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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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2 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

This is why guys like Bortles & Keenum in general don't lead their teams to championships.  The Vikings & Jags have good defenses but nothing like the 2000 Ravens.   That caliber of a defense isn't replicated just because any given defense is ranked in the Top 5 during any particular season.

 

Bortles was solid

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1 minute ago, NoCalMike said:

If Vikings defense has anything big left in them, now is the time to make something happen, with Philly pinned inside their own 10.  If Philly ends up with any kind of points here, or even switches field position. The 4th quarter mine as well not even be watched.

 

Well, they blew that. :eagles_suck:

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2 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

This is why guys like Bortles & Keenum in general don't lead their teams to championships.  The Vikings & Jags have good defenses but nothing like the 2000 Ravens.   That caliber of a defense isn't replicated just because any given defense is ranked in the Top 5 during any particular season.

And to win a Bowl, there's a good chance (though not a certainty- see Dilfer) that you're going to have to pull some games out as a QB. And maybe you can do it once or twice, but eventually these guys can't keep doing it. Keenum had his miracle last week, Borltes never had to come back, but manages a big drive last week. But neither of them had it today. We'll see if midnight strikes on Foles in the next one.

3 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

If Vikings defense has anything big left in them, now is the time to make something happen, with Philly pinned inside their own 10.  If Philly ends up with any kind of points here, or even switches field position. The 4th quarter mine as well not even be watched.

How's that working out for them?

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Eagles are going to be a tough out even for the Pats.  I hate rooting for the Patriots but I’m going to be a big Brady fan in two weeks.  

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2 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

I’ll never step foot in Boston.

 

That's a shame. I think you'd enjoy the Boston Pops. They're doing Mozart starting in February. There's also some really amazing gelato places in north end, Boston's little Italy. Of course, when I went, I had the opportunity to spend a night at the house of one of aerosmith's member's, in a real posh neighborhood. So ...

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I said I would root for whoever was against the Pats, but since its the Eagles...I can't do it. Foles can't do, let Brady get his win so he can go the hell away.

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Just now, Monk4thaHALL said:

 

That's a shame. I think you'd enjoy the Boston Pops. They're doing Mozart starting in February. There's also some really amazing gelato places in north end, Boston's little Italy. Of course, when I went, I had the opportunity to spend a night at the house of one of aerosmith's member's, in a real posh neighborhood. So ...

Boston's awesome. 

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7 minutes ago, Vladimir L said:

 

Bortles was solid

 

Solid?  They barely let the guy touch the ball until they were behind late in the game and had to due to the clock.

So what exactly is Foles contract right now?  If Cousins ends up flying the coop I think I'd rather have Foles than a guy like Alex Smith. Sort of similar skill sets but Foles is younger.

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2 minutes ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

Might get Saban/Belicheck/Coach K in the same year.

That’s a Satanic trifecta.

 

Good one. 

 

I just want to see Roy wear his used car salesman powder blue blazer. It makes me feel warm inside. 

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2 minutes ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

Might get Saban/Belicheck/Coach K        in the same year.

 

That’s a Satanic trifecta.

That can't be the first time it happened.

 

Just saw that Duke got the top 3 recruits in the country. TOP THREE. All going to one school. Yeah, that's great.

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I’d hate to be a cop in Philly tonight.  The number of drunk idiots per capita in that city will reach new heights tonight.  I saw earlier that they were putting crisco on all city street light, stop light poles just to keep the idiots from climbing them.  Lol.  

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1 minute ago, CRobi21 said:

They're not beating the Pats..

“They’re not beating the Dalckbs.”

 

”They’re not beating the Vikings.”

 

yet, here they are, barring an epic collapse, in the SB.

 

My guess is Bill will make Foles his ****.  Because that’s what he tends to do to average (at best) QBs.  

 

But who ghe hell knows.

 

And, BTW, Wentz comes back next year

 

And we’re going to field McCoy, Doctson, Grant, Reed (for the 3 minute before he gets hurt) and Crowder to try and beat them.

 

its like trying to win a duel with a water gun.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

“They’re not beating the Dalckbs.”

 

Is that an epic misspell, or am I having a stroke? Wait, do I smell almonds? Has my left side always been this weak?

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1 minute ago, Gibbit said:

Good god, get more crisco

 

And some flame-retardant cop cars.

Just now, Rufus T Firefly said:

Is that an epic misspell, or am I having a stroke?

 

Nah, probably just drunk. :) 

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8 minutes ago, Monk4thaHALL said:

 

That's a shame. I think you'd enjoy the Boston Pops. They're doing Mozart starting in February. There's also some really amazing gelato places in north end, Boston's little Italy. Of course, when I went, I had the opportunity to spend a night at the house of one of aerosmith's member's, in a real posh neighborhood. So ...

 

Heard they had some brutally cold winters tho...

 

i think i csn get everything I need from a Boston visit by going to NYC. But I do want to hear more about this Aerosmith visit 

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5 minutes ago, Gibbit said:

Good god, get more crisco

And let the Vikings use some.

 

Thank you, try the veal.

 

 

 

Not that it matters at this point, but really how do you not let Bradford take a shot at this point?

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4 minutes ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

Is that an epic misspell, or am I having a stroke? Wait, do I smell almonds? Has my left side always been this weak?

It’s apparently what Siri translated from “Atlanta”...

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The nfl is stupid. They want philly versus ne. Stupid. How about i don’t care. Thanks nfl and the skins for detaching me

 

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