With 5 straight losses, I thought it might be appropriate to create a thread about what the Broncos need to do to turn it around.
Boyd can be dropped for Farnsworth / Nui and Milford / Croft can be dropped for Dearden. We do have options within the current playing group, but the coach isn’t trying them...Realistically other than Fifita and Staggs coming back we are pretty much stuck with the squad of 20 or so spuds that we have used so far this year so ideas about dropping this player (Boyd/Oates/Milf/Croft) and buying externally will not happen during the 2020 season.
What Seibold should do is go back to ultra basics, they are playing like under 12's so treat them like it. Give them real simple instructions like:
Boyd to make 30 meters from dummy half during the game (give him a reason to look for opportunities to run)Milford 5 runs per halfCroft to earn 2 repeat setsTPJ 2 offloads per half (successful ones)Haas to make 3 dominant tacklesetc.I'm sure they could come up with better examples but some really simple and achievable KPI's broken down into bite size pieces. Langer and the training staff can keep the players updated through the game to keep them motivated so get in Boyd's ear saying 'you still got 20 meters to go from dummy half Darius, look for the opportunity'...
I fear this recent crutch of 'we always thought it would take 2-3 years' and 'we have inherited bad contracts' etc is allowing an easy way out and it shows on the field. Regardless of the 17 out there it is the coaches job to get them to play to their potential by playing to and focusing on their strengths. We all know that Boyd is not going to break tackles and run 90 meters to score try's but he is showing some decent defending at times, encourage the poor bugger to build on that, get him fired up and become a hitman out wide so people are scared to run at him and take the pressure off him on the attacking side of the game.
Think Seibold is shit scared of making these changes fearing more losses due to more rookies.Boyd can be dropped for Farnsworth / Nui and Milford / Croft can be dropped for Dearden. We do have options within the current playing group, but the coach isn’t trying them...