I think Green is a genuine Aussie pro who calls it as he sees it. He was asked the question as to why we didn't perform and his opinion was the answer. I didn't interpret it as they were NOT training, they just were not putting in the little extra that makes the mental difference.
I would still want to know if his opinion was realised upon reflection, or if known during the season, how was it addressed. I would expect the leadership group and coaching staff to want to know the answer to that too.
I don't think any Aussie wants to tackle Paasi, or be tackled by him. However they sure know to watch for when he loses intensity and then run at him because they know he will do it for sure. They also know that he plays the ball slow and occasionally loses intensity on the hitup, and they just wait for it.
Agnatius and Bunty both suffered from a badly balanced squad though. They both had great moments this year, and both struggled at times too. Add another front row option with an engine similar to Leeson's and our form up front should markedly improve. It looks like the football department are aware of this though and are trying to make the right recruit.