Tedesco primed for a big one?



  • Probably an unpopular opinion but I think Tedesco isn’t playing at his very best lately since after Origin to be specific. In order for us to win I think Tedesco needs to have a big one if he plays the way we all know he can play than I reckon we’ve got this.

    He hasn’t been playing badly, he’s playing well but he’s been quiet these last few weeks and could play a lot better than what he is playing now.

    I hope he comes out and cracks the Cowboys defence in shreds.

    Anyone agree though with the Tedesco analysis that he’s been quiet?



  • apart from the panthers game i think he’s been down since he came back from his shoulder injury. apparently he got a knock to his knee in the round 4 game against parra that worried him for a number of weeks, wouldnt surprise me if it still hadnt healed properly.



  • @teddy23:

    Probably an unpopular opinion but I think Tedesco isn’t playing at his very best lately since after Origin to be specific. In order for us to win I think Tedesco needs to have a big one if he plays the way we all know he can play than I reckon we’ve got this.

    He hasn’t been playing badly, he’s playing well but he’s been quiet these last few weeks and could play a lot better than what he is playing now.

    I hope he comes out and cracks the Cowboys defence in shreds.

    Anyone agree though with the Tedesco analysis that he’s been quiet?

    Yes.



  • I agree. Hasn’t been setting the world on fire. You have to cut him some slack though. He carried the team for the first half of the yr, he can’t play like Superman every week. The thing that’s worried me a little is his pace seems to be down. Got run down at the end of Origin 3, then was run down by Nightingale 2 weeks ago.



  • The mole said after he got run down by Nightingale that he is playing injured.



  • A quiet game from teddy compares with a good game from most of the other fullbacks in the comp imo. Don’t think I’ve seen him have a bad game.

    He can’t be the man every single week it’s impossible.

    He has never been that quick over long distances either he says that himself


  • Banned

    He is either injured, not in top form or he has lost some speed. He is still though a really good player despite that.

    I’d love to see him have a big game.



  • @stevetiger:

    He is either injured, not in top form or he has lost some speed. He is still though a really good player despite that.

    I’d love to see him have a big game.

    to me he seams to be a bit slower… one thing i hate is when everyone says he got run down by cronk and whoever else as they were in front of him and teddy was clearly running faster than them



  • He requires off season surgery.


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    @willow:

    He requires off season surgery.

    Tedesco will delay surgery if selected in the Four Nations squad…



  • Not concerned about him getting run down, he’s quite open about his long distance speed lacking and it’s always easier to run without the ball. He’s still safe as a house under the high ball though and one of our best, most consistent players.
    I would agree that he’s been down, though that’d be in part due to our unreasonably high expectations of his potential and possibly to do with him playing injured. He seems to have taken the wrong options a few times on the back of sweep plays out the back lately too (especially since Origin).

    The bloke’s our best by far though and as Marzie said, a sub-standard Teddy is still an above-par almost anyone else. After all he’s sacrificed for the club (money, injury, having to pass to Milone, Lovett & Rankin) I’m more than happy to cut him as much slack as he wants.



  • @GNR4LIFE:

    I agree. Hasn’t been setting the world on fire. You have to cut him some slack though. He carried the team for the first half of the yr, he can’t play like Superman every week. The thing that’s worried me a little is his pace seems to be down. Got run down at the end of Origin 3, then was run down by Nightingale 2 weeks ago.

    He is not quick over a long distance.

    However GNR, both times he was “run down” it was by players coming across field - not by players coming from behind him. Wouldn’t worry too much, especially in light of being inconvenienced by injury as well.



  • @Geo.:

    @willow:

    He requires off season surgery.

    Tedesco will delay surgery if selected in the Four Nations squad…

    The surgery if only for his nose thanks to those queensland thugs.



  • Our chances definitely drop if it’s going to be a wet track. Please don’t rain.



  • I think his running style and lines he runs are better suited to daytime footy. Was it the Saints or Parra game he lost his footing when in attack. Teams are also much more aware of him and keep a close guard on him



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