Here are a few of the many impressive coaching feats over the past two years that other clubs coaches have managed to do, while our coach has taken our talent filled roster nowhere.
Ricky Stuart - Took a club going nowhere, added rejects like Rapana, Leilua, Austin (lol) and a bunch of English nobodies (Hodgson) and turned them into a tough side that can match it with anybody. Specifically turned long term nobodies Rapana and Leilua into the most dangerous edge in the NRL
Paul McGregor - Dragons were locks for the spoon. Well they just took down the defending premiers!
Shane Flanagan - Speaking of which, weren’t the Sharks going to fold a couple of seasons ago? What was that about half the side banned for being drug cheats including the coach? Never mind, premiers within a season of that. In the process took precocious talents like Jack Bird, Wade Graham, Val Holmes and mixed them with good senior players and turned them into bonafide NRL stars.
Neil Henry - Took a Gold Coast Titans side with Anthony Don playing wing to the finals last year. On paper worse roster than ours but he got them playing footy for each other.
Jason Taylor - Took a side with a supposed future Australian halves pairing, best fullback in the game and future NSW captain to within a game of the finals but unfortunately got belted. Then got belted again by the same team. Hasn’t improved the defence at all, but yeah ok we went from 15th to 9th from his first to second year. One wonders how much improvement we may have had with a coach who the players respect.