Just heard on ABC Grandstand some telling statistics regarding Manly.. We were the 3rd best team in 2011 in terms of tackle completions. So far this season we are the 3rd worst... Choc is the worst offender, missing on average 4 tackles a game. Matai follows him with an average of 3.5 missed tackles per game. Also, in terms of metres gained, we are down by 130 metres per game while at the same time, we're conceding - on average - 90 more metres per game from last season. Grand Final hang-over or the sign of things to come, post-Des? Sorry for bringing this up now after that fantastic win on Friday... but I just thought I'd share what I heard on the radio.