The blowtorch has once again been applied to the Brisbane Broncos after another horrendous performance in last night’s 50-6 drubbing against the Manly Sea Eagles.
The Broncos’ meek effort followed a promising few weeks, in which the Broncos won their first game of the year against the Titans and then fell to the Cowboys by one point.
Speaking on SEN’s NRL Crunch Time, former Broncos and representative star Brent Tate felt the performance was “not surprising".
“Every time the Broncos put in a good performance, like they did against the Cowboys, they just don’t have the ability to be able to back it up,” Tate said.
“It’s almost like a couple of steps forward (and) five back for Kevin (Walters) at the moment.”
Tate admitted he didn’t know where the Broncos have to go from their current indictment.
“I’m scratching my head as to what (Walters) is going to do with this team,” Tate added.
"They just can’t back up any performance. They were flimsy last night, their defensive structure, their efforts were bad".
Scott Sattler agreed with Tate, and said the performance was indicative of a team with inexperience.
“They’re falling asleep during the most crucial parts of games which is like the last six or seven minutes of each half, where a really good team can pile on a lot of points.”
The Broncos stand to gain star South Sydney playmaker Adam Reynolds in 2022, and Sattler was hopeful the half-back could solve the Broncos underlying issues.
“Does Adam Reynolds attract and recruit key players that want to play with him? Absolutely,” Sattler added.
Broncos fans will be getting a good look at the future star half-back they let go in Sam Walker, when they face the Sydney Roosters next Saturday.