I'm not buying the "Crows took the foot off the pedal in the third and let us back in the game" line, we worked our butts off and forced that momentum shift. We closed gaps, went repeat efforts, hit contests hard, and showed real tenacity.
That quarter will be a huge focus for the coaches this week. Zerrett said enough and got right into the game, Brown was excellent he really hit the half back ball hard and racked up clean possessions in traffic, McG went all Rising Star, Raz tackled with intent and got in faces, Hooker ran hard and broke packs, it was wonderful stuff against the flow. A near complete team effort in turnaround.
Unfortunately they needed cooler heads entering 50, they just rushed the final option, panicked at the final link in the chain, and missed plenty of goal ops. We should've really dobbed 6 or 7 that quarter.
But we felt the heat and pace of a strong team and matched it in patches. It's still the first month of an unpredictable season and there are things we are showing we can do. I'm excited for each game.