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.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.
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.
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.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.
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.