms, many of which resulted in training events, or storms bubbling up and continuously moving over the same area like train cars on railroad tracks.

 

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Well, about 4ft deep in front of the house and another band expected to drop 3" or 4"s.

new neighbor is making a no wake zone sign.


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I'm good
 

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Showers and thunderstorms are popping up all over the place. Rainy outlook for the area in general. In for a cold spell the next few days, highs around 70. Yikes.

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Sun is especially brutal today, humidity is rising. Chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. One that went by late last night sent a bolt of lightning that was very very frightening extremely close to where I live. Flash, kapow, pissed pants, said prayers, cried, sang hymns, made amends with God, then opened a beer and watched the rest from the window.

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90s and 100s here in the Charlotte area for the next ten days. Muggy, hot and miserable.

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raining here, of course....more school closures and such than I'd expect

 

maybe the backside of the storm will be more memorable

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90s and 100s here in the Charlotte area for the next ten days. Muggy, hit and miserable.

Getting that over here on OBX too. Option to jump in the water to cool off is there, but comes with the risk of losing life/limb to sharks.

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Severe thunderstorms this evening for the DC area. Heading in from the northwest. Northern Moco is getting hit with storms right now.

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These latest thunderstorms have been fun.  My daughter just learned to say "thunder storm" and she says it with awe.  We try to hang out in the door way so we can feel the storm a little bit, but it isn't long before we're chased inside by my wife that swears we'll be killed. 

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Experienced a few drops of rain today I'd say. Basement started flooding, I just so happened to catch it right when it was pooling up. Lucky. A few towels and a bucket saved me. Had to go outside twice to scoop water out of where it was coming in the house, raining like a mother****er.

The main bulk of the storm is leaving the DC area right now, but showers and thunderstorms are scattered all over the place behind it. Mountains seem to be doing a good job eating those up, but who knows what will pop up on this side of 'em.

A definite break in the action though, finally.

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