Going left is excruciatingly painful to watch anymore. It's become so obvious, its painful, but that's on the coach dude. It's the only game plan Arthur has....sigh.....how does no one else see this??I think we need more physicality.
We are quite physical in attack, where we can go through a lot of teams - but that same level of physicality gets put away in defence.
I am not saying that we have to smash players with every tackle; what I am saying, though, is that I have often been puzzled as to why we employ what I like to call a "passive defence"- we will often wait for the ball carrier to get to the advantage line before making contact.
By this point, the runner has the momentum, and it takes us extra effort to wrestle him down and/or prevent an offload.
I know there is a fear of missing a tackle, and it leading to a line break - but our "safe" style of tackling doesn't work, in my opinion.
We don't need a pack full of Nathan Brown-type attitudes, but having forwards who look to dominate the defensive collision would go a long way to helping our overall defence, in my opinion.
Linked to the physicality is that we often do not get the better of collisions when defending - we tend to hit, and fall off.
I don't think Gutherson is vocal enough from the back, either.
Lastly, it confuses me why we don't use our pack's skills to our advantage - Lane, Paulo, Papli'i, Matterson, and Brown all have a good offload, or pass at/before the line.
Tonight, Brown was doing a lot of passing, and he helped generate some momentum for us.
But the rest of our pack is also quite skilled - we need use them better imo.
Finally - STOP GOING LEFT EVERY TIME IN THE ATTACKING RED ZONE. I know Sivo is a weapon 20m out - but we tend to telegraph our desire to shift left with slow, rainbow passes - allowing out opponents' defence to shift, and adjust.
Going left is excruciatingly painful to watch anymore. It's become so obvious, its painful, but that's on the coach dude. It's the only game plan Arthur has....sigh.....how does no one else see this??
I think everyone by now knows my stance... we need a better coach. I think we have a great juniors base and development squad, it also looks like o,niel and his team have got it right with recruitment and retention, so to me the only weak link is the coaching.
You don't have to be Einstein to see how clueless and one dimensional they are out there. They are under coached. It is as obvious as my balls on Gary gutfulls chin.