Cameo wrote:switchskier wrote:Well it was a disappointing result and performance to end an encouraging season. It does feel like the squad is deep and ready to win, but that something is holding it back just a touch.
Haven't seen that much of them recently so can't say I've noticed Kinghorn repeatedly stepping back inside. But if true it's a pretty damning indictment of the backs coaching team given how effective he was hitting weak outside shoulders 18 months ago.
It was very noticeable in the Ulster game. It's the kind of thing that leads each time to a gain of a few metres as he is big and has decent feet/acceleration but rarely leads to a proper break. Hard to say how much it was him but I suspect that it is as much the fact that the timing always seems off on every Edinburgh backs move. I honestly don't think they work on their passing enough.
wide players come back inside if they don't think they can get round on the outside. All good players do this, looking for support for ball retention, and if close to touch to keep the ball in play. There is nothing more frustrating than a wing being isolated and turned over or shoved into touch.
Now if it happens too much we need to ask why, and the biggest reasons are a 10 standing too deep and a non distributing 12. Plus Cockerill's game plans