Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

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Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

Post by dubby » June 15, 2019, 8:11 am

kiwi raider wrote:
rayden83 wrote:
June 15, 2019, 1:25 am
Sorry but Wighton isn’t fit to clean Campese’s boots


From memory even Campeses's two good years were inconsistent, I'm fairly certain both seasons we were rubbish for the first half of the year before coming home with a wet sail, Campese probably had no more than about two 10 week periods of football his entire career where you could call him a top level half, post injury when he became a halfback because he could no longer run and play his natural game as a 5/8 he was very very ordinary
Have to agree with this.

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Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

Post by The Rickman » June 15, 2019, 8:12 am

edwahu wrote:Here's Austins average of passes to runs
2015 1.8
2016 3.0
2017 2.4
2018 1.7

and for all 5/8ths
2015 3.9
2016 3.6
2017 3.5
2018 4.1

and for Maloney, who I would probably call a pass first player
2015 2.6
2016 3.9
2017 3.4
2018 3.8

So in summary, Austin was a **** defender.
So the ONLY year Austin played finals football with the Raiders was the year he passed the most in comparison to running? Interesting

Sure puts the narrative to bed that in the last few years he started to pass more and that affected his game, doesn’t it. If anything the exact opposite is true, the last two seasons he regressed to his former self, and the team failed to make the finals. But what would I know, I lack a basic understanding of the game apparently
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Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

Post by Dr Zaius » June 15, 2019, 8:15 am

Campo was extraordinary when in form, but that run of form that Hayne had was absolutely unbelievable. Campo regularly bear defenders but Hayne was beating whole teams.

Jack is no where near either of them.
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Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

Post by edwahu » June 15, 2019, 8:35 am

Before 2008 Campo was in and out of first grade but he always played well.

2008 Campo was solid all year but he was the second fiddle until Carney left. Then he was unstoppable.

He started 2009 like he finished 2008 and was never terrible, but that side was absolute dross.

2010 he was consistently good to great. After that he was done.

The one trait Campo had that almost no other spine player since Schiff had for us is that he played his best against the best.

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Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

Post by edwahu » June 15, 2019, 8:37 am

The Rickman wrote:
June 15, 2019, 8:12 am
edwahu wrote:Here's Austins average of passes to runs
2015 1.8
2016 3.0
2017 2.4
2018 1.7

and for all 5/8ths
2015 3.9
2016 3.6
2017 3.5
2018 4.1

and for Maloney, who I would probably call a pass first player
2015 2.6
2016 3.9
2017 3.4
2018 3.8

So in summary, Austin was a **** defender.
So the ONLY year Austin played finals football with the Raiders was the year he passed the most in comparison to running? Interesting

Sure puts the narrative to bed that in the last few years he started to pass more and that affected his game, doesn’t it. If anything the exact opposite is true, the last two seasons he regressed to his former self, and the team failed to make the finals. But what would I know, I lack a basic understanding of the game apparently
He did definitely increase his passing from 2015 to 2016 but never to the point he was "pass first" compared to the average 5/8th. So you're probably both kinda right.

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