who gives a toss about torpedo bombs.
most back 3 catch these with no problems these days.
the main objectives are field position and limit the kick return.
a high no frills bomb to the corner caught on the full has the same outcome as one that finds space as long as the defensive line capitalises on the opportunity of time.
our kicks, kick metres and forced drop outs are just fine.
quite a benchmark actually.
variety is all we lack because we rely on Chad TOO much.
and that's not Chad's fault btw.
His ‘high, no frills bombs’ aren’t even high - it’s like he knows if he tries to put anything like a decent bomb up, he’ll have no control over where it goes, so just flicks a half arsed kick up, landing 10
meters out (to avoid the risk of a 7 tackle set), won’t try put any real height or deception on it, as that might go wrong... Surely we’re not that risk averse that it’s coached to do those kicks EVERY TIME.
Then the long (supposedly) kicking game - even again if it was a ‘zero risk’ approach we’re taking under coaches orders, there’s no way he’s being coached to kick to the wingers/fullback on the full, EVERY TIME.
The long and high kicking game is absolutely dreadful - zero threat, zero intent, zero skill and zero results.
His shorter kicking to in-goal had improved, but for some reason, we do very little of it.