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Edwards or DWZ for fullback next year

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by murraymob, Oct 14, 2018.

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Dwz or Edwards for full back

Poll closed Oct 21, 2018.
  1. DWZ

    16 vote(s)
    32.7%
  2. Edwards

    33 vote(s)
    67.3%
  1. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

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    I hate moving guys on early anyway but Edwards is off contract end of next season. The way we do it is either re-sign or release before next pre season.

    We could in theory lose both hookers for next season. So that is more an issue to get sorted sooner
     
  2. Luke Bowden

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    Around and around we go.

    Edwards is the best FB at the club and will be our FB come round 1.

    Dallin is one of the 2 best wingers and that’s where he will start.

    The rest will depend on Injury. Edwards is too consistent to ever be dropped due to form, so unless he’s hurt, he’ll be there for a long time.
     
  3. betcats

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    Even I will be shitty if we release another guy and get nothing back.
     
  4. Wookies&Cream

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    To be fair, he had hook to learn from.
     
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  5. betcats

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    Yeah that's is worth keeping in mind. I honestly think he was holding back a lot of the ball playing and creative players, Edwards could come looking a different player in that regard(ball playing, creativity etc) next year in which case I'd be happy to eat my words.
     
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  6. franklin2323

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    He is only like 28 games in to is career. Some need that time to show their full game. A few other guys, Hookers, Kikau etc will be more complete players with general growth
     
  7. Crashtest

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    The Mole is reporting that the Edwards to Raiders rumour is a dud. He is usually wrong most times with his rumours, but hopefully he is correct with this one:

    EDWARDS-RAIDERS RUMOUR A DUD

    Hottest rumour doing the rounds this week is that classy utility Dylan Edwards is on the outer at Penrith and could be headed to the Raiders.

    It’s come about because Dallin Watene-Zelezniak may start the new season at fullback despite Edwards’ sizzling performances there last season.

    But I’ve checked with both clubs - and the rumour is a dud.

    The Panthers realise the value of Edwards and aren’t about to let him go anywhere, while the Raiders have little money to spend in the cap in any case.
     
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  8. herbert henry1908

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    I still like the idea of splitting the fullback role between Edwards & DWZ.

    Dallin would bring the ball back on kick returns, Edwards would be the support play FB in the opposition 50. Plus Edwards to be the fullback defensively close to the line. He’s much better at defusing grubber kicks.
     
  9. umina panther

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    Ivan isn't some supercoach but things like this are possible under him unlike Hook
     
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  10. Matthew Ellis

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    I remember Edwards getting a few inside balls of his 5/8, not many but here and there to score a few tries. Strangely enough I noticed last year we never seemed to do it when Dallin was playing fullback.
     
  11. Wookies&Cream

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    You mean like when he set up Maloney under the posts in the last game we won
     
  12. Matthew Ellis

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    Katao does that fake in this direction then no look pass in the other direction on almost every single play when he's at hooker. He even does it to props on one out hit ups. Him doing it on every play isn't the same thing as Maloney trying it with Edwards like once every two games. One play unless it's off a quick ptb is to try and split the markers to get a few more metres, the other is aiming specifically to score a try.

    Dallin was just a running one out play and the defenders didn't mark him properly because Tamou's quick play the ball/Katoa's drawing them with his no look pass. Inside ball is more probing for a lazy defender.
     
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  13. franklin2323

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    depends who is the assistant for things like gameday tactics really
     
  14. franklin2323

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    Dallin takes too long to pass. Seems so to hesitate before passing nothing that can't be fixed but whether he is better then Edwards when the new plays and stuff are done who knows
     
  15. umina panther

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    Edwards ball playing has been dissapointing for a former 5/8 but that might be due to Hook's super conservative style. Hopefully Ivan tells him to just play whats in front of him
     
  16. franklin2323

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    No one is going to match Moylsan ball playing wise but no reason we can't come up with a few short side moves or something
     
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    Edwards is excellent at support play, but he hardly ever seemed to get the ball from off-loads.
     
  18. betcats

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    I think it could be the fact he is there so often it just seems like he is backing up and not getting it a lot. He averaged a lot of carries.
     
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