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Jamie Buhrer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This guy is a unique talent but how best to use him?

    He is possibly a tad light for a full-time back-row spot but it would be a shame to bulk him up at the expense of his excellent pace and energy. While ever we have Ballin, Buhrer may be stuck as a super-sub bench specialist a la Craig Wing. The trick for Toovey & Co will be to ensure his development continues in the most productive direction for the team, because he is potentially a key asset for us.
     
  2. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I can remember a lot of people commenting that Glenn Stewart was too small for the back row when he first cracked the NRL. A couple of kilos of mass and look what resulted! I would hate to see Jamie spend too much time in the gym though.
     
  4. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

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    Backrow, left side of the field for 50 minutes then get subbed for maybe Chee Kham. If Ballin needs a spell or gets injured, Jamie should go straight to dummy half.
     
  5. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    Im with you on this. No doubt he could handle back row easily but i see he adds so much spark to the team when he replaces ballin, and he will only get better at that with experience. I suppose it comes down to game time. If tooves is prepared to give ballin 30 minutes off then i think buhrer could be a replacement dummy half on a very regular basis, but if the plan is to give ballin the whole game or 70 minutes then buhrer has to start at 2nd row

    He gets the team moving forward all the time.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With T-Rex and Harrison gone there's a starting spot up for grabs in the backrow. We could do worse than use Buhrer for that.

    We'll need someone on that LHS to replace Rex, and Ferris might be the man. Different style of player obviously, more hole running, footwork at the line kind of guy. Bit like Beaver, really, and we all now how that worked out for us. Foran showed some glimpses of good ball playing this year, maybe having someone running angles might bring out his best. The default go to play at the back end of the season seemed to be T-Rex, whether he was moving or not. Got kinda boring and repetitive to be honest.

    The other option is to get Choc out of the middle and back on the LH fringe, but I don't see Buhrer being much use in the middle 3rd if he's not playing dummy half.
     
  7. Brookie

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    anywhere but centre where he seems to get stood up frequenlty!
     
  8. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    not at centre, and not at hooker unless Ballin HAS to come off.
     
  9. Stevo

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    I will get smashed for this but....... I don't think Jamie Buhrer will ever be anything but a benchie. For me he just doesn't have the size and therefore impact to be in the backrow. Speed is also not his strong point so out wide is no good. His defence in the middle is great but out wide he gets beaten quite easily. He's probably not even the 2nd best hooker at the club.

    I don't believe he's anywhere near the best player at any position on the field but in saying that, he is a fairly good back up at most positions. Ideal utillity.
     
  10. Brookie

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    not sure about the speed part stevo, didn't someone post that buhrer is the 2nd quickest in the club over 40m?

    i agree his best role for us ATM is utility!
     
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  11. eagles2win

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    At his best he's brilliant.
    But towards the end of last season he was becoming Gidley like (ordinary)
     
  12. winnyason

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    needs to step up as simple as that, much like dan hunt at dragons potential used alot. He is in for starting spot, on the weights i would imagine.
     
  13. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You shouldn't drink just for saying that!
     
  14. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe mate but i haven't seen it on the field yet.

    Prove me wrong kids, prove me wrong.
     
  15. Masked Eagle

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    Sorry Stevo but I think he's got a bit of gas. He's also a great hole runner which is something we don't currently have and haven't had in the forwards since Beaver.

    Not sure about him converting to a dummy half but he does throw a good pass off the deck. I would at least like to see him given the first crack at it next year and that will tell us if he is up to being a regular 80 minute backrower.
     
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  16. Top End Eagle

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    Jamie Buhrer is all class. He is not a centre. He was behind a really good back row. Now the myth has left us I think he should move into choc's old middle of the ruck clean up role (ferris has pace to burn out of dummy half - which is why he excells when in for ballin) he has the motor and technique to rack up a thousand tackles and this puts chic back on the left edge so he can be the player he was in 2009 and was against the choocks with a point to prove before SOO2. So many many positives without Rex who even I will admit warranted a spot based on potential. Throw Chee Kam on the bench and Buhrer allows us to cover a hooket without playing two. Like the storm and Hinchcliffe
     
  17. TokyoEagle

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    Ballin can easily move into the 2nd row rotation if we want to get Buhrer into dummy half. Having Buhrer on the bench gives us so many options when injuries happen. Being so much of an allrounder might be to his detriment as a starting player.
     
  18. Darren

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    Jase reckons he's the new John Sutton. hmmm
     
  19. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He is nothing like John Sutton but that's how much you - sorry, 'Jase' - knows. The only similarity is that both have talent, but in very diferent areas. My gut feeling is that Buhrer is central to our success next year, he is an absolute gun in waiting. I'm just not sure how to get the best out of him. Maybe lock forward ...
     
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  20. The Eagle

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    Seen a game from a few years ago when Watmough was about Bhurer's size

    Will either bulk up and be the new choc or stay that size and be hooker,off the bench til Ballin moves on

    Alternately perhaps Foran moves to centre when Lyon retires and he becomes five eighth

    He'll go far
     

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