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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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2018 Free Agency Database - (Signed: WILLIAMS - McPhee - Scandrick - P-Rich) - (Lauvao, Bergstrom, Nsehke, Taylor, Z. Brown and Quick re-signed)

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52 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Scandrick signed with the Chiefs.

What will he do, compete with Fuller for the slot ? Lol

Maybe after David Amerson's bad game, they're looking for a replacement for him.

Amersons with the Chiefs now?? Wow. Had no idea he was even still in the league 

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1 hour ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Amersons with the Chiefs now?? Wow. Had no idea he was even still in the league 

 

Yeah, I found out he was on the Chiefs when a news story popped up on my feed showing him getting roasted by a Raiders rookie. 

 

Sounds about right. 

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Bengals releasing 28 year old stud Safety George Iloka...

 

yes please... true FS

Releasing why?

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Just now, panahoo said:

Releasing why?

 

Financial reasons

Ian Rapoport

 

A stunner: The #Bengals are releasing starting safety George Iloka, per @MikeGarafolo and me. He’s started every game he’s played in since 2013. Purely a financial decision, but a 28-year-old safety hitting the market at this point is good news for interested teams.

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Financial reasons

Ok. Just seemed odd to be releasing now.....

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Our leader on defense is a FS?  If you listen to the coaches they love our safeties and being that they are all healthy I would say there's not a snowballs chance n hell we sign anyone to that position unless they want to be a #2.

 

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6 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

Our leader on defense is a FS?  If you listen to the coaches they love our safeties and being that they are all healthy I would say there's not a snowballs chance n hell we sign anyone to that position unless they want to be a #2.

 

 

Or maybe move Iloka to SS, he played there in college. At 6'4 and 225, he could handle it.

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4 minutes ago, Morneblade said:

 

Or maybe move Iloka to SS, he played there in college. At 6'4 and 225, he could handle it.

Jay loves these safeties, he did a presser during free agency and answered a few questions from the media concerning safeties, he said the issue was he couldn't get anyone talented enough to come in unless they thought they had a chance to start.

 

I'm paraphrasing but the video was months ago and doubt I will find it.

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2 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Amersons with the Chiefs now?? Wow. Had no idea he was even still in the league 

 

1 hour ago, ExoDus84 said:

 

Yeah, I found out he was on the Chiefs when a news story popped up on my feed showing him getting roasted by a Raiders rookie. 

 

Sounds about right. 

 

Yea and add to that, they brought in Breeland for a visit.

They really have a thing for our corners.

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11 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

Jay loves these safeties, he did a presser during free agency and answered a few questions from the media concerning safeties, he said the issue was he couldn't get anyone talented enough to come in unless they thought they had a chance to start.

 

I'm paraphrasing but the video was months ago and doubt I will find it.

 

I don't doubt it, but he also loves Kelly, and yet we looked at Charles and are bringing in AP. Honestly, I be all over Iloka. He's 28, and Nicholson is still green. I'd bring him in and have Nicholson waiting in the wings.

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1 hour ago, JSSkinz said:

Our leader on defense is a FS?  If you listen to the coaches they love our safeties and being that they are all healthy I would say there's not a snowballs chance n hell we sign anyone to that position unless they want to be a #2.

 

 

I agree, No chance in signing him

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1 hour ago, JSSkinz said:

Our leader on defense is a FS?  If you listen to the coaches they love our safeties and being that they are all healthy I would say there's not a snowballs chance n hell we sign anyone to that position unless they want to be a #2.

 

Doesn't swearinger play both fs/ss interchangeably?  I know there were a lot of times Nicholson was the high safety, which is probably his strength.  And if iloka plays fs but played ss in college like someone mentioned, he could play both interchangeably, and having both safeties be able to handle both and disguise looks would be a nice advantage.

 

And I think with all the youth at the safety position, I think that is one unit where a veteran presence would be a nice addition.  I would hate to see apke or blanding go to make room, but I think we know Everett's ceiling.  If his ST production can be replaced elsewhere, I say go for iloka, but only for a reasonable contract.

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Can we trade CT and Preston Smith for Khalil Mack, sign Charles and AP, and Iloka?

 

That would be CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!

 

Bring back Vinny Cerrato!!!!!

 

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Pretty sure it was reported at the time that Vinny wanted to draft Charles but got forced into taking the Comb.

 

Shockng luck at RB. Feels like the time under Shanahan (I think) where we were scratching around for over the hill vet RBs.

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8 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Pretty sure it was reported at the time that Vinny wanted to draft Charles but got forced into taking the Comb.

 

Shockng luck at RB. Feels like the time under Shanahan (I think) where we were scratching around for over the hill vet RBs.

 

I'm not sure we were down to 2 healthy RB's then, though. But yeah, that was pretty ugly.

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6 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Scandrick signed with the Chiefs.

What will he do, compete with Fuller for the slot ? Lol

Maybe after David Amerson's bad game, they're looking for a replacement for him.

What is it with Chiefs and ex-Redskins DBs?

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55 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Pretty sure it was reported at the time that Vinny wanted to draft Charles but got forced into taking the Comb.

 

Shockng luck at RB. Feels like the time under Shanahan (I think) where we were scratching around for over the hill vet RBs.

Yep, who was that chiefs RB that we signed prior to that first regular season game? Actually i think we signed whoever it was in year 2 of zorn. I remember he was awful. 

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4 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Yep, who was that chiefs RB that we signed prior to that first regular season game? Actually i think we signed whoever it was in year 2 of zorn. I remember he was awful. 

 

 

Larry Johnson? 

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