there inlies somewhat of the problem. in that example, there is a spare man lose and instead of trying to find them, they have bombed it long to hooker blocking 2 players and daniher in a 1 on 1.
instead of finding the loose man.
I know it’s not as simple as that. but kicking the ball long and hoping hooker can just mark in a shitstorm of opposition players trying to maul him and daniher is not smart tactically.
It reminds me of the whole when zoning came in, too many people were stuck in the mindset, oh that won’t work, you need to play man on man, because it’s all they knew and understood.
Long bombing to contested situations is not going to be the best way to win games. The trend is and has diverted from that.
cos once you nullify that aspect of a team who plays that way, their whole system falls apart.