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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 wanted to bump this back up since it appears half the board joines after Joe Gibbs came back and the last post on this thread was January 4th.

Put up your pictures newbies, you can search this thread and find me.

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Alright, I'll bite. Unfortunately, no pics in Skins accoutrements. However, if Joe ever has need for my talents, I'm ready to play :)

:adoration

:cheers:

[Pic taken in Irbil, Iraq at the CPA-N HQ]

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jpillian,

I will never have disrespect for a cheerleeder (avatar, that is!) again! :)

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Thought I'd add my ugly mug on here. (Might not be worth clicking on.)

The lady on my left is my girlfriend.

She's a Democrat, too. (Public defender in the Juvenile Courts.)

This pic was from Ocean City, MD last summer.

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Originally posted by phanatic

Nice pick joe.:rolleyes: Where did it go?

Heres my attention whore dog.

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Was trying to resize the pic while uploading it. That never works.

What does "Heres my attention whore dog" mean?

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Originally posted by phanatic

That means my dog is an attention whore so he wanted to have his pic posted. Gotta love those pugs!:laugh:

Gotcha, although I still don't see a picture.

I thought you were making a comment about my girlfriend!

:laugh:

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Cowboy-fan hubby and me in an old-tyme car after our wedding 3 1/2 years ago.

I'll be nice and not post the pics I have of Montilar at said wedding cuz he'll kill me if I do - and he's gonna let me have some plants for my garden, so I hafta be nice :D

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here's me and my bartender celebrating the Spurs a$$kicking of the grizz on saturday....good times!

:cheers:

p.s. don't tell wifey....:paranoid:

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haven't done this before...just got a pic of myself on my work computer (don't check extremeskins at home).

here's me and my wife after a soccer game:

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Originally posted by dchogs

haven't done this before...just got a pic of myself on my work computer (don't check extremeskins at home).

here's me and my wife after a soccer game:

DC, being that you are a former resident of Pennsylvania, I will hold my soccer comments :D

We need fields for lacrosse but Soccer holds the fields, for now at least. :cuss:

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