Serious Question - can Woods raise his running speed above jogging pace?

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Re: Serious Question - can Woods raise his running speed above jogging pace?

Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 20 May, 2017 2:09 am

Just watching him tonight, I have no idea how he can even look at himself in the mirror. No class, no character, no backbone.


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Post by LCA » Sat 20 May, 2017 6:24 am

stevied wrote:
Fri 19 May, 2017 10:21 pm
But tonight was typical. He just doesn't run the ball hard enough for a leader of the pack and my question is - is he able to run fast ever, at all?? He has to be the slowest running forward in the game.

Plus I don't like him at all after his selfish and brainless contract shenanigans, ha ha! Good luck to the Bulldogs paying 900k. Laughable really.
Woods never has run it up at speed. He lopes and jogs and pretends. I imagine Hasler will work on that with him, assuming he is willing and able to learn anything.

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Post by stevied » Sat 20 May, 2017 6:25 am

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Fri 19 May, 2017 11:10 pm
I turned on him years ago... but i didnt recognise it myself first, I was told from those in the roosters system that video identified that it was best to concede tackles and hold him up. It allow the D line to set and it forfeits his run metres as we would need another pig to try and find a quick ptb to get set running. The person even joked he was so one dimensional that you would give him 15m a set and he would cost you 100's of metres a game.

I know it was brought to his attention by Taylor, but it never seemed to hit home. Best player loss in our history...
I've been saying exactly this for years. People get blinded by the stats.

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Post by stevied » Sat 20 May, 2017 6:27 am

LCA wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 6:24 am
stevied wrote:
Fri 19 May, 2017 10:21 pm
But tonight was typical. He just doesn't run the ball hard enough for a leader of the pack and my question is - is he able to run fast ever, at all?? He has to be the slowest running forward in the game.

Plus I don't like him at all after his selfish and brainless contract shenanigans, ha ha! Good luck to the Bulldogs paying 900k. Laughable really.
Woods never has run it up at speed. He lopes and jogs and pretends. I imagine Hasler will work on that with him, assuming he is willing and able to learn anything.
Good, someone sort of answered the question.....So does anyone think that Woods can actually bend his back and run hard and straight on full throttle or is what we're seeing full throttle??

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Sat 20 May, 2017 7:26 am

stevied wrote:
Fri 19 May, 2017 10:12 pm
I don't know whether you guys have asked yourself the same question but do you think Woods is actually able to raise his running speed above jogging pace? I know I'll get slammed for being a constant critic, but, to me this guy is the most overrated prop in the game. Jogs to the line, gets caught in an upper body wrestle and eventually plays it 5 minutes later. Does he ever and I mean ever....bend the line with hard running then play the ball quickly?? I love someone's metaphor on the live thread. He reminds you of an elephant slowly sinking to the ground after being hit by a tranquilizer slug. Hilarious!

Can't wait to see our new, REAL, prop, Russell Packer smash it up next year.
I agree with your whole post, but he's still better than anyone else that we have


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Post by stevied » Sat 20 May, 2017 7:58 am

Yep, and it's a sorry state of affairs....

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Post by eyewonder » Sat 20 May, 2017 8:07 am

dont know about increase in leg speed but i thought he tried hard.
perhaps he turns his back in the hope someone might be there for an off load.
i think his onfield performances have been okay-

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Post by Muffstar » Sat 20 May, 2017 8:11 am

I thought Woods went ok last night.

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Post by barra » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:13 am

Only occasionally. And never when returning from a hammie with SOO looming!

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:20 am

He was OK last night, he runs for offloads. There were a few opportunities for a good offload last night but he had no one backing him up.

We loose every forward battle cant really pin it on one player.

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Post by tigerap » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:22 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 2:09 am
Just watching him tonight, I have no idea how he can even look at himself in the mirror. No class, no character, no backbone.
No good

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Post by Mac tiger » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:39 am

One trick pony. But we've never had the right type of forwards in the team to compliment Woods. Woods is a meter eater with an occasional quality offload. We've not matching him up with blokes like Blair who have speed, run some angles and get a quick ptb. No punch in the backrow either.

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Post by Snake » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:41 am

How many games before he is gone :righton:

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Post by Harvey » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:44 am

I will bet he aggravates his injury in origin (despite playing the full game) and sits out round 13

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Post by jirskyr » Sat 20 May, 2017 1:39 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 2:09 am
Just watching him tonight, I have no idea how he can even look at himself in the mirror. No class, no character, no backbone.
Really? First 30 mins straight after being out for a hamstring injury? Woodsie made more metres than any forward on the paddock, in a thoroughly beaten side.

I don't care where you come from or your ideas on coaching strategies, if a bloke makes the top metres every week, he's doing a job. The problem for Woods has always been lack of support - Jesse Sue made 45 metres.

Different props have different skillsets, the point is to have a pack where each individual's skill compliments the others. We do not have that, we have Woods, then daylight, then Ava, then more daylight.

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Post by jirskyr » Sat 20 May, 2017 1:40 pm

Also in terms of his top speed, nope it's plod. But in saying that Ben Matulino was put in the clear by Foran last night and he needed a rest stop to reach the tryline, it looked like he was running in quicksand.

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