Through my Maroon & White eyes look to be travelling the best in an open comp. The thing is manly has not really got out of 3rd gear & been almost playing just a tad better than the opposition in most games with 1 exception...the Seaeagles can change the tempo & only a couple of other teams have that ability. Roosters seem flat but have the players to again threaten & will be in it again, Cordner will add punch but Jennings gone out wide will take points off them. Souths...have not been as hot as the media beat them up imo, obviously still a top 4 team. Broncos have been far better than I rated them pre season & are not far off the pace & Penrith , have stood up & showed spirit lacking for many years, will drop off when the whips are cracking. Storm....dont really bother me & feel comfortable that Manly will rock them come finals time....prob a 4th -5th team imo. Agree NZ can challenge anyone on their day but are so inconsistent that DAY is surrounded by 3 bad Days!! Nth Qld are a smokey who at full strength worry me as much as any, though Tate is a big loss, but some talented, tough fowards led by Thurston will question any defence. So, Who are the main threats for the 2014 title??