No, this isn't about television. Its just my ratings out of 10 for the 17 players and the coach from Saturday night's loss to Brisbane at 'home'. Tom Trbojevic - 6. Mixed night for Tommy who still seemed to be struggling on the ankle, although he did run for a game high 186 metres. Can't really blame him for missing Boyd and Milford early, even Snake at his best would have struggled to stop them. Brayden Wiliame - 5. Didn't really do anything wrong out there, but didn't get many opportunities either. Jamie Lyon - 2. Killer is badly out of form in the centres and other than his goal kicking is not playing anywhere near like the champion we know and love. Being turned inside out by a Sam Thaiday in and away was embarrassing. Lewis Brown - 3. Did he actually play? In 80 minutes he made 6 runs for 42 metres. He made only 10 tackles and missed 3. Hardly sighted all night. Matthew Wright - 4. His knock on while attempting an intercept probably saved a try, but his laughing about it when it happened in his own half was not good. Robbed of a fair try by Horsehead and his wonderfully inept refereeing. Dylan Walker - 4. Proving not to be a 5/8 and realistically is playing as a 3rd centre. However he did put the kick in for Taupau's try. Daly Cherry-Evans - 7. Easily his best game of the season although he still had his moments. Busted his gut out there trying to lift the team but didn't get much help from his team mates. Siosaia Vave - 3. Definitely shouldn't be starting as he couldn't keep up with the opening pace of the game. Only played 31 minutes and had little impact. If Lussick was on the bench because of his circumstances then BJ should have started, not the big boy. Matt Parcell - 7. Made some good runs from dummy half and pulled off 51 tackles. Nate Myles - 3. Easily his worst game for Manly with only 5 runs for 44 metres in 45 minutes. No impact. Could have scored a try though if he hadn't dropped a pass from Parcell close to the line in the 2nd half. Blake Leary - 2. Can someone please explain what he is doing in first grade, let alone starting in the 2nd row. We got 62 minutes of crap from him before T-Red came on. 5 runs for a whopping 39 metres. Made 37 tackles but also missed 4. Martin Taupau - 5. Our only starting forward to run for over 100 metres (as opposed to 4 Brisbane starters). Scored our only try but his frustration got the better of him and he was put on report which will likely see him miss 2-3 weeks. Jake Trbojevic - 6. Relatively quiet game by his standards in that he 'only' made 33 tackles. His runs were good though (he's putting more into them thankfully) and he just doesn't stop. Darcy Lussick - 5. Big effort to even be out there considering. Did some quality hit ups but also missed 6 tackles, 1 more than the entire Broncos starting pack. Should be back in the front row against the Sharks Addin Fonua-Blake - 6. Limited time on the field (24 minutes) but still managed 78 metres (twice as many as Leary) from 8 runs. Brenton Lawrence - 6. One of our best forwards last night with 126 metres and 22 tackles. Probably should have started. Tom Symonds - 3. Limited impact in limited minutes. Should have been on the field much earlier than he was....i.e. he should have started. Trent Barrett - 1. We have no structure in attack, our defence for the most part is very soft and even after 10 rounds he is still making stupid rookie selection decisions like Leary playing and persisting with Walker at 5/8. Well, that is some of my thoughts in a nutshell. Make of them what you will.