Disrepecting possession and opposition, overplaying our hand. We give Titans the lion’s share of 20-40 min possession, overtake them in the tackle count, let in a loose try. Maybe we can regroup for second half.
Nope! 2nd half and we are busted, those extra tackles have hurt and Titans are suddenly finding gaps everywhere. They fail to give us back any cheap ball, we give them back ball, and it’s like a burst dam.
We sort of knew this game was coming, we know this type of play is not gone from the team.
Not interested in excuses like short turn-around or that teams like Broncos also got beat. I’m not unhappy we lost, I’m unhappy in the manner in which we lost, the team just went AWOL for 20 minutes.
This team can run in tries apparently with ease; after 10 minutes I was wondering if it was going to be a cakewalk, and the last 5 minutes appeared the same. But when Titans stuck it to us, we fell apart completely.
I am quite wary of now 3 middle-game capitulations in a row, opening up early leads that the opposition swallow up. Warriors and Manly let us get too many points on them, such that we were able to outlast them.
Titans slid well and our execution was off, and 10 points was not enough of a lead when that dip came.