I dont see Shaun Johnson making any difference, if not less impact than both Green and Lino as similar halves, because Hiku is at FB. UNLESSS SK has finally started unleashing an Offensive playbook and Shaun Johnson has players in motion to work with, reverse angles, dummy runs (not Hiku because he runs into players and costs us tries). Because our Attack is soooo stagnant now due to relying on 6 going to hiku to Fusitua for the overlap, or Lino/Green up and under for Fusitua. Or Lino/Green with a forward busting onto the try line with a short ball. Our offense is so 1 dimensional even Manly have it covered.
The only difference is if Shaun Johnson decides to run the ball, which I hope he does. But thats not going to carry us either. We need some structured offense for the rest of the season to increase our overall attack which is piss poor on the ladder.
SOOOO many quality backs that can step off an offload which we lead the comp in, yet its always to a stagnant player, not Ken running at 50Kph. We need to back up Luke, Harris etc, our known offloaders, consistently.
Ken, Beale, Johnson, Fusitua, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Harris, can all step any player and create broken field play with somebody to offload to.
Im all for Green playing game management, but we need more offense in that game management. SK needs to unlease them and stop holding them back for the sake of completions. We get it, complete your SETS. But with offense we have a weakened defense because the other team is on our try line. We need to be getting down their end and staying there. PERIOD.
Select Beale and move Hiku to wing, Fusitua to FB you goose.