At the moment, it seems nothing the Brisbane Broncos can do is right.
The once-proud club is being hammered from all directions after six straight losses and they seem to be all out of ideas.
Administrators fronted the media earlier this morning with the answers largely deemed unsatisfactory weeks after the players were criticised for not facing the music while coach Anthony Seibold is facing renewed waves of pressure after the side’s latest loss.
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Former legends have been outspoken in their criticism over the weeks and have been again as the rugby league world searches for an answer to the club’s woes.
Speaking on Triple M Rocks Footy, Fox Sports journalist James Hooper even suggested that Warriors halfback Blake Green, who orchestrated the side’s win over Brisbane on Saturday, could be moved on to the Broncos.
Paul Kent said Green could be what the Broncos need, saying “the irony of all that”.Source:Getty Images
It comes after the Warriors owner Mark Robinson said he was planning to part ways with Green and Gerard Beale at seasons end because they’re managed by controversial player manager Isaac Moses.
Green was heavily praised for his performance and professionalism after he said the decision “irritated me a little bit but the club’s made a decision and I can’t do anything about that, so I’ll just keep playing my role in the footy team and do as best I can”.
On Sunday Night with Matty Johns, Johns suggested that several teams could do with Green if he was to leave the Warriors before the end of the season with seemingly no future at his current club.
Brisbane great Gorden Tallis, who has been incredibly outspoken through the club’s issues took another swing at the club’s recruitment on Triple M on Sunday.
He said “This is a man’s game”, slamming the youth strategy the side have gone with and saying several jobs should be on the line.
“If I was at the club and I couldn’t do my job, I would walk away,” Tallis said. “When I was at the club and I hurt my neck and I knew I couldn’t play the same, I told Wayne Bennett I wanted to retire.
“He talked me out of it because he said the young kids just needed to have me around training and to run on the field and see me in the dressing room to get them through the next period. So I stayed there when I wasn’t at my best. But it doesn’t look like any of that.
Payne Haas was huge for the Broncos despite the loss.Source:Getty Images
“If I was Darren Lockyer and I got the club into this position. If I was Paul White and I got the club into this position. If I was Anthony Seibold and I got the club into this position, I would walk away. I would walk away because I don’t like losing and I don’t think that they have the answers.
“They keep on coming out and saying the same things, but if nothing changes then nothing changes.”
Queensland great Billy Moore said Seibold will have to go if the Broncos can’t get past the Canterbury Bulldogs.
While Moore said some of their losses were acceptable when you come up against the big guns in the competition, it was clear it’s not that they lost but how they lost.
Broncos CEO Paul White fronted the media.Source:News Corp Australia
“You can’t lose to those four sides and consider yourselves the Brisbane Broncos,” Moore said.
“I do believe it’s multiple factors.It has something to do with the coach. When he came into the Broncos job, he’d just won coach of the year with Souths, did a wonderful job, jumped into the role and he always wanted to coach the Broncos — he got his dream. But he was a young coach, very technically savvy and I just wonder if the roster at Souths could buy into his systems and process and I think maybe this squad tat the Broncos is too young and too naive and don’t quite understand.
“I believe their rosters is disgracefully imbalanced and I’ll lay that partly at Wayne Bennett’s feet — we cannot exonerate him completely — but apportion blame at those who have been at the desk longer than Wayne, Peter Nolan and even the great Darren Lockyer have fingerprints on this, have to take responsibility for the imbalance in the roster.”
He said the glut of young power forwards have led to older players like Isaac Luke and Ben Te’o brought in, something Moore said smells of “bandaiding and panicking rather than strategy”.
Brodie Croft shows just how much the loss hurts.Source:Supplied
Speaking on Fox League’s Big League Wrap, former Broncos skipper Justin Hodges said the side aren’t competing on ever play and suggested a radical call could be on the cards.
“I remember back in 2006, Wayne Bennett dropped Brad Thorn back to reserve grade and that gave us all a kick in the butt thinking ‘if he can drop Brad Thorn then he can drop anybody,” he said. “I think that’s where he needs to go.
“I think he needs to make hard calls because at the moment it’s just not working. Maybe they need some young guys in there who are willing to have a go or just try something different because what’s happening at the moment isn’t working so he’s just got to try and find some solutions there.”
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