I'm excited, I don't want to get ahead on myself here but imagine if we came out and flogged the Storm round 1.
If we can play the game plan that Seibold likes to play than we will win.I'm excited, I don't want to get ahead on myself here but imagine if we came out and flogged the Storm round 1.
Big time. He would have been perfect to have around purely for motivation and morale. But he still thinks his coaching ways are better than everyone else’s. funny how he always told players it’s better to retire a year early than later yet here he is still chasing glory at near 70 years old.Old school vs New school
Bennett is getting left behind, I think we chose the correct time to part ways with him.
I agree that his theories are exciting but are by no means proven in his field. I think he needs a few seasons to be judged on before it is proven.View attachment 4126
There is a lot of virtue signalling going on here.
Bennett is trying to make the Broncos as a club look bad. He couldn't gain control of the club as he wanted.
The Broncos are a big business listed on the ASX. They couldn't afford to have such psychological instability inside the club.
The era of coaches using mind games and scare tactics is coming to a close.
Seibold is backing his coaching up with proven psychologically healthy methods.
It's been shown that music improves performance and changes the way the brain functions. Playing it on the field during training is out of the box for the NRL, but it's common sense for Seibold and others.
That is just an example, everything he is doing is what is right for the club.
Everyone knows what sort of business the NRL is and how cut throat it can be.
Bennett knows that most of all, he cut half our squad when he became coach the second time around.
Bennett is a great coach but the toxicity level has always been high, it has increased with age.
Players WILL respond to Seibold. That's if they haven't already.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/12/07/steve-renouf-anthony-seibold-can-lead-this-brisbane-broncos-team-to-premiership/Renouf: Seibold can lead this Brisbane team to title
Fri 7 Dec 2018, 06:01 PM
When Wayne Bennett became the first Broncos coach in 1988 he had a five-year plan to win a premiership and he achieved that. Back then he was starting from scratch.
New Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has got to realise he has got a team good enough to win a title in the next couple of years. They should have won it in 2015, but I think this team that Wayne had put together can go really well and give it a shake.
South Sydney is a big club and Seibs was used to pressure there but that will only increase at Brisbane.
I think he will handle it, but the only way the Broncos will keep the naysayers away is by winning and playing good footy.
Seibs says he wants to draw a line in the sand and move on from the turmoil of the past month. I agree it is time.
Plenty of Broncos old boys have been forthright about recent events and why the coaching situation needed to be resolved.
Seibold’s first day at Brisbane
I have also been vocal in my NRL.com columns this year about why Kevin Walters was my pick to be the next Broncos coach.
I was disappointed for Kevvie that he missed out but the decision has been made and we all must support Seibs now that Wayne has left the building.
Seibs was quick to make a positive impact at Souths and I am certain he will move quickly to get the respect of the playing group at the Broncos.
Seibs says he wants to draw a line in the sand and move on ... I agree it is timeA change will be good for the team. What Seibs did at Souths was what they needed, where he turned their attack around. I would like to see a bit more flair and offloading at the Broncos in 2019 and I think the new coach will encourage that.
Corey Oates was right when he said recently that the side's biggest failing in 2018 was a tendency to fall out of games and just go missing. They have struggled to put together a good 80 minutes of footy.
I was at the Broncos with Seibs when he was a young player and I can vouch that he is a good bloke and always had the respect of the players around him. Seibs knows the culture the Broncos was founded on, but in saying that no-one wants to be in Wayne's shadow.
If Kevvie had got the job he would have done things his way and not just continued with the Wayne show. Seibs has been quick to make it clear he will do things his way as well. He has the nous and the confidence to make it happen.
Wayne said the other day that he was happy to be sacked by the Broncos. I'm not so sure he was happy with what happened in the leadup though.
There are a lot of former players at the Broncos that are still filthy about being sacked by Wayne, so now he has become a part of all that himself. How times change. In a way, he has fallen on his sword. He knew it was coming.
No person is bigger than the club at the Broncos but it is rubbish to say that the end to Wayne's career at Brisbane has taken a shine off his record or his legacy.
He has got the greatest record by far of all Broncos coaches or any coach for that matter. He built a club from scratch and won six grand finals at Brisbane. Good luck to Wayne at South Sydney.
We still love Wayne and that is why he had so much support from the premiership-winning players he has coached, but we are all big boys and have to move on.
Now I am putting my full backing behind Seibs. As a Broncos old boy, I want the club to succeed. That will always be the main thing for me.
https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/opinion/broncos-already-adapting-to-the-changes-under-new-coach-anthony-seibold/news-story/e57f2cd6dcf3657d085de25c1c1ef967Broncos already adapting to the changes under new coach Anthony Seibold
From techno music at training sessions, to new coach Anthony Seibold blowing a whistle that his predecessor Wayne Bennett refused to use, the mighty Brisbane Broncos are undergoing an extreme makeover.
New faces. New philosophies. New attitudes. New expectations.
During the past few days, as Seibold shuffles confidently and comfortably into Bennett’s throne, the Broncos suddenly don’t feel like the Broncos anymore.
The fullness of time will determine if that is a good thing.
Seibold can only succeed in his own way. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
Depending on your level of cynicism towards Bennett, the Broncos are either Queensland’s flagship club, flexing their muscle with six premierships and an NRL record $46 million in revenue, or a faded force being crushed by their own hubris and ego.
The challenge for Seibold is to not only deliver Brisbane’s seventh title, and first in 13 years.
It is to redefine who the Broncos are as a club, and what they will stand for under his stewardship.
A former Broncos employee contacted me recently to deliver a fascinating and damning analysis of the club’s evolution in the past few years.
The players will have the chance to define themselves again. (Peter Wallis)
The individual couldn’t wait to get out. Apparently, there were too many “big heads” at Red Hill. There was a purported hierarchical division between the established NRL stars and those on the fringe of first-grade selection.
Nothing toxic, allegedly, but a sufficient chasm for the lesser lights to feel ostracised by Brisbane’s big guns.
Of course, this is only one person’s account, but the moral is this: NRL clubs don’t win premierships without total buy-in, and a collective sense of team.
The fact the Broncos are mired in the worst title drought in their history is telling and will surely resonate with Seibold, who last year attended Harvard University to study a course in Building Effective Teams.
Bennett’s two previous successors, Ivan Henjak and Anthony Griffin, did not greatly tinker with the Broncos DNA built by the super coach.
New ideas, a new direction. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
Seibold, however, is already engineering change. Bennett’s critics will say it is the surgery the Broncos had to have.
Some of the changes are as logistical as they are functional.
Over summer, the Broncos traditionally did pre-season work at Purtell Park, 3.5km from their Red Hill headquarters.
Seibold has axed trips to Purtell, arguing why Broncos players need to travel to an amateur footy ground when they boast a new, state-of-the-art $27 million training facility.
It makes sense.
Other changes are more significant, more spiritual.
Last week, upon his arrival, Seibold called a meeting of the entire Broncos organisation. He announced that there will no longer be player awards in the dressing sheds after full-time.
Instead, Seibold will deliver awards every Tuesday morning at a club BBQ.
Everyone will be invited, from CEO Paul White to development officers to secretaries to the female staffer who compiles annual medical records for Brisbane’s injured players.
Seibold isn’t afraid to challenge the established order. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
The theme is one of inclusiveness. That the Broncos, as equals, can be greater than the sum of their parts.
It would be foolish to trash Bennett’s methodologies — for he is Brisbane’s only premiership coach — but it’s been a long time between drinks for the Broncos and nothing breeds humility like failure.
As a club, Brisbane have to evolve on and off the field. Now that the farcical coaching circus is over, Seibold has the chance to prove he is the change agent that can make the Broncos great again.
Renouf has such passion for the Broncos, love it! Him, Hodges, Langer (although he doesnt make much public comment) and Lockyer are the old boys I have the upmost respect for what they say about the club. Webcke a little bit as well. There are others (Hello Tallis and C Johns) who have sadly diminished their standing at the club due to their alterior motives/resentfullness. Petero also appear to have the best interests of the club at heart. Walters loves the club but I feel like he is obsessed with “appearing” neutral, particularly with origin...
I love this stuff. Success or failure with seibold over the next 5 years I feel it will give us the ability to be the brisbane broncos rather then bennetts broncos. Not saying he didnt or shouldnt have a big say/impact on our current or future identity as a club but rather that the club should have its own identity with the coach a part of/influencing it rather then making it... seibolds willingness to try things for me signals that he warrants the broncos persisting with him for the complete 5 year period despite the results (unless multiple wooden spoons/bottom 4 of course!) just as the club did with bennett (with a far more advanced/rep heavy/premiership-ready roster) from 1988 until the premiership in 1992..
He's a teacher, his strength is knowing each student/player and knowing what they need. It's been shown already- rang McCullough because he knew he might be sensitive to the Cook stories.My only concern is whether he has the foresight to not go 1000 miles an hour at a player like Roberts. I’m sure there are others that require a more gentle touch too, but he’s the one that springs to mind.
I guess the clubs all have welfare departments etc, but if Seibold just goes hard with no feel for the situation, I can see Roberts deteriorating or simply walking out.