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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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Originally posted by brookboyz25

Here's another shot of me acting like a jackass with my girlfriend and a bunch of our friends.

I'm the one on the right ....If you can't figure out whose the jackass in this pic :lmao:

Always good when the jackass has to be pointed out.

As in my case, most people know without me telling.

;)

Blondie

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Stratoman, about year and half ago my wife and I went to Colorado Springs for an award ceremony. We stayed at

the Broadmoor.

One night Ford took us to a place up a hill over looking

the city. It might have been the Sunbird. We had authentic

local dishes...great place with great view.

Want to go back sometime. Great city....altitude hard on

us flatland folks.

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Originally posted by riggins44

Stratoman, about year and half ago my wife and I went to Colorado Springs for an award ceremony. We stayed at

the Broadmoor.

One night Ford took us to a place up a hill over looking

the city. It might have been the Sunbird. We had authentic

local dishes...great place with great view.

Want to go back sometime. Great city....altitude hard on

us flatland folks.

riggins44,

Sounds like you were at the Sunbird.

I lived in Denver for 8 years before moving to the Springs, and I like it much better as it's like a bigger city with a small town feel.

You are right against the mountains in the Springs unlike Denver were you have to drive for 20 mins or so to get into the foothills.

I love it out here! NO STINKING HUMIDITY to deal with in the Summer. I grew up in the DC suburbs and know all too well about that. Not as many insects either.:cheers:

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Are ya takin on boarders Strato:laugh: sounds like my kind of place................oh wait...........it gets cold out that way:doh:

Sorry.....last years pic....nothing newer

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Originally posted by Pete

Are ya takin on boarders Strato:laugh: sounds like my kind of place................oh wait...........it gets cold out that way:doh:

Sorry.....last years pic....nothing newer

Pete,

That's kind of a misnomer. Yesterday we were in the mid 60's during the day and mid 50's at night. We have had only one light snow so far this winter and it was only here for a day or 2 and was gone. That's what happens when we get big snows, we may get 2 or 3 feet and in a day or 2 it is gone. :cheers:

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Originally posted by riggins44

Here is my son Michael at his first Redskin game.

cool pic riggins44! How old is your son? I was 13 whwn I went to my first Redskins game. It was a preseason game vs the Steelers before the 74 season.

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Originally posted by codeorama

I posted mine on the last thread...

Eagles Legendz....

How do you ever have time to post here?? Don't you have other things you should be "doing?"

Well, it's over now. That was prom. Different one for our other formal dance on Saturday. I s'pose you won't see me on much this weekend. :laugh:

;) BTW, thanks Tarhog.

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Originally posted by WarpathBrave86

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Me and a few friends, Im the guy in the Blue sweatshirt. No clue who the girl in the Billabong sweatshirt is? haha

Spppt. I'm supposed to email you now.

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Ah wtf that ain't cool. Haha damn...hmm I'll try and fix the problem. It isn't my site that I got the picture from, a girl I know has the funtigo site and posted a picture of me and a few friends..including herself.

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Originally posted by speedwagon20

I'm assuming you eventually warned your son that the MetroBus was bearing down on him...right?

Damn! Knew I forgot something!:laugh:

Stratoman...he's 12.

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