• Blog Entries

    • By TK in ES Coverage
         0
      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."

       
       
       
Sign in to follow this  
Reaper Skins

What Bye Week Adjustments Would You Make?

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Clinic the WRs on run blocking.  Show them some Pierre Garcon tape?

 

I would rather have them train for a full week playing OL and blocking the likes of Hood, Settle, Payne, Allen and Ioannidis.

After a full week of such treatment, they will find blocking CB easy.

 

1 hour ago, Burgold said:

2. Have Dan Snyder sell the team to me for $7.38.

I can outbid you to 10€

 

25 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

I don't think Jay goes dumb once he has a lead, he's just too careful.  He has a QB whos careful enough on his own now, Cousins isn't here anymore, less threat of us screwing up with dumb picks now.  

That's probably the best advice right now to give to Jay, and that's even probably true. Smith is maybe the safest QB out there. The Int he throw was because Reed stopped playing on this pass, not because Smith made a mistake.

 

Jay needs to have confidence on his QB and open up the playbook entirely, Alex can work within it safely.

 

But I have faith this will sort itself out with time passing by and Jay trusting his QB more and more.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd really like to see more 3 TE sets. Sprinkle on the field helps us run and pass block. Reed and Davis are two of our best WRs. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Straighten out the O-line depth. Skins are one injury away from having to rely on PS squad help.  They're thin at all three positions (OT, OG, & C) and banking on Lauvao (?) to make things better?

Edited by Wyvern
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More 3 TE sets for sure. Get Vernon involved more. He is still such a weapon. We do need to find a way to implement Docston more. Not ready to give up on him just yet. Would love for us to figure out the LB situation. Maybe because our DL is getting home so quick, it's not allowing our LB's to get sacks, but something seems off with PS and RK91. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Play the Colts game over and over. Against the Saints..play man and blitz every down..try and slow Brees. I don't think playing the Saints with a "regular" game plan is going to work..throw the kitchen sink at em...what ya got to lose...they are scoring 40pts...sheesh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1). Work on more roll out plays with run/pass options for Smith. Gotta move the pocket more

2). Let Alex call the plays

3). Fire Bruce Allen

4). Reduce parking costs

5). Trade Josh Norman for Earl Thomas

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Bigmuss1 said:

This!!!!!!!  Why is he struggling this year!  Gotta get him figured out

 

 

13506A72-4808-49F0-915C-BCBB10B4569C.png?‍♂️

Edited by -JB-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I would like to see a complete, one-on-one, full on blitz pkg.

 I remember seeing Gregg Williams running it off and on, and it was absolutely cool to watch. Every WR and TE had one man covering them and the rest were up on the line in blitz mode.

 

Now, it would take absolute perfect execution, every cover guy would have to check his man at the LOS, which would disrupt any timing, while the QB is seeing 7 or 8 guys coming after him, which would cause a brief delay in his decision-making, being he wouldn't have time to barely check down without a defender in his face.

 

I don't know if the Redskins defense is talented enough to pull it off, but every once in awhile it certainly cause a QB to make a mistake, at worse cause the opposing coach or QB to call for a time out, which would also be beneficial.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@-JB- The scoring for him thru PFF is great!  But, why do we constantly see him fill the wrong holes in the run game?  I re-watched the game twice, a lot of the runs that were positive for the Pack happened because Brown over runs the zone play.  Mason Foster is the one who peels back and tackles the ball carrier 10 yards down the field....I’m glad I’m wrong about him, but it really just feels that way during games......I dunno.....?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

Work on third and long defense. We gave up way too many 3-and-8 or more conversions--several more were nullified by penalties or drops.

Did you know we've given up the 5th least amount of 1st downs so far this year? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Guardshock said:

Did you know we've given up the 5th least amount of 1st downs so far this year? :)

 

We are 11th highest in 3rd down conversion rate at 42.1%. Green Bay and Indy converted 15/30 3rd downs, which would be 2nd highest in the league

Edited by Riggo#44

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More play action, especially on first down.

Use a FB more.

More pulling guards, (I don't know if it's a good idea, I just like watching it).

No more Hogs 2.0 or Business Friday bull****. Nicknames are for winners.

Find a way to get the WRs more involved.

Blitz a bit more.

Practice tackling.

Send Bruce Allen to the cowboys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Give Alex more power to audible and change plays at the line. His veteran leadership and knowledge of the game would seem to benefit the offense.  Like has been brought up already, more boots/rollouts/off script stuff.  Get Alex out in space with the options.

 

They absolutely have to make a decision on Doctson. He clearly isn't working out in the #1 WR spot. You can't keep trotting him out there and be an after thought for defenses.  Move him into another role, maybe have him run routes designed specifically to create space, WR screens, end arounds......something....anything...that gets the ball in his hands so that he at least has to be factored in by the defense.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2nd half adjustments if your first half game plan isn't working....This team has got to figure out how to score points in the second half or we're going to get clobbered by the offenses coming up next.

 

Gibbs and his staff were masters at it.

Edited by HigSkin
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Dan T. said:

Two words - Swinging Gate.

I gotta fever.  And the only prescription is... more swinging gate.

 

 

Walken-Cowbell.jpg

Edited by Renegade7
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Id like to see more 2nd string recievers get reps to find out which reciever combination can get open the most. But then again, if we are only calling 5 passing plays a half, it’s a moot point. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, JaxJoe said:

Id like to see more 2nd string recievers get reps to find out which reciever combination can get open the most. But then again, if we are only calling 5 passing plays a half, it’s a moot point. 

Shades of the days of Riggo....30 carries a game. The glory days. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No more Doctson, in fact I’m ok with him being an inactive and only playing again if someone gets injured

 

figure out how to get Kerrigan going, and more pass rush in general

 

Figure out how to make better half time adjustments on offense, need to score touchdowns in the second half

 

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll also say that we should definitely work on a gameplan to help contain this guy. 

 

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2797245-saints-receiver-michael-thomas-is-here-to-make-history-not-to-be-famous

 

The idea of just relying on Norman to handle him alone all day would be extremely unwise.  Can't believe he went 30 picks after Doctson in the same draft.....

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.