The backs are. Our forwards have dominated large slabs of matches this year, but our backs have not been able to sufficiently capitalise on this dominance to have us in winning positions. Inexperienced halves and lack of speed are the problem. Speed also hurts us when other teams make breaks against the run of play (think Titans game, Eels, and Raiders to name just a few) - we can't recover quick enough. You can't expect a forward pack to dominate for 80 minutes in every game - its not physically possible. The Raiders game is another perfect example - Raiders should not have been in that match at half-time given our dominance, but we couldnt execute well enough to put them away (blame the halves), and we couldnt cover the flukey Mogg and Monahan breaks (blame lack of speed). I think our forwards are now struggling mentally - all that effort on so many occasions just doesnt get converted. Quality halves also build pressure on the opposition (eg repeat sets) which gives the forwards time to recover.Â Other thoughts; Brent Kite virtually won us the 2008 grand final, and frankly I dont care if he never plays another decent game - he is a legend and doesnt deserve some of the criticism on here. Ditto for Des.