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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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Finlay who has been the one optimist who thought they'd get Hard Knocks now doesn't think its happening citing the Redskins don't want it.  Jon references Jay here on Hard Knocks.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, jamellm78 said:

It's official. It's the Raiders. Just saw it on NFL Network. 

 

Yep it’s official.

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Damnit, I was really hoping it was us. It would have been good for the fan base IMO

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11 minutes ago, max21 said:

Damnit, I was really hoping it was us. It would have been good for the fan base IMO

 

Agree.  I was just reading Athlon's NFL magazine about the upcoming season. It talked about this team having a steep decline in being any type of national draw-interest.  I've heard other national shows goof on the idea about the Redskins-Cowboys being a top NFL rivalry by saying more or less how are the Redskins relevant rivals with anyone since no one gives a crap about them nationally.  And the real rivals now in the NFC East are whenever the other 3 teams in the East play each other.

 

I never thought I'd care about something like that but for some reason it irks me some. Maybe that's because I live in South Florida which basically is a mix of fans from all over the country.  I wear my Redskins gear plenty but its rare for me to find someone else doing the same.  And I see people wear jerseys-shirts of some other teams like crazy.  

 

I get the idea of just win baby and become a relevant franchise again over time -- I just got my doubts its happening.  I admit this is one thing I didn't think would happen under Dan which is becoming irrelevant.  For his faults, Dan seem to be good at getting attention albeit not always the right kind.  But yeah I never thought this organization would be mentioned among the Titans as one of those type of teams that no one cares to watch unless you are a fan of the team.  Not that Hard Knocks would fix all of that.  But it would at least bring them back in conversation some.   Though them drafting Haskins had added some intrigue I notice nationally. 

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15 minutes ago, jamellm78 said:

It's official. It's the Raiders. Just saw it on NFL Network. 

Yeah. Honestly if it wasn’t going to be the redskins, the raiders were my next choice 

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9 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

It'll be us next year.

 

 

For it to be us, we'd have to have a non playoff season and Jay is retained.  It doesn't look like even Jay thinks those two things can go hand in hand.  But you never know.

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2 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

For it to be us, we'd have to have a non playoff season and Jay is retained.  It doesn't look like even Jay thinks those two things can go hand in hand.  But you never know.

 

Well, non playoffs is pretty much a given.  I mean, the East could be weak this year, but who knows.  As it stands, it looks like Philly and Dallas fighting it out with us and the Giants trying to stay out of last.  But who knows.

 

IIRC, we'd be like one of the longest running eligible teams NOT to have appeared on it.  We can't keep dodging that bullet for much longer no matter who the coach is.

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Count me as disappointed, had really hoped to see the Front Office under the spotlight...

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11 minutes ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

Bull****.......nobody gives a damn about the **** ass Raiders.

 

LMAO like anyone cares about the Redskins.  :ols:

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1 hour ago, max21 said:

Damnit, I was really hoping it was us. It would have been good for the fan base IMO

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

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Disappointing.   Originally hoped it wouldn’t be the skins but over time came to really want to see the skins on hard knocks 

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4 minutes ago, carex said:

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

 

Don't look now...

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Just now, carex said:

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

The fan base needs anything to get excited about, a behind the scenes look would have been really cool and sparked some interest. No idea why people are against it. I was at the final game last year at FedEx against the eagles and that was just terrible, I was honestly embarrassed. We need something 

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25 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

Well, non playoffs is pretty much a given.  I mean, the East could be weak this year, but who knows.  As it stands, it looks like Philly and Dallas fighting it out with us and the Giants trying to stay out of last.  But who knows.

 

IIRC, we'd be like one of the longest running eligible teams NOT to have appeared on it.  We can't keep dodging that bullet for much longer no matter who the coach is.

 

I don’t want to sound like a homer.  But I don’t think it’s a given that we won’t make the playoffs.  Maybe we get lucky as a wild card.

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24 minutes ago, carex said:

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

 

What does it matter at this point?  We have been the laughing stock and one of the worst teams in the NFL since Snyder bought the team.   This franchise is no longer respectable and hasn't been for decades. 

 

All of that has been undone over the past 25+ years.  Being on Hard Knocks could do no more harm or embarrassment than the front office, owner, coaching staff and some players have already managed to do.  Plus, with today's social media, leaks, etc. every teams dirty laundry gets put out there.  

 

 

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The redskins are a reality show every friggin year. We don’t need an HBO show for that.

 

but seriously, it seems like an odd choice only because with the Raiders moving I can’t see the fan base being overly enthusiastic about this.

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