• Blog Entries

    • By TK in ES Coverage
         1
      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."

       
       
       
Jumbo

Moose & Squirrel v Boris & Natasha: what's the deal with the rooskies and trumpland?

Recommended Posts

When Comey was fired and Rosenstein was questioned before the committee, I remember thinking “now Trump is just gonna skate with this guy in charge”. Soon he appointed Mueller.

 

Hoping the same thing will happen with Barr. Somebody has to stop this atrocity. Might as well be Bill.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, NoCalMike said:

Question for everyone:  If Mueller report can't find a *direct* connection to the specific collusion issue, will it even matter that else the investigation, or the other investigations going on (all have to do with dirt, likely illegal, money practices) find him to be guilty of, or were too many "Collusion" eggs been put in the basket where if he isn't charged with that specifically, any hope of ousting the President over with as far as support from enough GOP members backed by the American people?

 

Oh, "no collusion" was created from the outset as a shorthand for "well, the government does not have a recording of Trump personally, and Putin personally, agreeing to an explicit quid pro quo, which they then carried out". (We hope.)

 

And from what I've seen of the GOP voters, they'd deny it even if there was. 

58 minutes ago, twa said:

If Mueller finds no direct evidence of collusion or obstruction Trump will certainly benefit.

 

Assume you mean "evidence of obstruction over and above firing the head of the FBI because he failed to promise to keep Trump's staff from being mentioned in the counterintelligence investigation that was just getting started"?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

 

 

Assume you mean "evidence of obstruction over and above firing the head of the FBI because he failed to promise to keep Trump's staff from being mentioned in the counterintelligence investigation that was just getting started"?

 

I assume you think you don't need real evidence that that was the reason.

 

what is your quote from?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not worrying about Trump coming out of this investigation looking clean until I hear what Gates, Flynn and Cohen gave up for leniency. The number of lies already exposed should be enough for most thinking people anyhow. MAGA people will go to their graves believing whatever Trump tells them, so the effect on them is Irrelevant.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, twa said:

 

I assume you think you don't need real evidence that that was the reason.

 

 

I assume you think you can sell the notion that the fact that he made the demand, then within days instructed his staff to start generating a cover story for firing him, then within days of the firing announced that it was a cover story, taken in context of two years of his other actions, isn't enough. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stone left the courthouse looking so smug. Judge probably did the right thing, but she ought to have thrown the book at him. He is a prime definition of "contempt of court"

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, twa said:

I assume you think you don't need real evidence that that was the reason.

I don’t know what you’re responding to but definitely agree that I hate when people claim things to be true with no supporting evidence.

 

edit: WAIT!!! YOU SAID THAT?!?!?

Edited by Sacks 'n' Stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Larry said:

 

I assume you think you can sell the notion that the fact that he made the demand, then within days instructed his staff to start generating a cover story for firing him, then within days of the firing announced that it was a cover story, taken in context of two years of his other actions, isn't enough. 

 

Any proof it was a demand?

 

Odd the Dems haven't gone all in on impeachment IF what you say is provable.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Any proof it was a demand?

 

Odd the Dems haven't gone all in on impeachment IF what you say is provable.

 

 

You believe they aren't going to impeach him? They have said they will wait until they have Mueller's report. Plus having the damning testimony closer to the election makes sense politically.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, twa said:

Any proof it was a demand?

 

Other than the fact that the decision to fire him was made within days of him failing to agree?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

Other than the fact that the decision to fire him was made within days of him failing to agree?

 

That is not proof

3 minutes ago, RedskinsFan44 said:

You believe they aren't going to impeach him? They have said they will wait until they have Mueller's report. Plus having the damning testimony closer to the election makes sense politically.

 

I'd imagine it will depend on new information.

 

You are claiming they are delaying removing a genuine threat to the country in hope of political benefit? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, twa said:

 

That is not proof

 

I'd imagine it will depend on new information.

 

You are claiming they are delaying removing a genuine threat to the country in hope of political benefit? 

They are waiting to be fully locked and loaded. And yeah, it's politics. For that reason Republicans in the Senate have and will prevent him from being removed even though it's obvious he should be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, RedskinsFan44 said:

They are waiting to be fully locked and loaded. And yeah, it's politics. For that reason Republicans in the Senate have and will prevent him from being removed even though it's obvious he should be.

 

and if Mueller adds nothing much new ?

 

I was fine with impeaching him immediately after confirmation.

Don't blame Republicans for Dem inaction.......what the Dems want is political cover.(same as the never Trumpers) :ols:

 

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, twa said:

 

and if Mueller adds nothing much new ?

 

That depends is this "Mueller" Mueller or Unreasonably Redacted Mueller.

 

Because Mueller Mueller has a lot.

 

Unreasonably Redacted Mueller will have less, because, you know, of bad people trying to bury things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think they can muzzle Mueller from disclosing anything important? :ols:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, DogofWar1 said:

 

That depends is this "Mueller" Mueller or Unreasonably Redacted Mueller.

 

Because Mueller Mueller has a lot.

 

Unreasonably Redacted Mueller will have less, because, you know, of bad people trying to bury things.

 

 

Mueller won’t be redacted unless he allows himself to be.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

 

Mueller won’t be redacted unless he allows himself to be.

 

I don't think Mueller will have that power. IIRC the law says (paraphrasing) that he has to turn in his full report to the AG. Then the AG/DoJ decide on what to do and how to report to Congress. If they wanted to they could probably write "no collusion" on a piece of toilet paper and send it to Congress and say "done". But with a Dem House they'll do everything they can to get it out into the light. However that will mean some major court battles when they try to subpoena the full report.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, mistertim said:

 

I don't think Mueller will have that power. IIRC the law says (paraphrasing) that he has to turn in his full report to the AG. Then the AG/DoJ decide on what to do and how to report to Congress. If they wanted to they could probably write "no collusion" on a piece of toilet paper and send it to Congress and say "done". But with a Dem House they'll do everything they can to get it out into the light. However that will mean some major court battles when they try to subpoena the full report.

 

 

He is perfectly capable of giving his opinion on the AGs report without releasing classified information.  The AG can’t, for example, stop Mueller from saying “The AGs report is incomplete” 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, twa said:

 

and if Mueller adds nothing much new ?

 

I was fine with impeaching him immediately after confirmation.

Don't blame Republicans for Dem inaction.......what the Dems want is political cover.(same as the never Trumpers) :ols:

 

 

 

This is an absolute joke and you know it. Try to do better.

Edited by RedskinsFan44
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

 

He is perfectly capable of giving his opinion on the AGs report without releasing classified information.  The AG can’t, for example, stop Mueller from saying “The AGs report is incomplete” 

 

Yeah, sure, but if he can't elaborate on how it's incomplete, then it doesn't do anyone much good.  The Trump/GOP plan is to use any tiny amount of plausible deniability, no matter how tiny, to brush off issues with Trump as merely crazed rantings of the left.

 

Even if Mueller said something so far as "Our investigation indeed covered the President, was a counter-intelligence operation, made numerous suggestions as to actions to DOJ, and the DOJ has released an incomplete report and not taken those actions" that too would just be brushed off, unless the underlying stuff could be brought up too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What if Mueller says, "The report being distributed by the DOJ is incomplete. Seven hundred and ninety three acts of treasonous behavior have been forcibly removed from the document to create a false narrative. They have cobbled together a Devin Nunes fabrication which in some cases attempts to suppress the facts and in others attempts to paint a picture that shows the opposite of what actually happened."

Edited by Burgold

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.