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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 - 19 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Thread

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Caps fans rooting for the Blues to win a Cup JUST. DON'T. GET IT.

 

Look, here's a quote from the character Syndrome in the movie "The Incredibles" that perfectly illustrates my point:

 

"And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so that everyone can be superheroes. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone's super...

[laughs maniacally] ...*no one* will be."

 

So it looks like it will all fall to the Bruins to preserve our legacy. 

 

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San Jose tried to cheat the game of hockey with that hand pass and was punished 

 

Good riddance

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2 hours ago, Mournblade said:

Caps fans rooting for the Blues to win a Cup JUST. DON'T. GET IT.

 

Look, here's a quote from the character Syndrome in the movie "The Incredibles" that perfectly illustrates my point:

 

"And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so that everyone can be superheroes. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone's super...

[laughs maniacally] ...*no one* will be."

 

So it looks like it will all fall to the Bruins to preserve our legacy. 

 

So you want Marchand's name engraved upon the cup on the same ring as the Capitals, forever dirtying it?

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54 minutes ago, PokerPacker said:

So you want Marchand's name engraved upon the cup on the same ring as the Capitals, forever dirtying it?

 

I don't know how any non-Boston fan could want Boston to get another championship in any sport.

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Rooting for the Blues. Now that we've won a Cup, I want the other droughts to end too. But more importantly, F BOSTON. Those nags have won enough.

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Not sure if I'm allowed to post, but there's a very easy vid to find on social media of Kuznetsov being filmed next to two lines of coke.  NO evidence of him snorting, but reading the meltdown on RMNB etc. has been amusing. 

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25 minutes ago, RonArtest15 said:

Not sure if I'm allowed to post, but there's a very easy vid to find on social media of Kuznetsov being filmed next to two lines of coke.  NO evidence of him snorting, but reading the meltdown on RMNB etc. has been amusing. 

The tweet is gone.

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Is there a big time athlete alive that hasn’t been around people doing hard drugs at a party? 

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3 minutes ago, Hersh said:

Is there a big time athlete alive that hasn’t been around people doing hard drugs at a party? 

 

Kirk Cousins.  Dude is a saint.

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2 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Kirk Cousins.  Dude is a saint.

He said big time athlete.

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If Boston wins the Stanley Cup then that will mean that there have only been 5 different teams to win a championship in the last 10 years.

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Honestly I'd be disappointed in this team if someone hadn't snorted a line or two.

 

I mean you got the hardest drinking Russians this side of the Atlantic and people gonna get their undies in a bunch over a little cocaine and hookers?

 

DEAR NHL

 

IF YOU DIDN'T WANT COCAINE AND HOOKERS YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN VEGAS A TEAM

 

 

 

That being said Kuzy said he bailed and I believe his saintly butt.

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2 hours ago, Hersh said:

Is there a big time athlete alive that hasn’t been around people doing hard drugs at a party? 

Darrell Green

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13 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

Darrell Green

 

You mean Dexter Manly’s Teammate? 😉

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I'm watching the finals and it's really hard for me to care about hockey when the Caps aren't playing.  I can watch any and all NFL games that I have on TV, and NBA I can watch any good matchups or any 2nd+ round playoff game, but man with hockey it's just hard to watch without vested interest in it.  But this game has been a bit fun to watch thus far.  I think a lot of it is cause I don't know anyone.

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4 hours ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

Darrell wasn’t at those parties 

 

As if they only did it at parties. I have no idea, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't around pretty much everywhere with athletes. 

 

Heck, I bet even AC Green saw it and he definitely didn't party. 

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On 5/21/2019 at 7:04 PM, Mournblade said:

Caps fans rooting for the Blues to win a Cup JUST. DON'T. GET IT.

 

Look, here's a quote from the character Syndrome in the movie "The Incredibles" that perfectly illustrates my point:

 

"And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so that everyone can be superheroes. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone's super...

[laughs maniacally] ...*no one* will be."

 

So it looks like it will all fall to the Bruins to preserve our legacy. 

 

Well the other option is Boston, so, there is no other option.

 

Plus, its good to see the 'Ole Bruiser having some success, and outside of Philthy none-the-less.   

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7 hours ago, purbeast said:

I'm watching the finals and it's really hard for me to care about hockey when the Caps aren't playing.  I can watch any and all NFL games that I have on TV, and NBA I can watch any good matchups or any 2nd+ round playoff game, but man with hockey it's just hard to watch without vested interest in it.  But this game has been a bit fun to watch thus far.  I think a lot of it is cause I don't know anyone.

I can always watch playoff/finals hockey. A random regular season game won’t garner much attention. I can’t watch NBA except the finals, that’s the worst league out of the big 4 IMO. I’ll watch if the wizards are in the playoffs though. 

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7 hours ago, Hersh said:

 

As if they only did it at parties. I have no idea, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't around pretty much everywhere with athletes. 

 

Heck, I bet even AC Green saw it and he definitely didn't party. 

Darrell Green was in the Bible and was a full-on family man when he arrived in DC. They were out partying at the clubs in Navy Yard or Uptown, Green was leading bible studies.

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25 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

Darrell Green was in the Bible and was a full-on family man when he arrived in DC. They were out partying at the clubs in Navy Yard or Uptown, Green was leading bible studies.

 

So morally straight people never saw it? Okay

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Hopefully he doesn’t get suspended for some games, but last time I checked being in the presence of drugs isn’t a crime. 

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