It's got to do with way more then defense. You just need to watch us play in that last Roosters game and it reveals everything.
We have no chance as long as BA is the head coach.
And yet, we're the only team that has beaten Penrith this year, and the only team other than Penrith and the Cowboys that has beaten Melbourne. Make it to the last 3 teams standing and we definitely have a chance. We might (or might not) f**k things up before then. But 'no chance'....that's just bluster.
But of course it's easy to prophesise that a team has 'no chance' and appear correct...because 15 out of 16 teams don't win in any given year.