it's amazing how being surrounded by defenders can make a forward look average. The number 1 tactic coaches employ to reduce disposal and scoring efficiency is congesting free space and placing pressure on the ball carrier. This requires huge numbers to follow the ball all over the ground. Take a forward line back to 6 forwards on 6 defenders and many 'average' looking forwards would become decent prospects.no rule changes will fix up having 60+ i50 for a return of 60 pts
maybe its as simple as there's a lack of quality forwards (forward lines) in the game? apart from a few teams who can regularly kick 100+ , most forward lines look pretty avg on paper.
Hocking's rules were very minor changes that have limited impact on the play. This was at the behest of footy fans who didnt want major, or even any change. However, scoring is still dropping because the coaches have continued to perfect congestion and pressure plays, therefore reducing scoring even further. Thankfully, close games, better fixturing, and no commonwealth games, have caused an increase in ratings. If this hadn't happen we'd be seeing more drastic rule changes next season.