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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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Game Day Thread - Philthy at Redskins

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Just now, Catatonic said:

Come back next year.  It will make this year look not so bad.

 

 

I don't know how it could get worse, mainly because I've gotten to the point now where I've just become almost unaffected by it. I've finally become apathetic. When you cease giving a crap, it really can't get any worse. 

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3 minutes ago, Dissident2 said:

This is absolutely the worst Redskins season ever for me, and I've been watching since the 70s. The record, the sense of utter hopelessness, the embarrassment and dejection, the constant humiliation on and off the field, the stadium filled with other team's fans ... absolute rock bottom. 

2009?

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This team is so bad at RB screens. It’s such a struggle either that or every ****ing defense we play is god darn amazing because they sniff it out quickly.

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2 minutes ago, SprintBomb said:

The Redskins we know don't exist anymore. 20 years of embarrassment has almost erased that

I wonder if Dan realizes he has destroyed this organization and how he rationalizes not only what he has done to the winning but the culture and excitement and how he has ruined something so many people enjoyed.

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Just now, Fred Jones said:

At least the defense gets a rest at halftime.

I still laugh when I think of Dana Stubblefield napping in the locker room during a game....

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Just now, Gibbs828791 said:

I wonder if Dan realizes he has destroyed this organization and how he rationalizes not only what he has done to the winning but the culture and excitement and how he has ruined something so many people enjoyed.

As long as his pockets straight, I don't think he gives a damn.

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I guess I shouldn't have razzed the cowboy fans at work about their shutout a couple weeks ago. Paybacks are hell.

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1 minute ago, Hunter_R said:

2009?

 

Yep. Much worse for me when you factor everything into the equation. The apathy has set in. That wasn't the case in 2009. 

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5 minutes ago, Gibbs828791 said:

Cmon on Kirk come back in the second half so the eagles fan go home angry

Vikings O line is getting blown up at the LOS.  Kirk has zero time to throw.  Chicago's D is something right now.  He may win the second half cause the Ram's are kicking ass and so there would be no reason for Chicago to keep their starters in and risk injury in the second half.   They were just trying to move up to the second seed IF the Ram's won.

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This team is so bad at RB screens. It’s such a struggle either that or every ****ing defense we play is god darn amazing because they sniff it out quickly.

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Just now, Hunter_R said:

As long as his pockets straight, I don't think he gives a damn.

Yup he would only care if he lost money. He’s an asshole, one of those characters who inexplicably make money by doing everything very badly

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2 minutes ago, Hunter_R said:

2009?

The end of 2009 there was hope.  Zorn was going to be fired and Vinny has been fired, and we didn’t know Bruce was going to be worse than Vinny at that point.

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1 minute ago, Dissident2 said:

This is absolutely the worst Redskins season ever for me, and I've been watching since the 70s. The record, the sense of utter hopelessness, the embarrassment and dejection, the constant humiliation on the field, the stadium filled with other team's fans ... absolute rock bottom. 

 

Well I can agree with you on the hopelessness after we lost our interior line, CT, most of our receivers, then Alex and realizing we were dead man walking despite having a 6-4 record. '93 for me and seeing us get pistol whipped by the Cardinals 36-6 after seeing us basically never lose to them during the Gibbs era. '94 with Shuler 6 int game, or was it 7 vs the Cardinals.. Spurrier's last year in '03, we had no offense and the D was terrible. '98 when we started 0-6 and couldn't score to save our lives.. '96 when we started 7-1 and were 8-3 and seemingly playoff bound only to finish 9-7 and close out RFK out of the playoffs.

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Just now, dyst said:

This team is so bad at RB screens. It’s such a struggle either that or every ****ing defense we play is god darn amazing because they sniff it out quickly.

It’s just so poorly coached, they’re predictable and just badly executed all the time.

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Just now, Voice_of_Reason said:

The end of 2009 there was hope.  Zorn was going to be fired and Vinny has been fired, and we didn’t know Bruce was going to be worse than Vinny at that point.

Who would have thought anyone could be worse than Vinny.

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12 minutes ago, Dissident2 said:

This is absolutely the worst Redskins season ever for me, and I've been watching since the 70s. The record, the sense of utter hopelessness, the embarrassment and dejection, the constant humiliation on and off the field, the stadium filled with other team's fans ... absolute rock bottom. 

After Lafemina got fired, I saw a comment by someone on Twitter saying that while this wasn't the worst season record-wise, it was the worst season at FedEx Field by far.  I absolutely agree. 

 

Wonder if the Eagles can bleed another 10 minutes off the clock on the opening drive. 

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