blazza18 wrote:Kasiano is playing so bad this year. He's playing 30 minutes a game and basically been a huge negative.
Craig and the coaching staff have a lot to work on.
I haven't seen a whole heap of Kasiano this year but just my thoughts;
- His minutes are dictated by the starting props at Canterbury who play long minutes and the Dogs desire to give Klemmer decent minutes. I don’t believe this is any indication of Kasiano's inability to play longer minutes. From all reports (despite his size), he is quite fit.
- On a number of occasions this year, I have seen a slow/dominant tackle on a bulldogs player followed by a Kasiano hitup that results in a decent gain and a quick play the ball. Quick play the balls are gold in modern RL and set up your entire set.
- Kasiano can dominate tackles but lacks the ability to slow the ruck down without giving away a penalty. A relatively easy fix with the right coaching. (I say that despite our club being the most penalised this year
- Kasiano - at times - can appear to try to hard. When he tries to ball play or looks to offload before taking the line on himself, first. This can result in errors. Again, our club is renowned for giving our players a clear role and should go a long way to simplifying Kas's game.
I'm excited by the prospect of Kasiano playing within our structures. I think everyone will come around when Kas proves the money we agreed to pay for him was well spent.