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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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Prehistoric development with new speculation: Trent Williams wants to be traded/released

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3 minutes ago, volsmet said:

 

I think a good indicator of CB level, though not super exact, is Pass Defense Ranking.

Last year, our pass defense was ranked 15th in the NFL.

Not great, but not bad, and not nearly as bad as the CB ranking.

And we have the same starting corners this year. And upgraded Safety. So I think that's more meaningful, than their formula for rating our corners.

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On 8/22/2019 at 7:12 PM, Skinsinparadise said:

 

We need @volsmet to negotiate the deal.  Bruce apparently might not be loved over there in the Texan FO. 😀

 

If that's so, it reminds me some of the talk about the RG3 deal.  At the time it was said that someone with the Rams I think it was either their GM or Fisher who couldn't stand Bruce so others had to do the direct negotiation. 

 

I can see that.  

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Trying to talk football semi-seriously on the ES, always interesting. 

 

 

 

Kerrigan & Sweat aren’t viewed as LBs in any nfl fo, they’re DE’s. Who needs reality.

 

Maybe pff is out of line with their rankings & groupings too, maybe they don’t have enough ESperts on staff. 

 

 

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Who wants to bet me that if we trade for Evans, that Doctson doesn't make the team ? 😄

 

It does kinda sound like Tampa might be shopping for some OL

 

 

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5 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Oh good lord....there’s a rumor that redskins and Vikings are finalizing a deal to send Trent to them in exchange for Stefon diggs and a pick (@NFL_Trade_News on Twitter reported this rumor....i doubt this is true 😂

 

Trent for Diggs and Reiff has been my ideal trade all along. But I didn't start the rumor :806:

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Would love if any of these trade rumors finally materialize. Pull the trigger, Bruce.  Don't drag this deal out any longer and end up with zero in return. 

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1 hour ago, LetThePointsSoar said:

Would love if any of these trade rumors finally materialize. Pull the trigger, Bruce.  Don't drag this deal out any longer and end up with zero in return. 

 

Yep negotiation skills I don't think is Bruce's forte.   Ditto trades aside from moving up and down in the draft.  Prove me wrong Bruce.  I don't mind it dragging out until now.  This coming week is about the time frame that I considered makes sense.  But don't IMO drag it until the season, too risky I think. 😀

 

One of the rumors I saw on twitter the other day (thought I think it was just from some blog fan type was Trent for AJ Green.  I hope not.  But it would fit the win now drill.  The post below, that dude has 100,000 followers, so I take him a little seriously. 

 

Texans trading a receiver?   I saw some Redskins fans hyping Hopkins on twitter but to me no way they trade him.  He's arguably the best receiver in the NFL.  I wouldn't trade Hopkins if I were them and definitely not for Trent.  Maybe Will Fuller.  And I wouldn't make that trade if I were the Redskins.   Get some picks.  

 

Can we deputize @volsemt so he can make a deal with Chris Cooper?

 

 

 

 

 

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Do the Browns have any assets? As someone else pointed out they only have a handful of draft picks

 

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2020

Team Transactions
Round 1
Browns
Browns
 
Round 2
Browns
Browns
 
Round 3
Browns
Browns
 
Texans

Texans

Browns

Browns (conditional if Johnson is active for 10 games in 2019)

 

PICK WOULD NOT TRANSFER BECAUSE JOHNSON HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE FOR 10 GAMES IN 2019

 

Traded • Duke Johnson to Texans for • 2020 conditional round pick (third round if Johnson is active for 10 games in 2019, else fourth round) (?-?) on 2019-08-08

Round 4
Browns
Browns
 
Texans

Texans

Browns

Browns (conditional if Johnson is active for fewer than 10 games in 2019)

 

PICK WOULD TRANSFER BECAUSE JOHNSON HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE FOR 10 GAMES IN 2019

 

Traded • Duke Johnson to Texans for • 2020 conditional round pick (third round if Johnson is active for 10 games in 2019, else fourth round) (?-?) on 2019-08-08

Round 5
Browns
Browns
 
Round 6
Browns
Browns
 
Cardinals
Cardinals
Browns
Browns

 

Traded • Jamar Taylor to Cardinals for • 2020 sixth round pick (?-?) on 2018-05-18

Round 7
Bills
Bills
Browns
Browns

 

Traded • Corey Coleman to Bills for • 2020 seventh round pick (?-?) on 2018-08-05

Browns
Browns
 

 

https://www.prosportstransactions.com/football/DraftTrades/Future/Browns.htm

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42 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Yeah, the Bucs O-Line was completely abysmal last night.

 

OJ Howard and a 2nd, maybe?

ooh a young stud TE is just what the doctor ordered 

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2 minutes ago, XxSpearheadxX said:

ooh a young stud TE is just what the doctor ordered 

Would it be to replace Jordan Reed? OJ Howard is a beast isn't he?... I sure wish Jordan Reed had a helmet that wasn't painted with a target on it.

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28 minutes ago, XxSpearheadxX said:

ooh a young stud TE is just what the doctor ordered 

 

Agree but I think zero chance Tampa trades Howard.  They got blocking issues and they trade one of the best blocking TE's in the league in his prime?  Be awesome but I doubt it.  I can see Evans though on the trading block. 

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Tunsil on the trading block in theory would dilute Trent's value some.  that would mean 2 LT's on the block, one who is 31 and the other 25.  I am guessing there has to be something cooking with Tunsil because he's a good young player in his prime -- they are worried about him and weed again or something?

 

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Hopkins ain't going anywhere my very long time best friend(huge phins fan)says the rumors of tunsil being shopped is poop

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27 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Hopkins ain't going anywhere my very long time best friend(huge phins fan)says the rumors of tunsil being shopped is poop

 

Not sure though how a fan would know.  I am in South Florida I know their sports writers writings fairly well -- Omar Kelly from the Sentinel is reliable typically I'll track him.  It would make their interest in Trent supposedly from awhile back make a little more sense.  But it still seems weird for them to want to deal him unless there is something about Tunsil they don't trust.  And I continually read about how obsessed the owner is with getting Tua so maybe they want to continue to add draft capital to make that easy. 

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4 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Not sure though how a fan would know.  I am in South Florida I know their sports writers writings fairly well -- Omar Kelly from the Sentinel is reliable typically I'll track him.  It would make their interest in Trent supposedly from awhile back make a little more sense.  But it still seems weird for them to want to deal him unless there is something about Tunsil they don't trust.  And I continually read about how obsessed the owner is with getting Tua so maybe they want to continue to add draft capital to make that easy. 

Completely 100% agree with you as I sent that post in it hit me that it might look like I'm trying to say my friend is an Insider LOL and he's just a goofball Idahoan from Florida like me except for me I'm not from Florida lol.. I told him not to hold his hand over his ass

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This guy covers the dolphins for SB nation.   The guaranteed money part throws me off though if they are interested in Trent. Yeah Trent doesn't have much guaranteed money left but if you are trading for him I presume you intend to pay him, guaranteed money or not

 

 

 

 

Current Contract

Laremy Tunsil signed a 4 year, $12,457,650 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $7,260,109 signing bonus, $12,457,650 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,114,413. In 2019, Tunsil will earn a base salary of $2,148,770, while carrying a cap hit of $3,963,798 and a dead cap value of $3,963,798.

CONTRACT TERMS:4 yr(s) / $12,457,650 SIGNING BONUS$7,260,109 AVERAGE SALARY$3,114,413 GTD AT SIGN:$12,457,650 TOTAL GTD:$12,457,650 FREE AGENT:2021 / UFA
  BONUS BREAKDOWN CAP DETAILS CASH DETAILS  
YEAR   AGE BASE SALARY SIGNING CAP HIT DEAD CAP YEARLY CASH  
2016 Contract details by year 22 $450,000 $1,815,027 $2,265,027 $12,007,650 $7,710,109($7,710,109)  
2017 Contract details by year 23 $1,016,257 $1,815,027 $2,831,284 $10,192,623 $1,016,257($8,726,366)  
2018 Contract details by year 24 $1,582,514 $1,815,027 $3,397,541 $7,361,339 $1,582,514($10,308,880)  
2019 Contract details by year 25 $2,148,770 $1,815,028 $3,963,798 $3,963,798 $2,148,770($12,457,650)  
2020 Contract details by year 26 $10,350,000 - $10,350,000 - $10,350,000($22,807,650)  

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