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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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Goff threw some dimes when it mattered -- that bomb at the end of the half. Wow.

 

And his calm roll out under pressure and then throw to Everett was huge. 

 

Kid is barely 24. Playing in the hardest place to play in football. How many times have we seen veteran proven "franchise QBs" fail at that place?

 

When the Rams needed him -- when Gurley was nowhere to be seen -- Goff came up big.

 

For whatever reason people don't like giving him credit. Maybe it's because he looks more like a surfer -- a skinny one -- than a stud QB. Or because everyone thinks McVay just tells him what to do. But compare him to someone like Cousins -- who time and time again wilted in big moments. 

 

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Goff's definitely a very good qb.  I do think some young qbs tend to fall off after a few years.  Looking at him and his team that doesn't seem likely at the moment though.

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4 hours ago, goskins10 said:

 

He was 100% having fun with it. He was not serious at all. 

 

I never liked Romo as a player for very obvious reasons. But he may be my favorite person doing color out there right now. The way he diagnoses a play in a manner that the average fan can understand - and then calls the plays as they happen is really entertaining. Yes, he will get it wrong some. But he gets it right a lot more than anyone I can remember who ever tried. 

 

 

 

Don Meridith, Troy Aikman, and now Tony Romo were/are all damn good at this.  Do the Cowboys offer media classes for their QBs or something?

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9 minutes ago, NikeRedskin7 said:

 

Don Meridith, Troy Aikman, and now Tony Romo were/are all damn good at this.  Do the Cowboys offer media classes for their QBs or something?

 

Hmm...  Not quite there with you. Dandy Don was more of a cut up. Not exactly riveting football analysis. More side show entertainment. 

 

AIkman is decent. Nothing special. I don't dislike him like many do. But I don't look forward to him covering games. 

 

Romo though? I am really glad when he is calling a game. He really is doing it in a way not done by any other color announcers have before him. The pre-snap reads are much more detailed than pretty anyone. Cris C does a little bit. But it is very general and not nearly as accurate. And honestly it's not much beyond what I see myself. 

 

But that's just me. I know some really like Troy and that's fine. He is just Ok for me. 

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Aikman was the best in the business for a long time until Collinsworth got SNF. 

 

Now it’s Romo’s world. 

 

Thats a really solid crew for Fox, NBC and CBS. ESPN has the weakest crew but even then, Booger will say something that makes me laugh at least once a game. He’s entertaining. 

 

Espn should just put Stephen A in the booth, turn him up to 11 and watch the ratings pour in. I’d love it 

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7 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

She a farmer or something? Good Lord 😂

She was a non-practicing catholic who married a catholic guy and decided birth control was against the lords wishes.  Thank God she didn’t come to that realization when we were dating...

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On 1/21/2019 at 6:39 PM, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Aikman was the best in the business for a long time until Collinsworth got SNF. 

 

Now it’s Romo’s world. 

 

Thats a really solid crew for Fox, NBC and CBS. ESPN has the weakest crew but even then, Booger will say something that makes me laugh at least once a game. He’s entertaining. 

 

Espn should just put Stephen A in the booth, turn him up to 11 and watch the ratings pour in. I’d love it 

I would mute the TV if SAS called a game.

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1 hour ago, BleedBNG said:

 

And John Parry, who refs in the Super Bowl, the Rams are 7-0 when he refs their games.

 

"Officiating assignments are based on performance and not geographic location," the NFL said in a statement Sunday.

But ya think they should be based on both ?

 

How about the video where one ref appeared to contest the no-call, while another vehemently and angrily waved him off.

 

Also should be an investigation on whether refs bet on games.

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9 hours ago, BleedBNG said:

 

I don’t know why you would do that. Why give them any extra motivation. Despite being on the greatest run in modern football history and having the G.O.A.T. under center, they still like to think of themselves as underdogs. They use that as motivation even if it’s not true. So why would any Rams player feed into that? 

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5 hours ago, Redskin4ever said:

 

I don’t know why you would do that. Why give them any extra motivation. Despite being on the greatest run in modern football history and having the G.O.A.T. under center, they still like to think of themselves as underdogs. They use that as motivation even if it’s not true. So why would any Rams player feed into that? 

Because Roby Coleman is an athlete and athletes are stupid and don’t think before they speak :P 

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On 1/28/2019 at 10:56 PM, BleedBNG said:

Unless you're trying to pull a 1919 World Series and throw the game, I have no idea why you'd ever do this. Everyone knows you either talk up your opponent or your keep your mouth shut leading up to the game. Now you've added to Tom Brady's shoulder chip collection. 

Absolute buffoon. 

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For SB trash talk, this is about as tame as you can possibly get, but ok. Brady was probably goinh to shred them even if he said "Brady? Awesome guy. I'd name my son after him.  It will honestly be hard for me to play against him, because God dammit I love em so much. Class act."

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Rams DL have got to get in Brady's face early and often tonight or it's #6 for the Pats. Got a feeling it will be another close one all the same.

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Uh oh...Sean mcvays get-back coach (yes, it’s a real thing!!!) didn’t travel to Atlanta due to medical conditions. He better have a good backup get-back coach, could be a factor tonight :P 

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Most significant Inactive or Injury for either team, is McVay will be without Rath, his Get-Back-Coach, who couldn't even make the trip due to a medical procedure.

Will we see penalties on McVay for encroaching the field due to his poor situational awareness ?

 

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34 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Most significant Inactive or Injury for either team, is McVay will be without Rath, his Get-Back-Coach, who couldn't even make the trip due to a medical procedure.

Will we see penalties on McVay for encroaching the field due to his poor situational awareness ?

 

Way to pretty much copy my post :P 

 

great minds think alike i guess :)

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