There were days during the 2012 preseason where Bluey McClennan would have them run around and send them home before lunch. He didnt whip them like most coaches who have a clue about the NRL would and do. While most the other players went home you had a small handful like Elijah Taylor and Ben Henry staying behind and doing extras. Blueys lack of preseason had a direct bearing on the horror injury toll he had to put up with. The lack of strength and conditioning ill prepared the boys for the rigors of the NRLs long season.I think Konnies laid back personality and our clubs 'previous' poor attitude to training have been the things to point the finger at.
This is the very system that Konrad Hurrell entered the 1st Grade under. Its a system that would have suited his lazy personality to a T and would have had a damaging impact on his progress and development.
That being said its not an excuse and Konnie is finally being called to account by a coach who isnt going to be blinded, like some fans, to his laziness. The biggest problem I think he has is that he is mentally weak and lacks the will to stop eating, rooting and fucking around at training. It cracks me up that some of the biggest critics of the 'Warriors Culture' and the need to change it are now making piss poor arguments in defence of Konnie's culture of laziness.
He's has the POTENTIAL to be a great player but he hasnt arrived there yet. If he doesnt change then he wont be worth the poison his laziness and poor training ethic will have on the rest of the team.
No one player is bigger than the team...