“ Triggered Boomer”
- Oct 2, 2008
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I agree Garrick is not a penetrative runner of the ball, however, I have seen him throw good passes. He is fast, but not off the mark. With a metre or so start, he usually doesn't get run down. If it was him, rather than Funa, taking that final pass against the Knights, his speed & strength may have got him across the line. Garrick is a good finisher & I think the team would be stronger if he plays in his best position on the wing.I Admire his effort and will to learn and improve. But he cannot pass, is not fast and lacks ANY penetration in his running game.
I don't think Hoppa would do any better than Garrick has done at Fullback. People say Garrick doesn't have a passing game but either does Hoppa.I rate Garrick as a good to very good winger. Is always positioned well and finishes. The try he trampled King Guffo, which was wrongly disallowed, is a perfect example of what he has. He's a keeper on the money he commands.
He has no experience as a FB and is performing well there considering, but there are obviously reasons unknown to us why Des has put him there.
He has been very good, don't throw out the baby with the bath water.
Put Garrick back on his wing and throw the pending mormon_mission guy to the wolves at FB.
Speed is not the issue IMO . We have won games with out Turbo and Walker and with these same players .I have been very disappointed in Garrick this year even when he has been on the wing.
I'm not sure if he has overdone the weights in the off season, he looks bigger to me but also looks slower and a lot less agile. Compared to the other wingers out there he is way down the list.
His goal kicking has also gone to pot, what is he at, around 63% this year?
Manly have got it a little wrong at the moment, we need to get some genuine speed into the outside backs. Tafua, Suli, Parker, Garrick are all a little slow for their positions. We need to swap at least 1 of these guys out for pure speed.