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Re: Josh Hodgson

Post by edwahu » April 17, 2019, 6:58 pm

papabear wrote:
April 17, 2019, 3:48 pm
I agree that defending isn’t what he is paid the big bucks for.

The problem for me is I think better sides then parra might get more success out of working him over to blunt his attack and pick up points.

And since his lateral movement in defence is to **** you can’t really hide him on the edges.

If he improved his hit a bit so teams didn’t target him so much I think the rest of his game would really improve opening everything else up for us.
Why is it a problem for you when he has carved up some of the best defending sides in the comp before? and when his defense has never been an issue and still isn't?

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Re: Josh Hodgson

Post by The Rickman » April 18, 2019, 10:50 am

edwahu wrote:
April 17, 2019, 6:58 pm
papabear wrote:
April 17, 2019, 3:48 pm
I agree that defending isn’t what he is paid the big bucks for.

The problem for me is I think better sides then parra might get more success out of working him over to blunt his attack and pick up points.

And since his lateral movement in defence is to **** you can’t really hide him on the edges.

If he improved his hit a bit so teams didn’t target him so much I think the rest of his game would really improve opening everything else up for us.
Why is it a problem for you when he has carved up some of the best defending sides in the comp before? and when his defense has never been an issue and still isn't?
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Re: Josh Hodgson

Post by Northern Raider » April 18, 2019, 11:27 am

edwahu wrote:
April 17, 2019, 6:58 pm
papabear wrote:
April 17, 2019, 3:48 pm
I agree that defending isn’t what he is paid the big bucks for.

The problem for me is I think better sides then parra might get more success out of working him over to blunt his attack and pick up points.

And since his lateral movement in defence is to **** you can’t really hide him on the edges.

If he improved his hit a bit so teams didn’t target him so much I think the rest of his game would really improve opening everything else up for us.
Why is it a problem for you when he has carved up some of the best defending sides in the comp before? and when his defense has never been an issue and still isn't?
I don't think there's any sort of game plan to work over a hooker defensively. You cannot isolate somebody in the middle the same way you can with a half on the edge. Raiders worked the middle against the Eels. Not because they were targeting Mahoney. It was to tire out their big forwards.
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