Our forwards, when they are not standing there saying “kick it on my head”, only ever lead straight.
They need to keep moving, whether it’s sideways, backwards, straight, whatever, keep moving, don’t stop, create confusion, panic and space.
Having an actual KPP in there will help with that but Joe doesn’t lead laterally, it’s only straight or “on my head”.
I’ll go with you on the others, but gee whiz I could not go harder against you on your Bellchambers line.
He’s not “soft”. Players go at him to try and rattle him or distract him and rather than buying into it his reaction is “lol get a load of this kid” and he gets on with the game unfazed.
Sure, he’s not the best ruckman in the game, but he is very serviceable and stays competitive - very rarely gets totally smoked. Get rid of him and then what… pick up one of the 14 ready made Brodie Grundy types that are in every draft? Come on.
Also getting rid of Hurley would be a bit of an overreaction when we could just stop trying to make him more than he is (great 1-on-1 defender).
Listening to Worsfold I seriously don’t think his heart is in this job. He is getting good money and tows the company line. I really think he would be a lot happier at home with his family and a pocket full of cash.
I think there’s probably actually a lot of little things we’re a little bit behind on. Not great tactically. Too many average kicks. Too many forwards who won’t or can’t work to a structure. Get a few matchups wrong. Unfortunate run where 4-5 of our first 6 key forwards unavailable at once.
Stringer can drift into very bad habits forward. Leads to the side, ducks out the back, perhaps could be a little more selfless with hitting packs. Clarke was sadly the only forward who presented a lead Friday night.
Bags is generally quite vocal and involved in the positioning, he will be straight back in - and Blitz gunna tear it’s hair out.