I'm with you, Pearce isn't the answer for us.Pearce is too slow now, he killed the newcastle attack on the weekend. Ponga needs it first off the ruck not out the fukn back.
Taylor is a 6, he doesnt handle the pressure of a 7.
IMO none of the above are better than Averillo or have a higher ceiling than Averillo.
I'd have Shaun Johnson and Pearce ahead and maybe Fogarty on par. He's on close to 850k next year, any club looking to take him on would need to pick up a big chunk of that.
For halfbacks:Hunt, Johnson, Pearce(a bit better)but you have a point after that is maybe around 10th "best" but still wouldn't entertain any of these.Taylor isn't the right fit even if he was good enough.
Especially if he signs a one year deal. It's more of a prove it season for him. Just keep him away from the pokies. Ensure he finds a proper hobby.Taylor might handle the pressure better being on 300,000 rather than the pressure of being on 1,000,000
Better than what we have
Id even have Sam walker and Brandon Trindall in front of brooks1. Cleary
S. Walker behind Lam and Hutchison atm so hard to place him. On potential (and shown a fair bit this year to be fair) S. Walker's around Moses. I probably wouldn't take anyone under Fogarty to replace Averillo at halfback either which basically means we can't get a better option all things considered.