Watching a replay of the Tigers game, the obvious issues in defence cut deeper....the usual suspects energy & aggression were missing. This again led to a massive roll on through the ruck & as Snake pointed out in another thread, left our outside backs short in defensive numbers & going backwards. This automatically takes away the opportunity to communicate & slide effectively. Here's the kicker.... our contact in the ruck is from the sides ensuring the attackers bend the line 95% of the time & the attacker lands on his front- not his back to WIN the ruck. I realise we have new defensive coaches & new structures take time, but it's elementary to make the tackle in FRONT, not the SIDE. If my 10 year old daughter runs at me & I stand to the side using an arm, she will bend it...this is pure footy logic. Not for 1 moment saying trained pro's who are running the show do not know or train technique...thing is Jake gets it right 99% of the time & is the pup in the pack... technique at this level should need little adjustment....only excuses are 1 - Attitude 2 - New systems In that order Only thing I can think of is they are attempting to attack the ball as the Storm done so effectively in recent seasons, but STOP the players momentum first.