OPINION who would you pick as the next Broncos number 7?

Who do you think will be Reynolds replacement as our next Halfback?

  • Sam Walker

    Votes: 10 20.0%
  • Lachlan Lam

    Votes: 10 20.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 33 66.0%

  • Total voters
    50
Mustafur

Mustafur

State of Origin Captain
Contributor
Jun 13, 2019
9,445
13,708
This is obviously a future pick either 2025 or beyond but I give two options who standout at current.

There is only two right now that stand out and it could be more but honestly at this stage right now this is what I see it coming down to.

if it's neither it's either a placeholder or a talent that has came from nowhere, but these two are most likely I see as our future as of now that I'm aware of.
 
BroncsFan

BroncsFan

International Captain
Contributor
Jul 28, 2016
21,507
31,603
We have decent kickers in our 1 and 9 now too though. But yes, Reynolds kicking game has helped
tremendously in a few games this year.
I'm just scarred from the mediocre kicking games we had between Lockyer's retirement in 2011 and Reynolds arrival in 2022.

A decade of nothing bombs to the 20m

Tired Fed Up GIF by Apple TV+
 
mrtij

mrtij

NYC Player
Sep 14, 2021
165
313
I'm just scarred from the mediocre kicking games we had between Lockyer's retirement in 2011 and Reynolds arrival in 2022.

A decade of nothing bombs to the 20m

Tired Fed Up GIF by Apple TV+
I remember when Reyno first played in 2022, and how good it felt to just have bombs not getting caught in goal etc.

Even when Madden has played this year I didn’t think he had much variety in his kicking game. Just seemed the only option he had was end over end bomb to the corner. Hopefully he can improve on that in the next couple of years.
 
McHunt

McHunt

International Rep
Contributor
Aug 25, 2018
16,882
29,569
I'm ruling out Walker. There's only two ways we get him: the Roosters don't want him; or we break the bank. We don't want him if he's not good enough for the Roosters. And while Mam and Walsh are on our books, we can't afford to win a bidding war.

In my opinion, great halfbacks are born, not coached. Yet, even the freaks still take at least a couple of years in the NRL before they're capable of leading a team to win a premiership.

Because of our cap strain, we either have to arbitrage another undervalued veteran like Reynolds or we have to blood a junior. Most likely the latter.

Whoever is to succeed Reynolds needs to be on our books now and training with the renegades. We don't have much time.
 
Big Del

Big Del

NRL Captain
Apr 22, 2017
4,702
5,518
I'm ruling out Walker. There's only two ways we get him: the Roosters don't want him; or we break the bank. We don't want him if he's not good enough for the Roosters. And while Mam and Walsh are on our books, we can't afford to win a bidding war.

In my opinion, great halfbacks are born, not coached. Yet, even the freaks still take at least a couple of years in the NRL before they're capable of leading a team to win a premiership.

Because of our cap strain, we either have to arbitrage another undervalued veteran like Reynolds or we have to blood a junior. Most likely the latter.

Whoever is to succeed Reynolds needs to be on our books now and training with the renegades. We don't have much time.

Illias is an example of what you are talkin about .
Needs time to grow into the job . Unfortunately the pressure to win every week is always there .
I think Cody Walker may play 7 and Wighton 6 this season .
 
McHunt

McHunt

International Rep
Contributor
Aug 25, 2018
16,882
29,569
Illias is an example of what you are talkin about .
Needs time to grow into the job . Unfortunately the pressure to win every week is always there .
I think Cody Walker may play 7 and Wighton 6 this season .
Jahrome Hughes is another.
 
L

Lockysillegitimatechild

State of Origin Rep
Apr 10, 2015
5,418
10,442
I'm ruling out Walker. There's only two ways we get him: the Roosters don't want him; or we break the bank. We don't want him if he's not good enough for the Roosters. And while Mam and Walsh are on our books, we can't afford to win a bidding war.

In my opinion, great halfbacks are born, not coached. Yet, even the freaks still take at least a couple of years in the NRL before they're capable of leading a team to win a premiership.

Because of our cap strain, we either have to arbitrage another undervalued veteran like Reynolds or we have to blood a junior. Most likely the latter.

Whoever is to succeed Reynolds needs to be on our books now and training with the renegades. We don't have much time.
Agreed with walker.

Madden will do a job but the 1, 6 and 9 will need to take over a lot more then they currently do and they are best placed at the moment injecting themselves like they are.

I would have loved if we got jamal fogarty for 1 or 2 years while black or whoever grows into it but that ship has sailed. Would be resonably cheap, but what we need.

I don't mind madden and think any other would be a sideways, and more expensive, move but with less team connections that he will build up. I think he will get better for sure.
 
winslow_wong

winslow_wong

International Captain
May 27, 2013
22,776
21,644
I'm just scarred from the mediocre kicking games we had between Lockyer's retirement in 2011 and Reynolds arrival in 2022.

A decade of nothing bombs to the 20m

Tired Fed Up GIF by Apple TV+
Milford 2018 was good 😅
 
Nashy

Nashy

Immortal
Senior Staff
Mar 5, 2008
52,933
32,717
Sam Walker. But I don't think it happens.
 
I bleed Maroon

I bleed Maroon

International Rep
Apr 17, 2013
15,429
19,593
Honestly, I have no clue, and that's what scares me.

Sadly I think Madden has "mediocre journeyman" written all over him, Walker would be nice but I don't think the Sombreros will be doing us any favors, and Lachlan Lam SEEMS to be a talent but is largely unproven.

Tom Dearden would also be nice but I think he has more or less thrown whatever loyalty he felt to the Broncos in the trash. So I guess Lachlan Lam? On potential alone? But damn if that isn't anxiety inducing.
 
Santa

Santa

State of Origin Rep
Contributor
Jun 30, 2020
6,162
11,805
Besides Cleary, all the good halfbacks lately seem to hit their peak in their late 20's, that's why I still have hope for Madden. If he has the drive, with Reynolds coaching him and our other guns around him he could be a decent/great 7.

I thought he played his role well in this game.

 

Unread

Active Now

  • GCBRONCO
  • TwoLeftFeet
  • KateBroncos1812
  • broncos4life
  • Jedhead
  • Wolfie
  • Painin the Haas
  • Manofoneway
  • BroncosAlways
  • Behold
  • Brotherdu
  • azza.79
  • Bucking Beads
  • Gaz
  • Tim K
  • Harry Sack
  • Broncorob
  • Santa
  • Dash
  • Lostboy
... and 7 more.
Top
  AdBlock Message
Please consider adding BHQ to your Adblock Whitelist. We do our best to make sure it doesn't affect your experience on the website, and the funds help us pay server and software costs.