There is absolutely a need for it sometimes. I think CNK just became a bit "gun shy" at times about submitting too early/too often or copping a few pastings and it almost became pre-emptive- you started to see him sitting down to catch the ball/falling over as he caught it fairly regularly.gangrenous wrote: ↑January 19, 2021, 11:46 am I think you overstate how much of a problem this is. There is a time and place for it.
Plenty of more attacking fullbacks will attack and straight spill the ball often handing a prime attacking set on the goal line to the opposition.
Under pressure CNK makes more metres because he goes straight down instead of being drilled backwards (as we saw for the rookie who got put back in goal twice from memory).
In the scheme of things it's fairly minor but it is probably fairly easily rectified by working the bad habit out over the pre-season and being focused on being aware of when the opportunities to stand tall, catch and run and return positively are vs when there actually is real pressure on and the need to catch or get low.