I am reasonably sure we can adapt the game plan to the opposition. If we can do it well enough though I am not sure. As Dub09 says we did not track runners on Sunday and that is more of a players fault then a systems fault. I always think that was the core issues with the hammerings we got against Tyrone and Kerry in 08 and 09, guys were allowed run from deep and cut us open. I always assumed that was why Whelan and Ryan found themselves out of favour faster then anyone expected. A centre half back in particular is made look very bad if players are allowed run through all around him. It may just be a case that you can't have those continuous high speed breaks forward that Fenton and McCarthy do and still expect them to cover at the other end. If we meet Tyrone, and that is only an if - I think Kildare still have a big game in them yet, then Sludden could do all types of damage.
But that is an issue that is there for all to see, and the exposure it got against Kildare should mean it will be tidied up now. What would worry be more then anything is the amount of untried guys in the team. Only two of that starting team on Sunday started the Leinster final that begun the 7 in a row. When the last team to win a 7 in a row in provincials (Kerry) played their 7th final, they had 8 of the team that played in the first final. 8 is probably too many, but two is too few. I know injuries and suspensions have robbed us of players but I think if we go in against a top team without the likes of Cooper, Connolly, Flynn and MDMA (or at an absolute minimum, 2 of that 4), we will not win. Having said that, I don't think that is the end of the world. In the longer term, I wouldn't swap our panel for anyone else's and it may be better to not win this one, and win more in the future. If we win this year, with this amount of player losses, it will be an amazing achievement.