The old adage of "the halves feed off the teams go forward" has never been more poigniant the way the game is played now. Hodgkinson isn't 1/10th of the player DCE is but is looking like a champion at the moment. Mbye is a talent, but he too is feeding off a monster forward pack making huge meters and creating second phase footy . He's good but looks better than what he is. I watched the Dogs last night and they have a pack that has size, agression and skill. The have unearthed this second rower Lane, who is 110kg, with speed and footwork. Dont forgot they had TRex, Jackson and Graham missing last night. Addd them three to Klemmer, Lane, Pritchard, Eastwood, Tolman, Kasiano and you have one serious engine room. We have gone some way to adding size with Myles and Lussick but I think we are one bopper away from being anywhere near an intimidating pack. There just isn't enough room for Leary, Buhrer, Brown, Lawrence all in the 17. They're just too small.