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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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We did this about a year ago, and it was a great idea! Thought I'd resurrect it since we've got so many new members (and older ones who were too gutless to post a pic the first time around). Time to ante up!

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Me and my son Daniel at the Panthers debacle.

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Well now..I guess I'll ante up....again....( don't want to be called gutless a year from now. :silly: ) I'll even volunteer another poster or 2 while I'm at it. :D (names to be with held under the threat of personal injury :silly: ).

I'm in the front. Sporting the Extreme colors.

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Originally posted by dchogs

browsing thought "show yourself I," i came across one dollar's pic with his family. sad sad sad.

I haven't been around here long but I remember someone having a "In memory of One Dollar in there sig"

He looked so young. How did he pass away?

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I know showing myself is NOT going to help my cause.

Just remember, I am a loyal REDSKIN fan and nice on top of that!!

Blondie

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Originally posted by dchogs

browsing thought "show yourself I," i came across one dollar's pic with his family. sad sad sad.

Yup. :(

It was also wierd seeing Indyskinsfan. Anyone have any idea what happened to that guy?

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I've wondered about Indy, too. I recall his saying he was leaving ... but like some others, he'd done that before and always came back anyway. :)

I think Braves on Warpath and he are acquaintances. Maybe BOW can give let us know if the guy is at least okay.

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Originally posted by skinsfanjoe

I haven't been around here long but I remember someone having a "In memory of One Dollar in there sig"

He looked so young. How did he pass away?

i don't think we know for sure, or at least, i don't remember reading anything definitive.

and, not that it matters at all, but as #950 something, you were here when he passed. no biggie.

it still surprises me how touching his passing was, as i didn't know him personally. IMO, it speaks highly of extremeskins, the mods, and the members that the loss of a cyberfriend can make your stomach drop.

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I believe he had a massive heart attack and essentially dropped dead early one day at work. He was only 35 or so as I recall. And yes, I was jarred by it too.

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