Finding the Walsh criticism extremely harsh. Yeah he missed some assignments and was out of position to the panthers benefit but he is 21, those are the little areas that take time for any young player to get right. The media spent all week building the guy up and then bag him when he doesnt quite deliver on the ridiculous expectations being placed. Yeah he is young and brash and at times a bit cocky, that is good for the game. He backed it up many times this season, including in origin. Give the guy a break.
He’s only copping it because he’s carried on like a bit of a flog this year and playing into his own hype. He’s super talented but needs to expect criticism if he’s arrogant.
He’ll learn from it and use it as motivation to improve. Honestly PVL is doing him no favours.