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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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Watching Moreland's highlights he looks like a master at jumping routes. Good anticipation, timing, and great hands. That being said, he was also going against mostly **** QBs who telegraphed their throws way too often. I definitely do like his upside though. 

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Just now, ConnSKINS26 said:

Good thinking about Jarrett...what could have been.

 

But we do seem to have someone in the FO or scouting department who has an eye for these late round DB's. Let's hope we get lucky on this one.

 

Moreland has a 100% chance of making the team if his head is right. A 75% chance of starting by week 6.

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So what’s everyone’s take on the draft for us? Good draft? Bad? In the middle? 

 

For me, Im excited to see these guys in minicamps and OTA’s and training camp and preseason. Man, it can’t get here soon enough. 

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Just now, mistertim said:

Watching Moreland's highlights he looks like a master at jumping routes. Good anticipation, timing, and great hands. That being said, he was also going against mostly **** QBs who telegraphed their throws way too often. I definitely do like his upside though. 

 

He’s a day 2 guy with off field bs. 

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So what’s everyone’s take on the draft for us? Good draft? Bad? In the middle? 

 

For me, Im excited to see these guys in minicamps and OTA’s and training camp and preseason. Man, it can’t get here soon enough. 

 

Brilliant.

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26 minutes ago, JaxJoe said:

An undersized speedy player from JMU?  How could that possibly work out?  Oh. Wait a sec. Gary Clark comes to mind. 

 

I have seen Moreland play for the last four years.  Outside of Charles Haley and Gary Clark the best JMU football player. He will make the Redskins!!

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6 minutes ago, volsmet said:

 

He’s a day 2 guy with off field bs. 

 

 

Didn't know about the off-field stuff. You know what it was? 

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2 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Didn't know about the off-field stuff. You know what it was? 

 

Petty theft in 2016.  He was kicked off the team.

 

Doubt he has to worry about that stuff now.

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1 minute ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Ahh, so that's how he became skilled at interceptions and being a ball hawk.

 

18 ain't "Petty"

 

That's grand larceny.

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Dax Raymond

E. Hall

T. Coney

Benzachawel 

 

I like watching TJ Edwards but tough for me to get over his 4.87 speed

 

None of who I watched closely just running with reps.  I've watched a little of Raymond. 

 

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Just now, ConnSKINS26 said:

Maybe we can get Hall or David Sills in as UDFA

 

Forgot about Sills.  I like him too in the 7th round range.  

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1 minute ago, SkinsFanRob said:

Anyone else think Harmon resembles Julio Jones in the face 

 

I don't think he's going to be that good.  These guys aren't often wrong when a WR falls that far.

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17 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

So what’s everyone’s take on the draft for us? Good draft? Bad? In the middle? 

 

For me, Im excited to see these guys in minicamps and OTA’s and training camp and preseason. Man, it can’t get here soon enough. 

 

Really - puzzled - about Love.  Especially the idea of drafting a player who's too injured to play this year. 

 

But there's plenty I'm optimistic about.  Can't really expect that I'll like every single pick they make.  My feeling right now  is the best draft I can remember.  

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12 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

So what’s everyone’s take on the draft for us? Good draft? Bad? In the middle? 

 

For me, Im excited to see these guys in minicamps and OTA’s and training camp and preseason. Man, it can’t get here soon enough. 

 

I have no idea. :D

 

I don't know who any of these players outside of Haskins and Sweat.

 

Most analysts seem to be giving the Redskins high marks, so it is probably all good.

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2 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Dax Raymond

E. Hall

T. Coney

Benzachawel 

 

I like watching TJ Edwards but tough for me to get over his 4.87 speed

 

None of who I watched closely just running with reps.  I've watched a little of Raymond. 

 

 

 

I like either of the WI boys here 

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6 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Didn't know about the off-field stuff. You know what it was? 

 

Immaturity, he had a few other things happen but never anything substantial. He’s a wild kid, brilliant player, the nfl will be a test that either overwhelms or brings out the best, he’s a phenomenal player. He’s fuller, just wild.

 

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Just now, DC9 said:

 

I don't think he's going to be that good.  These guys aren't often wrong when a WR falls that far.

 

Very possibly true. He could fill a needed role here, however. 

 

I still remember screaming as Diggs fell to the 5th. Hell Theilen was an UDFA nobody (just coincidence these two are on the same team, I think, though their WR coach must be good). So it can happen. But yeah, probably won't be anything special.

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Last year the Redskins had the last pick in the draft.

 

This year they have the next to the last. :)

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16 minutes ago, mistertim said:

Watching Moreland's highlights he looks like a master at jumping routes. Good anticipation, timing, and great hands. That being said, he was also going against mostly **** QBs who telegraphed their throws way too often. I definitely do like his upside though. 

 

 

He played well against Easton Stick, 5th RD QB of Chargers 

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