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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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23 hours ago, arftech said:

Um, no thank you.  Team already has a similar player and he's a disaster of a linebacker!😂

 

Hail Em Up!

I'm not a big fan of Mason either. My immediate reaction is they need look at another ILB. There are not many decent players available right now and there would be no loss of a player or draft resources to bring him in. Evidently others feel similar or they wouldn't have posted all of the info above. Mason may end out being a starter this year, that is a tough pill to swallow. My understanding is he dropped some weight, hopefully it helps a  little with speed...although it won't make him quick enough to deserve being a starter.

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15 minutes ago, DWinzit said:

I'm not a big fan of Mason either. My immediate reaction is they need look at another ILB. There are not many decent players available right now and there would be no loss of a player or draft resources to bring him in. Evidently others feel similar or they wouldn't have posted all of the info above. Mason may end out being a starter this year, that is a tough nut to swallow. My understanding is he dropped some weight, hopefully it helps a  little with speed...although it won't make him quick enough to deserve being a starter.

Promote from within by moving Anderson to the inside.

 

Hail Em Up!

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https://nfltraderumors.co/raiders-working-out-te-erik-swoope-also-has-interest-from-redskins-buccaneers/

 

Raiders working out TE Erik Swoope, also has interest from the Redskins and Buccaneers

13 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

If Bruce is reading the internet, he will be looking at a trade for Reggie Ragland, seen as a poor fit in the Chiefs 4-3 this year.

 

That's the name I keep hearing in my head as well. also a Bama boy...

 

https://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2018/03/04/alabama-lbs-tell-all-about-former-teammate-reggie-ragland/

 

Alabama LBs tell all about former teammate Reggie Ragland

 

A lot of good info in there and our very own SDH is quoted, talking specifically about how Reggie is like a big brother to him... Though not sure he'd like him too much if he came in and took his position.

 

Ed Sheahin is telling everyone to stay the course, meaning he thinks SDH and the newly draft Combs will fit in well. Noted SDH was taking first team snaps ahead of Reuben.

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Wow, Martrell Spaight just retired from the Chiefs at age 25... Those previous injuries (concussions) must have caught up to him. Hope he's alright

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10 hours ago, arftech said:

Promote from within by moving Anderson to the inside.

 

Hail Em Up!

Funny thing about your idea is that Nick Saban thought Anderson could play ILB.

 

Ryan Anderson played great for us,” Saban said while watching the South team’s Tuesday practice. “I mean the guy had 9-10 sacks and double-digit tackles for loss and was a really good leader on our team. A very, very consistent performer. He can probably play inside backer or outside backer and he’s got some pass-rush ability. I think his versatility as a player creates a lot of value for him.”   

 

https://247sports.com/college/alabama/Article/Alabama-Crimson-Tide-Football-LB-Ryan-Anderson-using-advice-from-cousin-Nick-Saban-at-Senior-Bowl-50861989/

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12 hours ago, arftech said:

Promote from within by moving Anderson to the inside.

 

Hail Em Up!

Hadn't really thought of that but it makes a lot of sense to try him there! He has the size some speed and he is smarts for it.

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5 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

He signed with Oakland.  

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Could he beat Ted Ginn in a foot race though?

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10 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Everyone's going to want to know how fast he is, though.

http://nflcombineresults.com/playerpage.php?f=Jon&l=Bostic&i=10158

Jon Bostic NFL Combine Scores

ILB [] Florida [] Southeastern Conference [] Division I-FBS

 

Player Info

First Name: Jon
Last Name: Bostic
Nickname:  
Position: ILB
College: Florida
Draft Class: 2013
Draft Age: 21.11

Player Dimensions

Height: 72.88 inches
Weight: 245 pounds
BMI: 33.21
Arm Length: 33.08 inches
Hand Size: 9.63 inches
Front Shoulder: (N/A) inches
Back Shoulder: (N/A) inches

Measurables

40 Yard Dash: 4.61 seconds
40 Yard (MPH): 17.75 (MPH)
20 Yard Dash: 2.67 seconds
10 Yard Dash: 1.59 seconds
Bench Press: 22 reps (225 lb)
Wonderlic: 23 (0-50)
QB Ball Velocity: (N/A) (MPH)
Vertical Leap: 32.5 inches
Broad Jump: 118 inches
20 Yd Shuttle: 4.24 seconds
Shuttle Split: (N/A) seconds
Three Cone: 6.99 seconds
60 Yd Shuttle: (N/A) seconds
Four Square: (N/A) seconds

 

 

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3 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Could he beat Ted Quinn in a foot race though?

 

I'm sure he could, because from the sound of your post, Ted Ginn and Trey Quinn must have just had a baby together, so I'd sure hope Bostic could outrace a baby.

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1 minute ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

I'm sure he could, because from the sound of your post, Ted Ginn and Trey Quinn must have just had a baby together, so I'd sure hope Bostic could outrace a baby.

Oh yep I see what I did there lol good eye mate

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I like the pick up!!..there wasn’t a whole lot of options left out there as far as an experience stand point to plug and play and we don’t have the luxury of signing an UDFA to develop in a matter of months..Watching Bostic highlights,the man can cover and plays the line well..No,he definitely is Not RF by no means,but I think he plays better than say,resigning Compton back to the squad!!

It ain’t a super sexy move,but definitely a serviceable pickup IMO...any other thoughts????????

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29 minutes ago, Mr.Will said:

I like the pick up!!..there wasn’t a whole lot of options left out there as far as an experience stand point to plug and play and we don’t have the luxury of signing an UDFA to develop in a matter of months..Watching Bostic highlights,the man can cover and plays the line well..No,he definitely is Not RF by no means,but I think he plays better than say,resigning Compton back to the squad!!

It ain’t a super sexy move,but definitely a serviceable pickup IMO...any other thoughts????????

All things considered, it is a prudent move. He has made plays and is serviceable. Better than many will probably think. What I want though, in all honesty, is for Holcomb to be a draft day "steal". He has physical attributes that may work in his favor. Hope springs eternal. Hail

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5 minutes ago, Riggo'sRangers said:

All things considered, it is a prudent move. He has made plays and is serviceable. Better than many will probably think. What I want though, in all honesty, is for Holcomb to be a draft day "steal". He has physical attributes that may work in his favor. Hope springs eternal. Hail

Yeah,I like Holcomb a lot..at least having Bostic,it’ll let Holcomb learn and develop and hopefully by mid season he’ll be ready to make the move on seeing more playing time!

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Now if we see excellent play from bostic than everything will be ok and will allllllll be over foster..

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