Why the f…. can we never defend kicks???

First Grader
It's sometimes just about urgency...I mean everyone knew Nanai was contesting that footy in the air, yet only 1 Manly player on the backfoot was ther ???
And once he caught it you would expect a better defensive team to wrap him up, have numbers there, force an error or at very least have players around the ball , yet it was Cowboys players in support and they were rewarded with a gift try
 
Bencher
Seriously,

This is a massive issue and has been for some time, we haven’t been able to defend a kick since fuking 1947!!!!

short kick offs, Bombs, Grubbers, you name it!. we fumble and bumble every bloody time!!

last night was disgusting the amount of try’s and ball they got from us not defending kicks, do they actually practice this stuff at training or what?
Yet, conversely, we scored 4 of our 5 tries from kicks.
 
First Grader
I’m guessing because it was never a skill set important to the coach in his footy lifetime so doesn’t see or value it as much.
 

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