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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 wonder if Joe Kennedy III is on anyones short list for dark horse VP picks? He was phenomenal at the 2016 DNC, has the bloodline, and would balance a ticket for a candidate if they are a non-New Englander.

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1 hour ago, The Evil Genius said:

I wonder if Joe Kennedy III is on anyones short list for dark horse VP picks? He was phenomenal at the 2016 DNC, has the bloodline, and would balance a ticket for a candidate if they are a non-New Englander.

VP being a white guy probably means Kamala won the nomination. I think the Dem ticket is going to be mixed gender/mixed race.

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Seriously, if the Democrats plan on debating "Socialism" vs. Capitalism during the campaign, they've already lost.  It is basically conceding that they have lost any kind of messaging on the idiocy of "Socialism" even being a part of the dialog. 

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57 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

She's got my vote

 

Mine too.

 

Such a stark contrast to the mouth breathing idiot currently occupying the White House.

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3 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

She's got my vote

 

If the NC primary were held tomorrow I'd vote for Warren. 

 

Hopefully once I get some free time I'll do some volunteer work for her campaign. 

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I love that she's calling it Economic Patriotism. I hope these other democratic candidates learn from her and more so Pete Buttigeig and realize they can co-opt the patriotic and even religious symbolism and buzz words the republicans use to press their voters buttons.

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11 hours ago, No Excuses said:

 

Mine too.

 

Such a stark contrast to the mouth breathing idiot currently occupying the White House.

 

Need to go at these assholes. Not down with meeting them halfway or simply talking about how awful they are

 

She's the only one that seems for real in that regard. If we're going to make iy as a country going forward, that **** had to change

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I shudder at thinking about eight solid months of Trump referring to his opponent as Pocahontas. Ugh.

 

 

Oh and don't get me wrong, I'd easily vote for her despite her mistakes regarding that issue. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Fresh8686 said:

I love that she's calling it Economic Patriotism. I hope these other democratic candidates learn from her and more so Pete Buttigeig and realize they can co-opt the patriotic and even religious symbolism and buzz words the republicans use to press their voters buttons.

 

Damn right. Their minds are hollow. Perfect for ****'in. You can get in there and mess them all up.  

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If Biden or Sanders don't win the nomination, I wonder who does?

 

Lizzie really should've ran in 2016.I think she would've beaten Hillary and have a fair shot of winning then.

 

I don't think she can beat Trump now.  If Biden is the nominee, she is the best choice for his veep . 

 

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I still think Biden will flame out early and Bernie will win the nomination because everyone else will split votes long enough for him to rack up a substantial number of primary/caucus wins.

 

It's not the ideal scenario, but it's the one that I think will happen at this point. Bernie is the only way with a core base of 20-30% of primary voters that aren't voting for anyone but him. I don't think anyone else has that.

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4 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

I still think Biden will flame out early and Bernie will win the nomination because everyone else will split votes long enough for him to rack up a substantial number of primary/caucus wins.

 

It's not the ideal scenario, but it's the one that I think will happen at this point. Bernie is the only way with a core base of 20-30% of primary voters that aren't voting for anyone but him. I don't think anyone else has that.

I would love Bernie as the nominee, but I think it will be Biden. I think Biden will have to pick Warren as his running mate to appease the progressives, though.

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1 minute ago, Simmsy said:

I would love Bernie as the nominee, but I think it will be Biden. I think Biden will have to pick Warren as his running mate to appease the progressives, though.

 

Biden and Harris are both centrist Democrats, Harris less so. Still not paying attention to 2018 candidates and wins. 

 

If Democrats don't win the presidential race and lose the Congress, we as a nation are screwed.

 

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6 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

 

Biden and Harris are both centrist Democrats, Harris less so. Still not paying attention to 2018 candidates and wins. 

 

If Democrats don't win the presidential race and lose the Congress, we as a nation are screwed.

 

2020 is a long way off, so I don't want to predict anything, but Trump is losing ground, not gaining. I know the Dems want to impeach now, but Pelosi is right to want to drag it out. Let the facts come out slowly so the people don't forget (which they do). Let Trump hang himself on his own petard, impeachment won't get him out of office. Instead, slowly have everyone explain what the Mueller Report means, it is the only way.

 

P.S. Candidates need to stick to policy, let congress hammer away at Trump.

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Just now, Simmsy said:

Instead, slowly have everyone explain what the Mueller Report means, it is the only way.

Won't matter if Fox News stays their course.

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Just now, TheGreatBuzz said:

Won't matter if Fox News stays their course.

I'm guessing you saw the video of the old woman admitting she had no idea about what the Mueller Report said about Trump? She still saw the light, I understand why they're taking their time. There is a civil war in the GOP, some of the left are afraid that they will head the charge and take credit for usurping Trump. I don't think we're there yet.

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