After 3 Origin Series, this is what I make of Freddy's tenure so far: PRO'S: * Not afraid of dropping good players if their attitude isn't right (Mitchell last series, Klemmer this series) * Understands the psychological aspect of Origin and it's importance as much as talent and physicality. Say what you like about his stance on meditation, training barefoot and players walking to the game, he at least acknowledges that in a high pressure series like Origin, having the right mindset in your squad is crucial. * Whether related to the above point or not, he's instilled a mental fortitude in the side that wasn't there under Daley. Game 2 2018 was won on grit, and the decide last year was won on belief and keeping composure when they (mentally) could've crumbled with Qld's late fightback. Even last night, NSW were resolute in their defence and showed grit to defend wave after wave of Qld attack. CON'S: * Freddy can be swayed more by players having the right attitude/ having done the job in the past rather than their current form or ability. Wade Graham is a guy I've been critical of in the past but he should've been in this Blues squad 100%. * Picking players out of position, sorely obvious this series just gone * His selections on the bench. Pap would've been a godsend last night to slot in for Teddy, and why no extra front-row forwards? Overall I'm content with Freddy to stay in the NSW coaching role for the time being, but after the 2021 series (which I assume will be back in the traditional time-slot and format) it'll be worth re-evaluating him then.