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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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Federal prosecutors are charging Michael Avenatti for extortion and other crimes

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Is this gonna hurt his run for POTUS????

 

:ols:

 

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5 minutes ago, twa said:

Is this gonna hurt his run for POTUS????

 

:ols:

Most def. Your crimes aren't supposed to come out till you're President

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You can be reckless and you can make enemies. Probably not wise to do both. 

 

 

(Unless your name is Trump.)

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Always thought he was a little shady and it’s interesting how similar his tactic is to Cohen and others.  That said I am a little worried this could be the start of some kind of revenge, especially since this comes days after the switch at SDNY.

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Fake news.

Witch hunt!!!!

 

Its funny how you probably will here very little of that in this case.

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Serious question...How is this really any different than any high-profile ambulance chaser who is known to secure splashy settlements from large corporate interests?

 

Or tabloid journalism even?  Isn’t this the whole business model?

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5 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Serious question...How is this really any different than any high-profile ambulance chaser who is known to secure splashy settlements from large corporate interests?

 

Or tabloid journalism even?  Isn’t this the whole business model?

 

A lot of times, people in ambulances have legitimate legal claims and a lawyer's duty is to zealously pursue those (legitimate) claims.  Threatening to level damaging allegations unless the corporation hires you for a ridiculous fee isn't representing any client's interest, it's just a shakedown.

 

Avenatti is definitely losing his law license for this one. 

 

Also, here is the NY extortion law (this is not legal advise to any person):

 

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A person obtains property by extortion when he compels or induces another person to deliver such property to himself or to a third person by means of instilling in him a fear that, if the property is not so delivered, the actor or another will:

(i) Cause physical injury to some person in the future;  or

(ii) Cause damage to property;  or

(iii) Engage in other conduct constituting a crime;  or

(iv) Accuse some person of a crime or cause criminal charges to be instituted against him;  or

(v) Expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject some person to hatred, contempt or ridicule;  or

(vi) Cause a strike, boycott or other collective labor group action injurious to some person's business;  except that such a threat shall not be deemed extortion when the property is demanded or received for the benefit of the group in whose interest the actor purports to act;  or

(vii) Testify or provide information or withhold testimony or information with respect to another's legal claim or defense;  or

(viii) Use or abuse his position as a public servant by performing some act within or related to his official duties, or by failing or refusing to perform an official duty, in such manner as to affect some person adversely;  or

(ix) Perform any other act which would not in itself materially benefit the actor but which is calculated to harm another person materially with respect to his health, safety, business, calling, career, financial condition, reputation or personal relationships.

 

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This guy seems like such a pos. Classic shakedown by a shyster. Never understood why some found him appealing. Especially to the extent that he should run for office.

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I am concerned that Nike can get on the phone with DoJ and get Federal charges filed in a week. Sure, this guy might be shady... but why doesn't DoJ prosecute any crimes big business commits on a regular basis -- especially in the medical and banking industry.

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20 hours ago, twa said:

Wonder how Avenatti's balls feel now.  

 

Kinda like Tom Brady's?

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20 minutes ago, Fergasun said:

I am concerned that Nike can get on the phone with DoJ and get Federal charges filed in a week. Sure, this guy might be shady... but why doesn't DoJ prosecute any crimes big business commits on a regular basis -- especially in the medical and banking industry.

 

Just about anyone can if you have witnesses and evidence, of course I'm sure Nike's lawyers know folk there to cut down the hold and swap times

 

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 I'm curious if the FBI was already aware and doing phone taps myself

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Avennati's tripping if thought Nike was going to give him a bag over this.

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