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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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The 2019 Free Agency Tracker -Added: Landon Collins, Rodgers-Cromartie, Donald Penn, Flowers, Smallwood. Lost:Preston Smith, Nsekhe, Crowder, HaHa

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4 minutes ago, carex said:

finally some news on people arriving

 

he could take Ty's place but I don't know if he can play guard

 

Pretty sure he can’t play tackle either.

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Yep I was right... Ereck flowers was the Giants pick(in the 2nd round)to rub in the Redskins face because Eric flowers was supposed to go higher than Scherff...they wanted Scherff soooo bad..we hinted at getting Collins so when we went with Scherff it pissed them off so they went with the what they thought was a double slap in the face getting Collins and flowers..it is what it is with Collins and flowers was a bust.

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22 hours ago, bowhunter said:

I don't think we can afford to give up any early picks. We need at least 1 G now, and Scheriif would make that need be TWO starting G's. ...and a QB (3rd?)  I seriously think all of our picks are already spoken for. Not for BPA, but need

Flowers per Keim has never played OG.  Maybe he can work there.  Who knows.

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8 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Yep I was right... Ereck flowers was the Giants pick...they wanted Scherff soooo bad..

He was actually their 1st round pick, which is even worse. A terrible reach and panic pick.

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10 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Yep I was right... Ereck flowers was the Giants pick(in the 2nd round)to rub in the Redskins face because Eric flowers was supposed to go higher than Scherff...they wanted Scherff soooo bad..we hinted at getting Collins so when we went with Scherff it pissed them off so they went with the what they thought was a double slap in the face getting Collins and flowers..it is what it is with Collins and flowers was a bust.

 

Flowers went #9 in the first round. Collins went #33 top of the second. 

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If we add Ereck and bring back Cooper that would be 4 o-line selected in the top ten. Hopefully Callahan could coach him up and help him realize that potential.

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23 hours ago, 86 Snyder said:

 

I care.  He's insulting all of our intelligence.  He's making marketing moves over football moves.  He's ignoring what all of us really want, a winning team, in favor of money.

 

It pisses me off to no end.  I love this team but it's never been more clear to me what a POS this guy is.

Again, click the link to doll.  Think about how empty the stadium was last year.  Then tell me 2+2 doesn't equal 4.

 

 

I have a serious question - Why care what a billionaire does if there's 0% chance they cares about your reaction?

 

Snyder doesn't care what we think, so getting ourselves worked up over his BS only makes us less happy. If you want to make a point don't go to games or buy merchandise. Go to games that don't involve the team and just follow them passively. He still won't care, but at least you are refusing to let him profit from his moves. 

 

1 hour ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Former Giants and Jaguars OT Ereck Flowers visiting the Redskins tonight, per Adam Schefter. 

 

Gary-Coleman-Confused-Gif-On-Diffrent-St

 

The only reason they would bring him in is to sit him down, show him a low-light reel of NFCE opponents destroying him and having a laugh. 

 

Actually that's some dark stuff that I wouldn't recommend, so there is literally no reason to bring him in. 

 

Edit/add - Ereck Flowers is so bad that in an effort to let us know what your getting his parents went out of their way to misspell his first name...

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46 minutes ago, seantaylor=god said:

He was actually their 1st round pick, which is even worse. A terrible reach and panic pick.

Yep your right..thanks ukskinsfan..I had it reversed..I wasn't right lol

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Posted (edited)

Flowers LOL...

Roses are Brown

Violets are Brown

Hey who **** in my GARDEN?

Hopefully we are the mystery team in on Nick Easton

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3 hours ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

Anyone who actually watched the Browns last year wouldn't even question that the offensive explosion and chemistry between Mayfield/Kitchens was the reason for the success they had. Not blowhard Greggg. 

 

 

The Shanny’s and RGIII had amazing offensive explosion and chemistry as well. 

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1 hour ago, RWJ said:

Flowers per Keim has never played OG.  Maybe he can work there.  Who knows.

 

He's also only 24 years old. There are two ways of looking at it: 

 

1 - He can get better with time/position change

2 - The team that drafted him cut bait fairly quickly knowing the whole age/position change thing was an option

 

Personally I think he's just a draft bust. The Giants drafted him out of desperation and despite getting a lot of opportunities he wasn't good. I'd add the Jags, who have holes along the OL and after seeing what he has for a season decided not to bring him back. 

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I never get upset over low-priced vets being signed to come in for OTAs/minicamps/training camp...gives you some up-close opportunities to see if a player with previous starting experience might have anything to offer or are salvageable, and can be cut and replaced with relative ease if you're not seeing it.

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Looks like I'll get to see Fitzpatrick two years in a row on the road.  Fitzpatrick versus Keenum -- that has to be a Sunday night game, right? 😀

 

 

 

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There's a few Ols who were drafted high and eventually found some success after a few years, even if it was after a shift of position. Leonard Davis might be the best example of this. Hell, Cleveland seems to think Greg Robinson is finally playable after many years.  There still seems to be a decent chance Ereck Flowers can at least be a usable player, so i understand the interest. It's just a matter of cost.

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Wide open in the draft at QB. Very intriguing. 

 

I appreciate this is also a bit of a reach, but I do think the team like Casanova McKinzy at OLB. Bit of a wild card still.

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4 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Wide open in the draft at QB. Very intriguing. 

 

You got that right lol...this could end up going a billion different ways.

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16 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

My brother would be ecstatic about this considering his name is Brandon Copeland 

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14 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Wide open in the draft at QB. Very intriguing. 

 

I appreciate this is also a bit of a reach, but I do think the team like Casanova McKinzy at OLB. Bit of a wild card still.

Good call, I had forgotten about him.  Not a great sign that he got injured as soon as he got PT (IIRC), but... he’s cheap depth that can battle for snaps.  

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46 minutes ago, Master Blaster said:

 

The Shanny’s and RGIII had amazing offensive explosion and chemistry as well. 

 

Is Baker's production gimmicky in any way or is his play style prone to ruining his own career via injury? This sentence you typed is nonsensical to me, unless I'm missing obvious context, in which case I apologize. What did you mean? 

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33 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

Is Baker's production gimmicky in any way or is his play style prone to ruining his own career via injury? This sentence you typed is nonsensical to me, unless I'm missing obvious context, in which case I apologize. What did you mean? 

 

The sentence makes complete sense to anyone logical. 

 

N=8 is not enough to know at this point. But generally speaking a complete coaching shakeup with the HC being inexperienced and winning the offseason has not equaled success in the NFL. 

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McKinzy was flying all over the field when healthy and had a burst that Mason did not.  Perhaps the offseason and more reps will get him going.  It took a while for Ionidis and Murphy to get going so we can only hope that MCkinzy can, 

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