- Jun 22, 2012
But your right in that, usually the team that simply just runs harder and tackles harder wins. Think we all still have that memory of last week's game in our heads - pretty ordinary performance.Api wasn't utilized well under Des, Brookie being a generally slow slippery track doesn't help his up tempo engage the markers play either.
I mentioned last year that Api will do well at the Panthers with a coach that believes in him and playing on faster tracks away from Brookie more often.
In saying that his slow loopy ball service out of dummy half shortens up the lateral game a fair bit if there is no space around the markers to exploit, giving the halves less time and space when the team is not going forward.
Our main issue(for a few years now) is a lack of power explosive straightness in our sets, too much looking for second phase play instead of just hitting the line at pace with numbers in support to take the pressure off the lead runner and keep the defence honest.
As much as we love the numbers of AFB and Marty etc sometimes their numbers are ineffective numbers and generate slow play the balls(being held upright but reasonably contained adding a few more metres) or second phase play that sometimes is over valued and doesn't amount to much(other than the hope it fatigues the defensive line eventually in an accumulative way)
Would like to see the whole team come out tomorrow and just play hard and run hard