While I agree, it’s context.
And the context is that the slowest of those mids has been there for 15 years. And we all love him, but it’s no coincidence that his best years we’re when the team set up to keep the ball inside the contest as much as possible. Once it’s outside the contest the lack of pace hurts. Worsfold and Knights have been happy to play a more expansive game than Hird’s team. Both versions have scored more freely, but also been prone to conceding goals in a row with little midfield pressure.
In 8 months I expect our midfield will look and feel quite a bit different (and I’m not just talking about Jobe), and we’ll hold our own more than we have. (Although some of the kids I worry about in terms of whether they are the modern types required)
(And none of this is to put Jobe down. When a coach recognised that he had to build the game plan to his strengths he was the best player in the league. Knights was trying to build something else (I’m not even sure he knew what), and Worsfold rightly recognises that the future that he was building for was not one revolving around Watson)