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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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Just now, thegreaterbuzzette said:

Yes employers get to pick what plans if any they offer. Some offer phenomenal plans and pay 100% premiums. Others offer the crappiest plans allowable by ACA (often labeled catastrophic plans) which actually end up requiring low wage earners to pay more out of pocket then if they had no insurance at all.

 

So we agree then?  I wasn't a fan of options on the ACA exchanges when they first came out, let alone now.  It will hard to get my support for removing private insurance unless they plan to make sure Medicare can match those phenomenal plans.  It's already been shown in here how many countries with universal health care still have private insurance, doesn't have to be all or nothing, and its good most of them support it.

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3 minutes ago, Nerm said:

 

I don't follow much of news about these issues as a public policy debate.  So, I am not sure what solutions are being proposed.  As a practical matter, however, paying providers less for the time they spend treating mental health issues will reduce the number of people willing to spend time providing treatment.

My last insurance my psychiatrist was $100 every visit in-network and kept going because I didn't meet my deductible.  There's gotta be another way, its turning people away.

 

I'm hoping the whole hospital and practice closing thing comes up again, someone has to make clear how they plan to keep the medical industry from contracting the way so many are predicting without protecting them.  The common diss for this idea is the lines will get longer, won't the additional patients help off-set the price cuts?

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1 hour ago, twa said:

 

Carter was big on plans and the belief govt could make things better, intelligence does not equal leadership or even the right path.

 

He had good intentions though. :pint:

 

???

 

A lot of what Carter did was actually rollback government interferences in the free market that had been instituted under Nixon (and earlier) (lifted the regulations on domestic oil, trucking, and the airlines).

 

Carter was against nationalized healthcare.

 

And government does generally make things better.  Certainly, things are better here than countries without (functional) governments.

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A lot more of people trying to stick their bits in than last night.  No one cares to wait for their names to be called.

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22 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Think the Yang is more like Kang??

 

Kang

 

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Lol @ Swalwell going straight at Biden's age. Also he's right.

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If it keeps being a trainwreck like this, I'm gonna turn it off.  This seems like the GOP debates.  Who can yell the loudest.

 

Okay, Harris just did a good job there.

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Disagree with Harris though that no one should have to work more than one job to have a home.  That is just unrealistic.

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