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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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I wish anytime McConnell opened his mouth, people would just say "So about Merrick Garland?"  I know it annoys him, I've seen him raise his voice once defending himself over that.  Just bring it up constantly.

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Republican leadership is afraid of the Trump base.  That is all there is to it.  Issue after issue they will accidentally let slip how insane Trump is, and then it usually takes 24 hours or less for them to do a 180 reversal.

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26 minutes ago, justice98 said:

Schumer and Pelosi called this rather significant and serious matter a "power grab".  By contrast, Mitch McConnell called making Election Day a holiday a power grab. Moral to the story, McConnell is an a-hole.

 

Everytime he opens his mouth, it just blows my mind how awful he is.  How can anybody support this guy? 

 

Still better than Hillary!

 

#EmailsBenghaziPizzaGateSethRichFast&FuriousClintonMurdersFMLKILLMENOW

 

15 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

Party of Trump.

 

Sometimes I'm genuinely unsure of whether McConnell or Trump have been worse for this country. Trump is an easy case to make because he's such an overt and fast moving disaster in real time, but McConnell has been a really slow, steady, and persistent source of awfulness for a very long time so that case can be made as well.

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10 minutes ago, mistertim said:

but McConnell has been a really slow, steady, and persistent source of awfulness

 

2016-02-25-1456428227-5965864-MitchMcCon

 

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18 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Still better than Hillary!

 

#EmailsBenghaziPizzaGateSethRichFast&FuriousClintonMurdersFMLKILLMENOW

 

 

Sometimes I'm genuinely unsure of whether McConnell or Trump have been worse for this country. Trump is an easy case to make because he's such an overt and fast moving disaster in real time, but McConnell has been a really slow, steady, and persistent source of awfulness for a very long time so that case can be made as well.

McConnell. Trump may get there, but McConnell's policies have led to the hyperpartisanship, composition of the Supreme Court, and indescribable amounts of debt and other damage... all for the sake of keeping his party in power.

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1 hour ago, NoCalMike said:

Republican leadership is afraid of the Trump base.  That is all there is to it.  Issue after issue they will accidentally let slip how insane Trump is, and then it usually takes 24 hours or less for them to do a 180 reversal.

 

Thing is if he's alive and speaking when he's not President. He'll still tell his mouth breathers to go at the GOP for not supporting him better. They are screwed either way. 

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1 hour ago, mistertim said:

Sometimes I'm genuinely unsure of whether McConnell or Trump have been worse for this country. Trump is an easy case to make because he's such an overt and fast moving disaster in real time, but McConnell has been a really slow, steady, and persistent source of awfulness for a very long time so that case can be made as well.

Depends what you think is worse, someone who sneaks into the China shop once every couple days and steals something thereby causing the business to slowly lose revenue and leaves the back door unlocked when he leaves, or the bull who comes in the open back door and ruins the whole inventory all at once.

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1 hour ago, Cooked Crack said:

Party of Trump.

 

Anyone supporting this has no business being included in any discussions among adults.

I'd disenfranchise every one of you if i could. 

 

~Bang

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2 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

And his solution will take years to even start.  

 

For a guy who has built so much. He will be long dead before a wall is completed. Even if he wasn't woefully overweight and unhealthy at his age. 

 

Think how long it takes to build a highway.

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14 minutes ago, @SkinsGoldPants said:

 

For a guy who has built so much. He will be long dead before a wall is completed. Even if he wasn't woefully overweight and unhealthy at his age. 

 

Think how long it takes to build a highway.

 

Yeah, which is another reason it makes no since it declare a national emergency over the wall... by the time it is planned out, battled in court, ect, a new administration will probably be in office able to undo whatever decisions trump made, except for the precedent set...  

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40 minutes ago, Bang said:

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I'd disenfranchise every one of you if i could. 

 

~Bang

I'm sure you would (and more if you could).

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3 minutes ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

Yeah, which is another reason it makes no since it declare a national emergency over the wall... by the time it is planned out, battled in court, ect, a new administration will probably be in office able to undo whatever decisions trump made, except for the precedent set...  

 

He doesn't understand it. He's imagining a giant wall with a plaque with his name on it like he did on the embassy in Israel where his name is the biggest text.

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1 hour ago, tshile said:

I find this entire thing comical. 

 

 

If this were a Christopher Guest mockumentary or a season of Veep or some form of performance art, this would be considered the pinnacle of satire and would win every award in the book.  

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I need more wall-barriers for my mead-hall to keep Grendel out.  

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16 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

What will be an interesting legal tidbit to keep your eye on is whether the cases that get filed get fast-tracked by the courts or if they just get added to the regular docket.  In other words, if the judges buy into the "emergency" or not.  Just because a litigant says something is an emergency and should be prioritized does not make it an emergency in the court's eyes.  Of course, this litigant is the POTUS, but still, this is not an emergency by any accepted definition of that word.  

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32 minutes ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

Yeah, which is another reason it makes no since it declare a national emergency over the wall... by the time it is planned out, battled in court, ect, a new administration will probably be in office able to undo whatever decisions trump made, except for the precedent set...  

 

Keep in mind that Trump doesn't give two flying ****s about the actual wall or even illegal immigration. It's completely symbolic. It could be the wall, it could be gun rights, it could be a goddamn badminton net for all he cares. The important part is that it's something that riles up his base and he knows that if he doesn't follow through (or more accurately, at least keep up the illusion of following through) they'll turn on him or at the very least not be as adoring of him as they were. And THAT would be absolute anathema to him. He cannot survive without that attention and adoration and he absolutely cannot deal with criticism. 

 

With Trump you have to forget about the whole "POTUS" thing insofar as it applies to a president ostensibly having the national interest as the first priority, and instead focus on "what does this do for Trump personally?".

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35 minutes ago, nonniey said:

I'm sure you would (and more if you could).

lol.. nah, that's about it. (and be it clear,, not right leaning people in general.. just folks who support what we are seeing now. This isn't even American politics anymore. You and I agree on much mor than we disagree on, for example. I don't see you as a frothing Trumpster, always respect.)

 The rest.. too old for revolution unless they come to my door.

 

does Prime do revolution?

 

~Bang

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