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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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2019 Washington Nationals Thread - Baby Shark! Doo do doo doo do!

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Baseball is being played by DCs baseball team.

 

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"See you upstairs later"  Bob Carpenter sucks so gd much.

 

The homerun was awesome though 🙂

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So the inside strike is not available for Corbin..

 

And Hunter Renfroe goes deep.

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And it's already 11:30 for you guys on the east coast. lol

 

I've got a bad feeling about the prospects of keeping them under 4 runs, but I believe in this lineup. 

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Fedde looks like an entirely different pitcher compared to last year.  He's been awfully impressive.

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standup 1 out triple for Eaton. Rendon & Soto couldn't get him home

 

14 straight innings without a run

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why did Gomes slow ass try to advance in the top of the 9th? you don't make the 1st or 3rd out at third base

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They just let the go ahead run steal 2nd.

 

Gave it away, cheeks spread.

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I would like to see MAT to be used more in late game situations.  You could have ran for Gomes in the 8th and have Suzuki catch in the 9th. 

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38 minutes ago, skinfan2k said:

I would like to see MAT to be used more in late game situations.  You could have ran for Gomes in the 8th and have Suzuki catch in the 9th. 

 

This is some.of the forethought and strategy that escapes our manager. It's not all his fault, but he's terrible at what he can control.

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So, it looks like we're going to face Giolito in Chicago. 100% he throws a no-hitter.

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Giolito with 7 2/3 of shutout ball with 11k's today

 

he's going to win the cy young just to twist that knife. credit to him for completely overhauling his delivery

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1 hour ago, CRobi21 said:

Our worries are over!

 

Rosenthal is back!

Championship!

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great game until we had to go to Doolittle again in a game that he should not have had to pitch

 

live look at Doolittle's left arm: 

 

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sloppy game from both teams really

 

Stras with another great start, it would be nice if he got some support

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