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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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So where do we go from here (QB wise) this year and next?

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Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on the quarterback position the rest of the way and into 2019?

 

Who would you like to see signed to finish out this season?

 

Who will start next year?

 

I'm wondering if Alex Smith will be able to play again and if so would he even be ready by next preseason? Will McCoy be back? I really hate that he didn't get his opportunity to finish out this season.

 

Who would you like to see us draft at QB?

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Plenty of backups out there. My question is how Mark Sanchez will look after a full week in practice with the first team (and another week to learn the playbook)

 

As for next year, are we assuming Alex Smith is not coming back?

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The remainder of 2018 will be Sanchez unless he breaks his leg too.

 

Flacco will be starting next year.

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Not that I think Colt is a solution but don't mind him as backup.  I knew his injury was nowhere as bad as Alex's but this is a quick recovery time than I expected.

 

 

 

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Colt lasted all of a few quarters overall between last week and this week... pretty much how his careers been....

 

He's not taking you to the promise land, unless that promise land is a really nice couch for watching the super bowl with two teams other than the Redskins playing in it...

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We should do nothing about it until 2020 unless the Herbert kid comes out and falls to us.

 

Otherwise, we're stuck with Smith and his contract, so find a worthless vet to play and lose and regroup in 2020.

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What about Derrick Carr.  Young QB.  Oakland is collecting draft picks.  Do you think we can get him in some sort of package deal next year?

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Bridgewater is the best option, but we will have to cut Norman and probably someone else to free up the cap space. Too bad we didn't draft a mid round development prospect this year. I would rather lose the last 4 games kicking the tires on a rookie than pissing them away with Senor Sanchez.

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For those wanting Bridgewater... many didn't think he'd ever play again either with that grotesque injury to his leg... not sure I want to play those cards again. Not with our training staff that can't seem to ever field a healthy team year after year.

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4 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

For those wanting Bridgewater... many didn't think he'd ever play again either with that grotesque injury to his leg... not sure I want to play those cards again. Not with our training staff that can't seem to ever field a healthy team year after year.

 

Need to stop blaming the staff. Injuries are injuries. The real problem is Bruce keeping guys that have an injury history. When you keep and sign guys with injuries, you have to know they will be injured. And some of them are just fluke injuries - for example anyone blaming anything but bad luck for the two broken legs needs some therapy. 

 

As for Bridgewater, for me anyone you bring in should be a one year rental. The team should be looking at the 2020 draft for their QB. There is no one in the draft this year that should really excite anyone. So I could care less who they bring in for next year. They should just be keeping the seat warm for the rookie they draft in 2020. 

 

 

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Just now, goskins10 said:

 

Need to stop blaming the staff. Injuries are injuries. The real problem is Bruce keeping guys that have an injury history. When you keep and sign guys with injuries, you have to know they will be injured. And some of them are just fluke injuries - for example anyone blaming anything but bad luck for the two broken legs needs some therapy. 

 

As for Bridgewater, for me anyone you bring in should be a one year rental. The team should be looking at the 2020 draft for their QB. There is no one in the draft this year that should really excite anyone. So I could care less who they bring in for next year. They should just be keeping the seat warm for the rookie they draft in 2020. 

 

 

 

Oh I blame them completely. Sure, bad luck as well, but there's no other explanation for two years of being the tops in IR. There has to be accountability for these guys having their bodies prepared, stretched, etc. I just don't see this type of stuff with other teams nearly as much. And when our guys go out with a toe injury, they seem to be out for half a season. Something doesn't add up.

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4 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Oh I blame them completely. Sure, bad luck as well, but there's no other explanation for two years of being the tops in IR. There has to be accountability for these guys having their bodies prepared, stretched, etc. I just don't see this type of stuff with other teams nearly as much. And when our guys go out with a toe injury, they seem to be out for half a season. Something doesn't add up.

 

When you start with injury prone players you get injured players. How is that on the staff? But Ok, not what this thread is for. Moving on. 

 

And it's actually 4 of 5 yrs in the top 5 for injuries - about the time Bruce started having a bigger say on the roster. 

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12 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Oh I blame them completely. Sure, bad luck as well, but there's no other explanation for two years of being the tops in IR. There has to be accountability for these guys having their bodies prepared, stretched, etc. I just don't see this type of stuff with other teams nearly as much. And when our guys go out with a toe injury, they seem to be out for half a season. Something doesn't add up.

Not two years.  8 out of the last 9 we've been in the bottom 5 of the NFL for games lost to injury

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16 minutes ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

Did we really need a second thread specifically about this? 

 

 

Sticking with answer in my original thread, too early and waiting for combine.  Feel bad for anyone that voted Colt.

 

 

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