The Packer stuff was one of timing. The Tigers were not after him until Woods decided to go to the Dogs. In Nov 2016 to say Feb 2017, he said he wanted to stay but Millward made a decision to wait until Dugan was signed. There was no need to do that and no up-side at all.This is fair enough, but I'd say making an offer says "we want to keep you, on these terms". The Dugan quote has gotten a lot a play - but it wasn't "just a centre" it was "we think his future is at centre, possibly the best centre in the game, and probably the highest paid centre". Those are different things. And Packer if we offered 4 years at 600k that's still 200k he'd be giving up to stay with us. That's a lot of loyalty people expect him to give. We'll prob keep seeing this differently and that's fine, and I appreciate you spelling this out. It gets a bit much seeing repeated claims of "thats shit" without acknowledging the actual factors, or imagining that players shouldn't put their futures first.
The two major changes I want to see are Mann in for mccrone and Dufty given a run at fullback when dugans unavailable. Otherwise I think the risk doesn't outweigh the likely reward in replacing nene, or autism when he's back.