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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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Would you want HBO Hard Knocks to feature us this year?

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I am sure it would be useful if you want to laugh a lot.  I hope they pick the Raiders.  

Skins need to work hard and improve a lot.  No need for tv distractions.

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The “Hard Knocks” life would be good for the Redskins.

The team needs to excite its fan base. Washington wants to promote its rookie quarterback as a franchise saver. It seeks a chance to return to the national narrative. And, ticket sales could certainly use a boost.

The HBO series does all of that as essentially a weekly infomercial during the preseason. Feared as exposing “insider” secrets, the series merely showcases several hopefuls trying to make the team, the brutal business of releasing players, and the profanity too often found in locker rooms.

But a real look at playbooks or chalkboards that can cost the team a game? Not in the least. And that’s why president Bruce Allen shouldn’t fear the program, but embrace the marketing opportunity. This team badly needs feel-good narratives after rampant season ticket loss in recent years that left FedEx Field too often vulnerable to visiting fan takeovers.

Even coach Jay Gruden doesn’t fear “Hard Knocks,” though he has been pushing his brother Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders as the best bet for the show. Detroit, San Francisco, and the New York Giants are also eligible.

“If we’re forced to do it, then obviously we’ll have to make it work,” Jay Gruden said. “You know, it’s a process that can be distracting at times, but, really they do an excellent job as far as keeping out of your business. So, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. I think our guys would probably have fun with it at the end of the day.”

Oh, who doesn’t want to hear Redskins inside linebackers coach Rob Ryan barking at players? Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins learning plays in the classroom before trying them on the field? Seventh-rounder cornerback Jimmy Moreland showing he deserves to make the team?

It’s just storytelling, and not much more insightful than daily information on the internet. The Redskins should embrace the chance to show they’re just a bunch of guys trying to have fun, make money and win games.

https://thefandc.radio.com/hbo-s-hard-knocks-would-be-good-redskins-rick-snider

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1 hour ago, Skinsinparadise said:

The team needs to excite its fan base. Washington wants to promote its rookie quarterback as a franchise saver. It seeks a chance to return to the national narrative.

 

Ok, Rick. Answer one question: When have the Redskins been in the national spotlight and not come off looking like an inept, dysfunctional mess?

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I would love to see it. Hard Knocks is must watch tv regardless of who's on it. But the Redskins??  That would be awesome!!!   I want to see Snyder squirm when the cameras are around and on him. I want to hear that coward talk and be asked uncomfortable questions. I want to see Bruce Allen fumble and bumble all over himself so everyone can see how stupid he is.  But I also want to see Haskins win the job.  I want to see Guice win the job. I love that kid and he hasn't even played a game. I want to see Sweat. We have 3 guys right there that have the potential to be not only great players, but marketable players at impact positions.   That hasn't been the case around here in forever. I want to see Josh Norman, Rob Ryan. I want to see the drama of the wr position unfold. I want to see Holcolm win the job at ILB. I can keep going on but I really hope we are picked. Plenty of headlines coming for the 2019 camp. 

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Maybe all the TW drama moves the Redskins up in the pecking order for Hard Knocks.

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This team is basically Hard Knocks material every offseason by default.....and that ain't a good thing.   Actually, their Hard Knocks usually come during the regular season. 

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We're up against the huge NY market and Jon Gruden. As much as I'd love to see us on Hard Knocks, I just don't understand how we could be chosen over either of those teams. If they go with the Lions or Cards, I'll be extremely disappointed and would be really curious to know their reasoning.

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4 hours ago, CTskin said:

We're up against the huge NY market and Jon Gruden. As much as I'd love to see us on Hard Knocks, I just don't understand how we could be chosen over either of those teams. If they go with the Lions or Cards, I'll be extremely disappointed and would be really curious to know their reasoning.

The cardinals can’t be chosen since they have a new head coach. That disqualifies them from being picked 

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I used to be of the opinion that Hard Knocks would be a distraction to the coaches and players and I was against it.  But after the last 25 years under Dan Synder, what would Hard Knocks distract our team from?  Winning?  ROFL.  Bring on Hard Knocks, I want to see my team from behind the scenes.  

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1 minute ago, Rex Tomb said:

@Skinsinparadise I actually worry that it might add even more pressure to start Haskins at the start of the season.

 

Browns were featured and Mayfield didn't start.  Rams were featured and ironically not only didn't Goff start but Keenum did. 

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4 hours ago, Rex Tomb said:

@volsmetthat is way too high school 

 

But it’s close enough to an old Tampa Bay Bucs design that it may intrigue the men & women of TB north. Nobody loves Tampa like the Skins love Tampa.

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1 hour ago, volsmet said:

 

But it’s close enough to an old Tampa Bay Bucs design that it may intrigue the men & women of TB north. Nobody loves Tampa like the Skins love Tampa.

 

Tampa was the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture :ols:

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Well....if they don't tell us by this weekend, it will be the new record for the latest they've ever released the news. We'll see, I guess.  

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What could they possibly be waiting for to make the announcement on which team it is? Just make the dang announcement 😂 

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1 hour ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

What could they possibly be waiting for to make the announcement on which team it is? Just make the dang announcement 😂 

 

Agreed.  It's beyond me, and you'd have to think logistically by now they HAVE to know where they're heading.  There's a lot of work that goes into getting it all put together. 

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Sure, as it will likely be more entertaining than our on the field product. But they need to follow around Bruce....

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On 5/23/2019 at 6:31 PM, Skinsinparadise said:

Dolphins (2012): May 29

Bengals (2013): June 15

Falcons (2014): June 12

Texans (2015): May 27

Rams (2016): March 23

Bucs (2017): April 19

Browns (2018): May 17

 

Just wanted to quote this as we're now hitting the limits on when teams have been announced in the past. I'd also point out that the Bengals in 2013 were under the old system where teams had to volunteer. Starting with Atlanta in 2014, HBO could simply pick from the eligible teams. Not sure why it's so much later this year, maybe HBO/NFL are trying to convince some team to volunteer again?

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If it does happen, not only will I watch, I will dvr every episode.  I want the inside info on Haskins.

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