At Port he played under a coach with a rigid, over complicated game plan that didn't take into account individual players' strengths. He essentially had the confidence and flair coached out of him. This is why Port will be a preliminary final calibre team at best while Hinkley is in charge.and little things like that is why the players love Shaw.
I’ve gotta come clean.
Watching Port games over the past couple of years I could see why their supporters had Jasper as their whipping boy, he always tried to do too much with the pill and inevitably turned it over, so when we recruited him I cringed a little.
But seeing him every week now and how Shaw (as backline coach) harnessed his skill set from preseason just proves the instructions by the Port coaches actually put him in those failing situations.
If there’s ever a snapshot of how Shaw sees the individual’s skill set needed to fit the team narrative then Jasper is the man - he’s been absolutely brilliant. Shaw is a bloody astute coach!
That’s what happens when McMillan is brought into that back 6. The whole balance gets thrown out.Mismatched the entire game, looked visibly frustrated himself, didn't seem like anything suited him.
Worst game of the year for him and it was more the strategy that caused it, not Pittard himself, he still had a crack.
Pittard at 186 cm and 84kg should never have to play on the 3rd tall 190+ cm, 90+ kg types.We dropped Durdin and had Pittard playing on Stringer lol