Absolutely. You can see the difference between both teams and how they approach a set. We play a style while the sharks were playing to a weakness. Their whole offence was geared to attack that weakness.Would you say we were utterly and comprehensively out coached then?
Using an NFL comparison most teams will have a scripted 1st 10-15 plays, the coaching really starts once they have figured out what the defence is giving them by the 2nd quarter. Then they will adjust. The teams that are the most predictable and unable to design for their skilled players tend to struggle.
We similarly had a great first few sets but once things break down we fall back to one out and we are struggling to design anything for our skilled players ie Walsh that can allow them to use their skills effectively. Thats coaching for me.
In many ways I feel Shaun has be given the offense and said "here you go figure it out", i cant see any evidence that tells me anyone else is really involved in the planning of what they're doing other than Shaun. I think the coaches are doing a disservice to him and the team. They need to be designing things to ease his burden or put him in positions to use his abilities more effectively. I dont know how he is the one with the ball on the 5th tackle so much, Shaun Johnson is doing too much right now.