Its Time to Rise
Great article on Cam Smith as well. He obviously wishes Jordie McLean was staying and Molly is mad.https://www.playersvoice.com.au/cameron ... IfKlMQc.97
Also an amazing article about what makes the Storm different. Brilliant by Cam here.https://www.playersvoice.com.au/cameron ... MCqBU3V.97
Josh Addo-Carr joined the Storm from the Tigers in the off-season. He scored six tries in nine games last year and celebrated all of them, shall we say, enthusiastically.
When he arrived in Melbourne, one of our assistant coaches took him aside and showed him video of one of those 2016 tries.
‘Why did you do that after you scored?’ the coach asked.
‘I was happy with what I’d done and I wanted to celebrate,’ Josh replied.
The assistant coach showed Josh video of a try the Storm had scored.
‘What’s the difference here?’ the coach asked.
‘The guy went straight back to his teammates after he scored and gave them a hug,’ Josh said.
The coach responded: ‘That’s the way we do things at the Storm. It’s not about the individual. The only reason you scored that try was because of the work done on the inside by your teammates. That’s how we go about it here.’
Josh has been unbelievable this season. He has scored 20 tries in 25 games for the Storm and been one of the reasons we find ourselves in the second last week of the season playing against the Broncos on Friday, fighting for a spot in the Grand Final.
I haven’t seen him roll-out one of those big solo celebrations after any of those 20 tries in 2017.
He scores, he turns around and looks for the teammates who helped him get across the line and he hugs them, or pats them on the back, or gives them a high five.
It’s a small transition, just a tweak of attitude. But for a young guy coming from a different club into our organisation, it shows that we do things a little bit differently here.