Wests Tigers Discussion
Pretty sure we completed highly against the Bulldogs, it doesn't do you much good if you hold the pill but never threaten the oppositions line.
But of course completions are vital.
Yes sustainable in terms of continuing to lead the missed tackles but still be a semi final and premiership contender.jirskyr wrote: ↑Wed 22 Aug, 2018 11:27 amWhat does "sustainable" mean? Obviously it is a sustainable strategy because we are 2 rounds from the end of the season and still 3rd-best defence, and we've been around that mark all season.TIGER wrote: ↑Wed 22 Aug, 2018 10:23 amIt's great that we're covering our missed tackles and our points conceded isn't drastically effected by the amount missed but can we keep this up and be a contender?
Is this a symptom of our defensive style and was this defensive style put in place cover our defensive deficiencies?
Is this style sustainable long-term, can we keep leading in missed tackles while continuing to reduce our points conceded and increase our points scored?
Because we'll have to do both in the future if we're going to play semi finals football.
Does it mean sustainable in terms of making the finals? Hard to say at this time, we've only employed the strategy for one season. Certainly the Panthers and Warriors are comfortably in finals contention and they also have large missed tackle counts - so large missed tackles isn't necessarily an indicator of missing finals.
And in fact if we had a Maloney, a Kikau, an RTS, a Shaun Johnson then we might be a superior attacking team - that might be the main difference between our sides.
So far we've discovered that it's good if you want to finish just outside the 8, but so was our old style.
It's an odd one, I wonder if we'd finish the 3rd best defensive side if we didn't lead the missed tackles?
For some reason teams like Melbourne could be the no 1 defensive side one year and make the top 4, then the next year be no 8 and still make it.
Yet we're no 3 and we're finishing outside the 8 again,