• Be cool and Register to set your username and display picture get the full features of the site. Talk Bulldogs NRL News, match reviews, live score, ladder, injuries, player signings and team performance.

Opinion Passing from Dummy Half

Family Guy

Kennel Regular
Joined
Jun 29, 2020
Messages
564
Reaction score
517
This has been as issue since 2014. I imagine in a few years time we'll get round to fixing it. It's not a priority at the moment
 

Chris Harding

Steam Powered Dog
Premium Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2004
Messages
6,194
Reaction score
1,992
Shocking no crisp passes all high floaters killed our momentum
It's not just from dummy half; it's a problem in attack, when we have the opportunity for a clean break and certain try - the ball, most of the time, is passed behind, or over the head of an unmarked player. We also have the added complication of players not being able to take a simple pass.

Crisp passing and catching could have won at least another couple of games for us this year. We are so close to being in the winners circle; yet so far due to silly basic mistakes.
 

Headmix

Kennel Regular
Joined
Aug 5, 2016
Messages
306
Reaction score
149
Katoa has problems passing to he’s right... I like it when he runs straight though. Nuggety little fucker
 

bulldogsmyte

Kennel Regular
Joined
Jun 14, 2009
Messages
157
Reaction score
125
Ha great point
Lichaa, JMK, Kotoa, Lewis all have bad passing games. Its amazing they made it to FG with those deficiencies
It must be a legacy criteria to play hooker or half at the Dogs from the Hasler days. Can't pass = automatic Dogs spine player. I'm on the wrong side of 40 and I can still throw better and longer passes than our current halves and thats just using 1 hand, a legacy from playing touch grid iron at high school lunchtime many years ago.
 

Haddaway

Kennel Immortal
Joined
Dec 1, 2014
Messages
6,474
Reaction score
2,556
May sound silly but Katoa looks to have a very nice pass on both sides, but he just can't aim it lol.

JMK is worse anyway. He ALWAYS wastes taxkles by passing to Tolman or Napa trying to barge over.
 

blue & white blood

Kennel Regular
Joined
Mar 18, 2017
Messages
544
Reaction score
312
It must be a legacy criteria to play hooker or half at the Dogs from the Hasler days. Can't pass = automatic Dogs spine player. I'm on the wrong side of 40 and I can still throw better and longer passes than our current halves and thats just using 1 hand, a legacy from playing touch grid iron at high school lunchtime many years ago.
The other thing that's lacking in our team is the lack of support play which we used to be famous for, now on the odd chance that someone makes a break there is no one to give it to, that was a basic thing you learnt when playing comp at school, I hope Barret and the new players coming into the squad can turn this around.
 
Top