Bennett?s on the wane after pasting
With ANDREW RYAN
WITH the results from the first round of the NRL now in the books, the workplace talk can really kick into gear.
No doubt there will a truckload of workplace tipsters scratching their heads after the weekend and wondering what they will do next week.
Conventional wisdom goes out the window in the early weeks of the competition.
The weekend had it all.
Melbourne's Greg Inglis proved he belongs in the big time, Adrian Morley is on report (we'd be worried if he wasn't), Ricky Stuart has thrown a turn and plenty of fancied teams got dusted.
One downside was the broken cheekbone to Benji Marshall.
I guess the biggest talking point in Queensland is the drubbing that the Cowboys dished up to the Broncos ? Wayne Bennett's boys pasted in front of 46,000 people.
This result will no doubt result in the critics declaring open season on the coach.
Gorden Tallis kicked the subject off last week when he suggested that Bennett would have no choice but to bow out if results didn't improve. Things have got worse.
Bennett has a famous quote along the line of "If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got.''
They looked like the tired, one dimensional Broncos of late last year, with the same outcome, however not every team could have decimated them quite like that.
The Cowboys are the real McCoy and they are desperate to go one better this season.
They may not be premiership favourites, but are serious contenders and with that attack, they'll be up there again.