I actually think everyones criticism is a year too early.
If we stink it up in next years finals then go for it.
This year was always an unknown and in someways a transitional year for outgoing suspended players.
We had no idea how the team and or individuals would respond.
It was the worst games for ALL of the returning players. Each and everyone of them stunk it up. Was this the effect of missing a year, their bodies being spent or in their minds had they already achieved their goals?
People are complaining about blooding the youth. There is no doubt we gifted games to returning players and I have no issue with this. We owed them. We have paid that debt and now we move on.
Tell me, who would have dropped Jobe? I wouldn’t have.
To be honest there wasn’t anyone banging down the door and most had their chance. Langford and Laverde simply couldn’t hold their spots. In saying that some youngsters did, Pidge, Big Boi and Stewart.
Whoosha always spoke about this being a transitional year. Transitioning the old for the new and figuring out the effect of a year off and integrating 10 players back into the system.
This has been an unprecedented year and I will be holding fire until I sit here in 12 months and see what a normal year looks like.
Until then I believe Hepp when he says we will come back hungrier and stronger next year.