Badel Warning Broncos back Anthony Seibold’s methods to end Brisbane title drought

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Broncos back Anthony Seibold’s methods to end Brisbane title drought

Peter Badel and Chris Honnery,
The Courier-Mail
16 minutes ago

Broncos stars say they have emphatically moved on from Wayne Bennett, hailing the “new era” of accountability under Anthony Seibold they believe will break the longest title drought in Brisbane’s history. In a spicy prelude to Friday night’s grudge match at Suncorp Stadium, leading Broncos players have closed the door on the Bennett legacy, backing Seibold’s methods to deliver the club’s first premiership since 2006. Even Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd — Bennett’s greatest supporter and playing ally — believes Seibold has brought a more detailed approach to the Broncos.

The Broncos have adjusted to life under Seibold Photo: AAP Image/Jono Searle

The Broncos have adjusted to life under Seibold Photo: AAP Image/Jono Searle

Bennett returns to face Brisbane this week for the first time since his Broncos sacking eight months ago in charge of a Souths side on the ropes after their shock loss to Canterbury last Saturday night. Bennett’s axing last December was expected to trigger a player exodus with his most dedicated disciples, such as Matt Lodge, Tevita Pangai Jr and Payne Haas, tipped to follow the super coach to Redfern. Instead, all three have stayed loyal. Haas has vowed to honour his six-year deal, while Lodge and Pangai Jr last month signed new contracts in a $4 million retention drive that doubled as a show of faith in Seibold’s title blueprint. Lodge said he would always be indebted to Bennett for resurrecting his career after his New York rampage in 2015, but was relishing the winds of change under Seibold at the Broncos.

Seibold’s attention to detail has been a welcome change. Photo: AAP Image/Dan Peled

Seibold’s attention to detail has been a welcome change. Photo: AAP Image/Dan Peled

“Wayne’s gone,” Lodge said. “He’s coaching the opposition this week so good luck to Wayne, but he has got nothing to do with what we are doing now. “I loved my time with Wayne but I’m loving my time with ‘Seibs’ as well. “Wayne is looking after Souths now and we have our own culture here. “It’s a new era … and Wayne is not leading it.”

After a tough start the players believe in their coach. Photo: AAP Image/Darren England

After a tough start the players believe in their coach. Photo: AAP Image/Darren England

Front-row sensation Haas added: “Seibs has brought accountability. He is straight down the middle. You have to do your job and if you don’t do your job, he holds you accountable.” No one appreciates Bennett’s influence more than Boyd. He won premierships with Bennett at the Broncos in 2006 and Dragons in 2010 before the pair reunited at Red Hill in 2015 to feature in a grand final loss to the Cowboys. But the Broncos skipper believes Seibold is the right coach to mentor Brisbane’s next wave of stars, headlined by Haas, Pangai Jr, Lodge, David Fifita and Kotoni Staggs.

“There’s more attention to detail (under Seibold) I suppose,” Boyd said. “Wayne had his assistants probably handling more of that type of stuff (game analysis) whereas ‘Seibs’ does it himself. “We do have assistant coaches as well, but Seibs’ attention to detail (is different). “Wayne’s way obviously works with the success he’s had. But Seibs is great for the young guys. Seibs is great at doing little things with them and you can really see we’re starting to put some things into place which is working well for us.”
 

Dazza 92

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agree the young players would benefit more from Siebs influence than Bennett's...WB is more about the here and now at this stage of his own career whereas Siebs first grade coaching career has just started.

I'm holding off making a call or not as to the ultimate success of this until we can see a fully fit squad with decisions about certain players careers with us done...
 
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Allo

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The PR machine is in overdrive lately. Hopefully everything will calm down after this round .... unless we play Souths in the finals if we get there.

It’s getting boring tbh
 
Would it be too much to ask of these new structures and standards to practice an attacking play or two? It is great to measure but there are plenty of traps also with a focus on metrics.

The two games I have watched live this year Brisbane have the most painfully boring and predictable attack, masked by some individual brilliance, often the young forwards!
 

BroncsFan

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Would it be too much to ask of these new structures and standards to practice an attacking play or two? It is great to measure but there are plenty of traps also with a focus on metrics.

The two games I have watched live this year Brisbane have the most painfully boring and predictable attack, masked by some individual brilliance, often the young forwards!
The only thing I will say with our attack is it could be our dominance in the middle that makes it hard to setup correctly.

We usually take a "settler" as the setup play... and our best play the balls come off Haas who runs right through the guts and has us positioned pretty well on the goal post. To me that spot on the field makes it too condensed for a sweep play... too many bodies in the space and less distance for the defence to cover.

The big sweep we did against Panthers started about 15-20m left of the goal post (the tram lines as they call it). To me this is the prime location to start the sweep from as it stretches the defence out, but we're not stuck on the touchline.

If this is where we want to start from then my preferred setup is spreading left and hitting Fifi in some space to get a quick play the ball then sweeping all the way back to the right.

On the right we have Gillett or TPJ. Gillett needs to work on his ptb speed a bit though. He gets caught on his feet or worked onto his back, but he does run a good line
 

pagey

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Maybe we should have waited to get o'Brian as coach, especially if we want to replicate the storm. He was with them for 11 years .
 

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