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That's interesting to think about our attack in that way. When we were looking slick I can remember seeing Brailey do a good job of taking a few steps before passing, then we sometimes had Woods in that distributing forward role going to Chad/SJ, who were good at straightening up the attack and stalling the defensive line. Then quick hands through someone like Moylan/Kennedy for the outside backs to take advantage.
Yeah. On sideline to sideline shifts Brailey would try to hold the defenders, particularly on left to right shifts - but that happened a lot more under Bomber than under Hannay. On shifts from near the posts though when Brailey was at dummy half the Sharks didn't have a player who could do that consistently.

As for the ball out the back, Woods did a little bit of it but he was much better at finding short runners. He'd only get involved in shifts once or twice per game (if at all). Technically it's a role any forward can do, but there are only 6-7 guys in the comp who do it really well. JDB was probably on par with Radley prior to his dramas.

I'm not as up on the intricacies of each role as you, but I guess I just mean to say that first reciever 13 providing quicker shifts to the backline whist going to the line a bit. Freeing up the spine for more creative play/options.
Yep. This is what I am talking about also. Radley takes it way further though. He's not just starting the shifts every now and then; he's playing first receiver as much as (or more than) the bloke wearing 7. If you explained the positions to a Martian who doesn't understand the jersey numbers and then showed him a Roosters game he'd think Radley is the halfback.

McInnes might be good at that role, but he also might not be. In his time at lock so far he has been used in a role closer to Woods than Radley.
 

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McInnes might be good at that role, but he also might not be. In his time at lock so far he has been used in a role closer to Woods than Radley.
Given his time at hooker you'd think he'd be a decent link man, but I'm hoping he's used more like Cam Murray.
 

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Given his time at hooker you'd think he'd be a decent link man, but I'm hoping he's used more like Cam Murray.
I guess my point is that Radley is a unique player. His coach didn’t come to him with an instruction booklet on how a 13 should play. He came up with a way to play based on the fact that he had that player to run it. It’s on Fitz to come up with something for McInnes.
 

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As for the ball out the back, Woods did a little bit of it but he was much better at finding short runners. He'd only get involved in shifts once or twice per game (if at all). Technically it's a role any forward can do, but there are only 6-7 guys in the comp who do it really well. JDB was probably on par with Radley prior to his dramas.

Woods seemed to be able to throw a pretty handy little pass, but way too slow to throw the defence off too much. Those games when I think Chad was out, Woods was a handy hefty half-a-halfback.
 

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Woods seemed to be able to throw a pretty handy little pass, but way too slow to throw the defence off too much. Those games when I think Chad was out, Woods was a handy hefty half-a-halfback.
Yeah agreed. Cowboys game 2020 with Chad suspended was one that comes to mind.
 

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Big difference between tipping on a good pass and being a legit first receiver (pass options, run threat) like Radley is but still if McInnes can be somewhere in the middle of Woods and Radley it will help us a lot.
Closer he gets to Radley the more something like a left/right Moylan/Hynes split with McInnes linking on the long side becomes a threatening halves concept (I guess if you finish most sets in good field position you don't need a decent long kicker?)
 

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Every time I hear Craig talk he grows on me more and more - very impressive …
 

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Every time I hear Craig talk he grows on me more and more - very impressive …
yep, definitely a confidence builder. early days.
lovely comment about ronaldo - I know I've been critical of showboating in players, but he does bring energy to the group for sure.
 

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Liked what he said about Kennedy. Said Kennedy had thanked Tracey for pushing him so hard competing for the 1 jumper. Fitz said the ball dropped with Will and that he realised that hard work pays off and will be back at it this pre-season.
 
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Liked what he said about Kennedy. Said Kennedy had thanked Tracey for pushing him so hard competing for the 1 jumper. Fitz said the ball dropped with Will and that he realised that hard work and it back at it this pre-season.
Hopefully Trindall will have the same to say about Moylan
 

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Hopefully Trindall will have the same to say about Moylan
Pretty sure Trindall has done anything and everything he could for us so far - I would rather the situation be swapped and hear Moylan say the penny has dropped
 

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Pretty sure Trindall has done anything and everything he could for us so far - I would rather the situation be swapped and hear Moylan say the penny has dropped
Like spending time during his break and his own money to work with a sprint coach to try and correct his technique to reduce injury?
Possibly also says something that he survived the Dugan, SJ, Woods cull
 
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Pretty sure Trindall has done anything and everything he could for us so far - I would rather the situation be swapped and hear Moylan say the penny has dropped
Haha what?

You mean you think it hasn’t dropped for Moylan?
 
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