I dunno about the diet part. He got a bunch of boys on a vegan diet because he watched some biased meme of a documentary on Netflix. Hes free to show them how to score tries at training if he wants but he can keep his diet advice to himself.Boyd has a massive part to play at training. He can be captain at training because he’s the ultimate professional and can help prepare the youngsters. Keep the diets in check and make sure they do extra reps.
I think it was the form of the team. I think the failure of the team played with his head and he tried too hard at times.It was only a few years ago that Boyd was playing for Australia and doing a great job so hopefully he does find form again but I don’t think it was the pressure of the captaincy that caused his spiral downwards.
I think he lost confidence when Bennett kept picking him in 2018 despite him obviously being injured. He tried to keep going but ended up with a bad case of the yips like a golfer. That’s why I thought he would get back to near his best in 2019 but it didn’t happen.I think it was the form of the team. I think the failure of the team played with his head and he tried too hard at times.
Everyone knows that sport is a fickle mistress and trying too hard can be as bad as not trying at all.
There were games where he would rush in at a million miles an hour to tackle or over think his catches on the ball. There were comparatively easy skills he would stuff up when the team was down.
Those 3 on 2 sweeps on the other hand were damn hard yet he could do them in his sleep. He didnt have to think doing them and the team was on the up. Add the problems or injury and his was a sad spiral. When you think of his best games there were against teams the broncos weren't expected to win whilst his worst was when the team was flat.
I don't know if he will make the side round 1 or if he does he will capture his glory days, but I'm confident he can be a lot better player than last year.