Personally, I hanker for the days when we quickly footpassed our way into attack. That string to our bow is all but gone, which in some part is down to blanket defences & in part down to our over-elaboration basketball style.
Why do I feel that what I’m crying out for a return to is something that’ll appear on TG4 All-Ireland Gold any day now? It certainly feels like another era when in reality, it’s only a few years back. Changed times but, hey, still winning ones.
Another thing, I think the idea of looking at your 6 starting ‘forwards’ to be tacking scores is long gone. The wing-forward primary role is certainly not score getting. If your 14 is an O’Gara-type, the role is win it & lay it off. Realistically, it’s 2 ‘go-to’ men plus your place-kicker.
A fit CC & a returning DC would ramp up our scoring average no end I feel.