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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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Welcome to the Washington Redskins Derrius Guice RB LSU

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Welcome to the Redskins young man. Happy running. :) 

DERRIUS GUICE 

RB LSU

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HEIGHT 5' 11"
WEIGHT 224 lbs
ARMS 30 3/4”
HANDS 9 3/4
 

Prospect Grade

6.14

SHOULD BECOME INSTANT STARTER

 

40 Yard Dash

4.49

SECONDS

 

Bench Press

15

REPS

 

Vertical Jump

31.5

INCHES

 

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/derrius-guice?id=32462018-0002-5601-017c-b2cb76f248b4

 

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Analysis

In most cases, it would be tough for a team to lose an excellent backfield talent like Leonard Fournette. Fournette's injuries in 2016, however, gave Guice the opportunity to prove he could handle the starting job. He used his exceptional balance, violent running style, and speed to lead the SEC in rushing (1,387 yards) and rushing touchdowns for running backs (15) despite starting just six of 12 games played. The first-team All-SEC pick set a school record with 285 yards against Texas A&M and ranked fifth in the country with 7.6 yards per attempt on the year. He was named MVP of the Citrus Bowl with 138 yards and a score in the win over Louisville. Guice was banged-up himself early in the 2017 season, but managed to start 11 of 12 games played, receiving second-team All-SEC notice after rushing for 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns on 237 carries (18 receptions, 124 yards, two touchdowns receiving). The five-star prospect from Baton Rouge (all-state pick with 1,341 rushing yards, 21 touchdowns, 617 receiving yards as a senior) plays with anger stored in his body since his father was murdered when he was seven. He played in every game as a true freshman in 2015, averaging 8.5 yards on 51 carries and scoring three times when Fournette was unavailable. Guice has produced as a kick returner in his two years with the Tigers, gaining 472 yards on 20 attempts in 2015 and 223 yards on 11 tries in 2016.

Overview

Evaluating Guice requires settling in for two full seasons of tape study as he was only healthy a fraction of the 2017 season. While Guice has some elusiveness and long speed, much of his success comes from his furious running style and ability to create yardage after contact. Guice's yards per touch was two yards higher over his first two seasons compared to last year. Like Leonard Fournette the year before, teams may be willing to lock in on his sophomore tape to create their evaluations and grades. Guice's running style could lead to a shorter career, but he has a chance to make a big splash early.

Strengths

 

Completely different talent on healthy 2016 tape as opposed to injured 2017

Well built combining powerful lower body with good overall size

Winning combination of speed, power and balance

Good recognition of early trouble from penetration and makes alterations

Has quality vision and is able to make sudden cuts without rolling into low gear

Rarely rushes as interior runner

Sets up blocks and follows the plan

Gathers weight quickly after cuts and re-establishes his base

Exceptional contact balance carrying power to punish second-level tacklers

Can create his own fortune

Has footwork and athleticism to spin out of tackle attempts

Able to push piles

Shows ability to impose his will in the fourth quarter

Angle tackles won't get it done

Possesses homerun capability when he finds open field

Not a classic third-down back, but can pick up patches of yards out of backfield

 

 

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Run and stop the run.  Trade down and still get what should be a major, and sorely needed, upgrade at running back.  Good draft through two rounds.  

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Ok... who’s the one making these draft picks for the Redskins? We got Da’Ron Payne in the 1st used our extra 5th round pick and traded back in the 2nd to recoup our lost 3rd round pick AND still got Derrius Guice? I’m shocked but very pleased.

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Ghaaaaalllly sure makes being a Redskin fan nice seeing all the positive posts about the draft...shoooot if y'all are ok with it than things must be going ok...

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Could not be happier we got him! I wanted him at 13 and to grab him that late is just unbelievable to me. He’s goi g to be a superstar in this league. He’s just as good as Fournette, if not better. We are all in for an awesome next 5-7 years with this guy running the ball for us. He is a savage. I’ve seen a lot of great RBs come through LSU and he’s the best I’ve  seen along with Fournette.

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I am stoked. We got a big, nasty NT and we've somehow managed to trade back, pick up a 3rd for a 5th and still got the guy I wanted to pick at #13. Guice is going to be a bonafide stud.

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The fact we were able to trade down and still nab this guy is amazing.  I wanted him before trade down!  Certainly instilled aome

confidence in me in regards to the front office.  Let’s go Guice!

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Knowing we wouldn't get Saquon Barkley, this is the guy I wanted. I'm not a very savvy college ball guy so I'm sure there's good reason he went late but I would have (foolishly) grabbed him at 13. I sweat my way thru the second round until we got him. I hope this goes well.

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20 minutes ago, BayouBrave86 said:

Could not be happier we got him! I wanted him at 13 and to grab him that late is just unbelievable to me. He’s goi g to be a superstar in this league. He’s just as good as Fournette, if not better. We are all in for an awesome next 5-7 years with this guy running the ball for us. He is a savage. I’ve seen a lot of great RBs come through LSU and he’s the best I’ve  seen along with Fournette.

Right there with you!  This is a value pick if I’ve ever seen one.  The nfc east is loaded at running back and we’ve got one of our own!

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Love this from the article, "I already ran angry," he said on the radio. "This just heats it up 10 times more. Everybody that passed on me, it's going to be crazy when I get back on the field."

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6 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Happy we got him.  Seems like a good kid, hopefully the nasty rumors about him are exactly that...just rumors.  

 

 

I got no problem with a mean streak.

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