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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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HH: Coach Speculation Publication: STs Kaczor; DBs Horton; TEs Angelichio; ILBs Rob Ryan; OC OConnell; QBs Rattay; Tomsula $$$

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Tim Rattay. Spent 5 years with the 49ers, one year with the Cardinals, one year with.......................... What was that team? OH YEAH! The Buccaneers! So that has us with 3 potential QB coaches. I wonder which connection wins out, the Bengals connection or the Buccaneers? What a time to be alive!

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7 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

Tim Rattay. Spent 5 years with the 49ers, one year with the Cardinals, one year with.......................... What was that team? OH YEAH! The Buccaneers! So that has us with 3 potential QB coaches. I wonder which connection wins out, the Bengals connection or the Buccaneers? What a time to be alive!

 

The list of candidates is still not complete.

There's a college coach they're talking to, who once stayed at a Holiday Inn...IN TAMPA.. So that propels him near the top of the list suddenly.

 

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1 hour ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

Another TB connection.

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5 hours ago, RWJ said:

Another TB connection.

 

Ken Zampese interviewed for that position too.

But he was not hired.

The guy had no Tampa connection, so the poor guy never stood much of a chance.

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Rattay is our new QB coach. I think he will actually be pretty good. We are still a lost franchise with Allen running the show though. 

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7 minutes ago, BayouBrave86 said:

Rattay is our new QB coach. I think he will actually be pretty good. We are still a lost franchise with Allen running the show though. 

I don't see a link where it's made official yet.

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38 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

And so it continues...

 

 

What a surprise 

 

Allen is a useless *****

 

HTTR 

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It could be a good move, with the idea they're trying to bulk up their offensive staff with QB experience, similar to the way they "bulked" up

their defensive staff with DC experience.

The idea being, that they may need all the QB expertise they can get, considering who may end up playing QB this year.

Rattay, Gruden, O’Connell and Cavanaugh, bring the total to 4 offensive coaches with QB-Coaching experience (as well as QB playing)

That is a good room.

Rattay was also teammates with our current WR Coach Hilliard, while in Tampa.

 

Interesting that so many more backup QB's become coaches, than starting QB's and even successful QB's.

Rattay wasn't a very good QB, but he did break some crazy NFL and franchise records, including Montana's.

 

* Broke the San Francisco 49ers record for most completions in 2004, when he completed 38 passes, breaking Montana's record of 37.

* The only quarterback in NFL history to throw three consecutive passes all going for touchdowns, with the Cardinals in 2007.

* Responsible for the largest comeback in Buccaneers history on December 17, 2006, when he led them back from a 21-point 3rd quarter deficit against the eventual NFC Champion Bears, throwing for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter

 

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Interesting article on PFT about the Jets 

 

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/08/report-adam-gase-initially-balked-at-hiring-gregg-williams-son-as-an-assistant/

 

I mean the headline might be something and nothing... HC Gase didn't want to hire Greggs son at LB coach.... But ended up doing anway.. But now the Jets have inside and outside lbs coaches because the guy Gase hired is his father in law Joe Vitt... Who also previously worked with Gregg in new Orleans who just so happened to testify against Gregg in the bounty gate scandal.. Which goes to show nepotism is alive and well in the NFL And dysfunction is not limited to the B&G 

 

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5 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

What happened to bill Callahan leaving?...is he still our o line coach?

 

Allbright said there was a 100% chance Cincy would hire him to be their OL coach, along with Bill's son Brian who would be their OC.

But Cincy instead hired Jim Turner from Miami, to be their OL coach.

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Interesting tidbits about the head coach and the defensive coordinator... Not sure what to make of it..o well on to The Masters..

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On 1/16/2019 at 7:27 PM, RWJ said:

Folks I can't copy/paste tweets in post but anyway Allbright is saying he's about 100% sure Callahan will be leaving Washington for Cincy.  Take it for what it is.  I'd post it if I could but can't.  Also saw a tweet where supposedly Skins are trying to re-sign Tomsula to a new contract but that he might look elsewhere so just passing things along since I can post these tweets.  Sorry.

 

On 1/17/2019 at 11:36 PM, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

Cincy is waiting for their #1 HC candidate to be done in the playoffs, so we'll find out then I guess. Allbright has an uncanny hit rate for a guy without a major network. 

 

So his 'uncanny hit rate' has taken a hit, huh ? Lol

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