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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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On 11/13/2018 at 4:59 PM, FanboyOf91 said:
Okay, but you're still competing with the write-in votes for Michelle Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at this point.

He's DOA but at least he's not going the Bernie route of being a D only when it suits him.

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Even though it's sad that I started this thread back in August 2017, I can't wait for campaign 2020 to begin.  No, I don't care for the endless campaign commercials. The 20-30 Democrats running, will will make it hard to choose the right candidate.  I know Trump and the GOP will do even worse things in 2020.  There's a strong possibility, Trump will have started a war somewhere; just to help him win reelection.  Also, I can see Trump & the GOP try to stir things up in the cities and we have riots, etc... Conditions like the late 60's/Early 70's. How does Trump react to the final results of the Mueller investigation?   Etc....      It's going to be a hellish campaign. 

 

Still, I want it to start because I believe, it will literally drive Trump insane.  When you have 20-30 candidates running and critizing you; you know he can't shut up. Maybe, it leads him to have a mental breakdown and we can remove him; early.   Crazy?  Not so in Trumpland.  It's time to hit back at Trump real hard and provide an alternative to him; at the same time.  

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I don't believe for one minute that Trump doesn't run for reelection.  Yeah, he not really want to be President or even like the job; but he wouldn't want give up what comes with the Presidency.

 

He has that 30% that worships him and follows him blindly.  Once he's no longer president, that will go away. He will eventually be forgotten about, by his cult.

 

Trump knows, the moment he's gone; indictments will follow.  All his crimes, will have to be accounted for. So, he will stay as President as long as he can. Use the pardon power of the Presidency, to absolves him and his croonies; of their their crimes.

 

Finally, Trump is making money; while being President. He won't want to give us that cash flow so easily.

 

Still, with that said; what happens to the 2020 race if Trump doesn't run for reelection?

 

1.  When would Trump announce that he's not running?    Would it later in 2019? Would he waiting until after the primaries in 2020 but before the convention?

The timing would be very important to the GOP finding a candidate to field in 2020.

 

2.  If Trump doesn't run, who does run?  Obviously, Pence would be the favorite.  You would have several of the 2016 candidates try again, like Kasich, Cruz, Rubio. I suspect Flake, Sasse, Corker, Hailey and other newbies would throw their hat into the ring.

 

3.  With Trump not running, does that make the race easier or harder for the Dem candidate to win in 2020?  It's hard to see the GOP recover in 2020 from Trump. He may not be running, but he would still be the President and every candidate would have to answer for Trump; even the ones who were Never Trumpers.

 

So, if the slim chance occurs and Trump doesn't run; that would add a new dynamic to the 2020 race.

 

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2 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

He's already announced and has a re-election campaign in place. He did that last year.

He did that on the day he took office. Still, slim chance he changes his mind. My last post was just what if, he changes his mind and doesn't run. What would happen to the 2020 race without Trump.

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1 hour ago, LadySkinsFan said:

She is the most skilled operative in the House, and maybe even Washington.

 

True. She's also a massive liability during election season. 

 

 

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Only because of relentless lies by Republicans a la Hillary Clinton. 

 

If she embraces some progressive legislation, if only to put Republicans on record as against, she will unite the House Democrats and make the 2020 elections relevant to the country.

 

We all know that unless the bills are bipartisan in the House with support in the Senate they aren't passing.

 

Already the people considering running against her are dropping out. 

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3 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

She is the most skilled operative in the House, and maybe even Washington.

 

Then perhaps Majority Whip is a better job fit for her?

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On 11/26/2018 at 6:32 PM, @SkinsGoldPants said:

 

True. She's also a massive liability during election season. 

 

 

 

Eh... any prominent Democrat takes on that boogeyman role in her absence.

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How much of a liability was Pelosi? 

 

House Dems overwhelmed R’s in the suburbs and the sections of America with economic acitivity

 

She won’t ever get the racist redneck vote in rural America. So be it 

 

In Raleigh, Pelosi seemed to be the only candidate running considering all the ads featured her. Yet Dems did just fine in House districts here

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From a Never-Trump Republican:

 

I doubt this. McConnell has tied himself to the HMS Trump and will go down with the ship.

 

Think this has more to do with how hurricane coverage is viewed in the age of social media, but there it is.

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