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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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ThinkProgress: Trump confidant dumped millions in steel-related stock last week (Also the Trade War thread)

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This is why presidential tweets are a bad idea. The thought sometimes just doesn't get across.

I very much doubt that as idiotic as he is, he is saying the moon and Mars are an actual part of one another..  part of the space program seems much more logical, and I'd assume what he meant.

 

You can't kick at everything..    it sounds like tan suit / mom jeans bull****...  just ringing in the left ear.

 

~Bang

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Guess his staff (or Fox and Friends) has convinced him that he "won" with Mexico. 

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6 minutes ago, FanboyOf91 said:

 

 

You will never “win” a trade war with an authoritarian regime grounded in centralized planning, with no voters to answer to.

 

The answer to China was TPP and bringing our European allies on board to isolate them further. Trump fire bombed most of our international diplomatic channels. 

 

The end result of “America first” is America alone and isolated, stumbling around in a globalized world that will leave you behind very fast.

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Someone pointed out to me that Agent Orange will bail out the steel industry if it gets too bad, and I've been silently screaming for the past 10 minutes.

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24 minutes ago, FanboyOf91 said:
Someone pointed out to me that Agent Orange will bail out the steel industry if it gets too bad, and I've been silently screaming for the past 10 minutes.

 

Socialism as a substitute for bad economic policies. Even mouthbreathing GOPers screaming "VENEZUELLAAAAA!!!" is just projection at this point.

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35 minutes ago, FanboyOf91 said:

Someone pointed out to me that Agent Orange will bail out the steel industry if it gets too bad, and I've been silently screaming for the past 10 minutes.

 

Get in your car, turn the music way up and scream for real. It helps. 

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5 hours ago, No Excuses said:

 

You will never “win” a trade war with an authoritarian regime grounded in centralized planning, with no voters to answer to.

 

The answer to China was TPP and bringing our European allies on board to isolate them further. Trump fire bombed most of our international diplomatic channels. 

 

The end result of “America first” is America alone and isolated, stumbling around in a globalized world that will leave you behind very fast.

 

It isn't really even that.  The war is unwinnable because of too much of our economy is based on IP.  Which they can ignore even more if they want (and at least most of the rest of the world will happily buy from them).

 

If you are going to win a trade war, you have to have an economy that isn't heavily based on IP.

 

China might come to the table and make a deal.  But they aren't going to "lose" this trade war.

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2 hours ago, PeterMP said:

 

It isn't really even that.  The war is unwinnable because of too much of our economy is based on IP.  Which they can ignore even more if they want (and at least most of the rest of the world will happily buy from them).

 

If you are going to win a trade war, you have to have an economy that isn't heavily based on IP.

 

China might come to the table and make a deal.  But they aren't going to "lose" this trade war.

 

Wish I could disagree with your claims or your reasoning.  

 

(I know, sometimes I do, anyway.)  

 

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Oh Lord, of course Hawley is involved.

 

Why this won't work the way they want it:

 

 

 

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