I just love the knee-jerk reactions to be honest. In truth, I'm loyal to James like a brother from another mother. And, I reserve making a holistic judgement on Seymour because frankly over 100 games that would EASILY be his worst performance for passing.
In terms of the comment that we've gone backwards since Isaac's injury, my opinion is you can trace that comment further back when James and Brett started to form a very nice partnership in the middle part of the season, albeit for 2 or 3 games, before injury struck again. I thought they looked the goods as a partnership earlier in the season, and continue to get my backing for the rest of the season with Isaac, and frankly, Shaun Johnson's D still being as soft as a marshmallow.
I'm willing to chalk maloney's performance up to being a one off and Seymour's due to a lack of footy played, fact is we were going better with John. Could be a coincidence, could be a fact. Who knows?
I think we'll get a really good idea of how they're going in the next game against the sharks. Seymour started showing signs of life towards the end, the try he scored was pretty damn nice.
Agree about Johnson's defense. Maybe when he comes into first grade, give him a "minder" in D, ala Carroll and Lockyer?