- May 27, 2013
Opposition wingers and centres only have eyes for Staggs at the moment and leaving cobbo unmarked which was what Reynolds exploited against manly. I think teams will start marking up on cobbo now that he’s been scoring bags which only means Staggs will be cashing in again soon.I guess Manly didn't get the memo about the short kicking.
To be honest what are we meant to do when attacking the opposition line? Kick long? I've seen us go the short side, go wide, up the middle, chips, bombs, grubbers, run it... that's why the Bulldogs, Sharks, Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles struggled to contain us. The variety in our attack has been exceptional. If the winger jams in a long pass or chip over has found its mark, if they drop back for it early we spread it, if they don't do either we see grubbers and inside balls to players running lines, we see our centres getting on the outside of their opposite thanks to good line running along with halves and back rowers committing defenders to give them the chance to draw the wing in and put Oates or Cobbo away or go one on one with their opposite. The execution of all this lately has been poetry, but the variety we are seeing cannot be argued.
Deadset watch some replays of the last two games. Watch how the centres and wingers react when we spread it now. They have no idea, right now Reynolds is The Puppet Master and our forwards are giving him all the time in the world to pull what ever string he wants.
As for DCE...the only halve he was better than on the field was Foran, and 17 Broncos played who were all better than DCE.
Oh and welcome to the forums.