Is anyone else of the opinion that Ryan Hoffman is just about the most ineffective ball carrier in the competition? I mean he has descended to Matt Prior type level of ineffectiveness. 12 runs for 64m, that is like 5 meters a hit-up, even Simon managed 8 meters per hitup...which is about usual for him. Why is this guy playing 80 minutes?
While I'm not disagreeing that his hit up play has been below par I will point out that quite a few of his runs are short balls where he's hitting it straight into the defense the moment he gets the ball. Without a line break it's always going to hurt his per run stats a little.
The question I'd be asking is why Robson is giving him flat balls like that or dummying himself and running with no thought to going wide.