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Dragons lack passion

SaintGeorge

SaintGeorge

Dragons v Bunnies upcoming game looks much like NSW v Qld = Technical v Passion
Technical play wins every time in Union, whereas Passion wins every time in League.
Where has the Dragons passion gone? IMHO the Dragons are being coached on the technicalities of play at the expense of passion in play. In attack the Dragons aren't prepared to hit the line with everything they've got. They slow and turn or dance on the spot when they get near the defence, keeping a tight grip on the ball. The result is that no support players are following through in anticipation of a short pass at the line because they know it's just not going to happen.
Passionate play isn't necessarily the Roy Masters pre-game face-slapping style (though at the time it worked), but giving players a reason to win that is beyond the big dollars, expectation, and professionalism works wonders and is exhibited in one way or another by every successful coach.
The only way that the Dragons can beat the Bunnies is to match their enthusiasm and passion. Mick Maguire has turned on a passion switch @ Bunnies since last year and look at 'em go! But Steve Price seems way too dry to be able to bring out anything like that in a Dragons team that has lots of talent but no go. 

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