I don’t really know who you cut from the panel, maybe you don’t cut anyone from the panel but management have to have the stones to pull a lad off the pitch when he is being roasted.
In all honesty would you have left O Shea at full back in the first game against Kerry last year? I don’t think Fitzmaurice would have if it was the other way around and I don’t think Gavin would either. Has O Connor ever been taken off the pitch other than when he is carried off injured? Loftus is probably your second best forward and he was non existent last year.
Yes as you said this is a one in a generation Dublin bunch, but you have to look at it this way, this current Mayo team are/were competing with them, this year we have seen a number of new faces in the Dublin panel and some of these lads are going to seriously push or even dislodge some other dead certs from last year. I don’t think Mayo have done that this year and going back to my earlier point they remind me of Dublin in the early 00’s where the dog on the street could nearly tell you the team.
My point is I feel Mayo need to hit the reset button and go back to the drawing board.