Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Poupou Escobar, Jul 21, 2014.
No offense but u have no idea, centre and wing are the hardest positions to defend in rl
Obviously the hardest position to defend in is the halves. Just look at all the tackles they miss!
Who wants to be a half, every team targets them all game with their big boppers...no thanks
They're in demand. The good ones must be doing something right.
I’d like their cash
This is just a narrative built on correlation. There is no proof of causality. No winger is worth 12 wins and 200+ points differential.
Because they have been exposed as attitude risks. Plus it's unlikely they want to pay as much as we want them to pay.
You want him efending our wide where he will have to make more one-on-one tackles? You’re saying he’s too small, yet you want him tackling second rowers, centres and wingers by himself?
You have to have good judgement defending on the wing but wingers seem to be fairly bad at it because they are usually big dopey athletes with no vision or anticipation. Thats one of the reason I think the halves are better suited to defend there.
Yes, these little guys are fine at making a one on one bootlace tackle every now and then (Sandow for example was great usually) the problem they have is those types of tackles are an error in the middle of the field and give up fast play the balls. The little guys also get dominated in wrestle. They also don't get enough of a breather in the middle.
Really? A lot of the time wingers have a 2 on 1 situation to defend, it’s almost impossible to defend against, so of course they will look like poor defenders, but a lot of the time it’s not their fault but inside defender not making the right call.
This Gennings looked like a poor defender at times, but gee mennings made some poor decisions and tackles.
Defending on an edge is the hardest spot to defend in.
The words "Sandow", "great", and "defence" should never be uttered together, unless the words "when he could be arsed to try to tackle" are punctuating that phrase.
Sandow was utter garbage defensively, because his attitude sucked.
In defence of all the people who bag sandow, he was far far far from great
There's no proof to most of the stuff you post either.
No he wasn’t. He was ducking rubbish at any part of the game where he didn’t have the ball in his hands (and quite often rubbish then as well).
I’m sorry but I can’t agree with anything you are saying. I’m not saying that they are bad ideas...I’m more saying that they are f**king retarded.
The difference is that I don’t pretend there’s proof. I argue all sides where required, because all sides are valid. Call it circular logic or backflips if it makes you feel better.
Thats what I am saying, it is a tough position to defend sometimes so you should have a smart player out there who has anticipation and the like.
Wrong go look at some old tape. He was a good tackler around the legs (not always, so game situation he would drop his bottle and give up).
Regarding Sandow I saw him make a lot of technically great boot-lace tackles. The type of tackle that 20 years ago would have been applauded but in todays game (in the middle) lead to fast play the balls and therefore are a mistake. They would still be great tackles on the wing. So would the tackles that our current dummy halves make.
Sandow was indeed a terrible all around defender because he was too small and also dropped his bottle (quit) a lot.
What is the edge? Serious Q.
Separate names with a comma.