Rugby league legend Peter Sterling is unconvinced by the words of great Kevin Walters of Queensland who joins the ranks of Anthony Seibold’s coaches in an effort to save the Broncos season.
Brisbane dropped their fifth straight loss to the Titans on Saturday, keeping them undefeated since returning from the Coronavirus break.
The dismal loss has become the last fire lit under Seibold since taking over from former coach Wayne Bennett in Brisbane before the 2019 season.
Prime Minister Winner Walters’ ex-Broncos captain said it was difficult to see his former club struggling in the NHL spotlight on Monday but said it could help “lift the players’ morale if hosted at Red Hill.
Walters returned to Queensland coaching until the end of 2021 on Sunday, ending speculation that the former Broncos playmaker could replace Seibold if the board tapped him on the shoulder.
But Walters, who was the Broncos’ assistant to Bennett in 2018 and was overlooked for the role of head coach in 2019, said he was happy to help Seibold when needed.
“If they want to reach out and need help, I would be happy to help them,” he told Sky Sports Radio.
“I feel the players more than anyone. I see frustration among the group of players. I see them playing individually and not as a team.
“As a former player, no one likes to see this happen to any club, especially a club you’ve been associated with for a long time.”
Walters’ olive branch has stirred tongues around the world NRL, but Parramatta legend Eels Sterling has warned the Broncos of the implications of taking Queensland up to par with any offer.
“It was a coach (Seibold) who won the confidence of a five-year contract with an option in his favor,” Sterling told Wide World of Sports. Sterlo envelope.
“Now, in a relatively short period of time, that would be severely demoted by bringing in someone like Kevin Walters in this regard.
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“Kevin Walters doesn’t exactly come to cut his lawn, but when someone covets your work, it can be difficult.
“The question is, how does he help them win games? The lineup doesn’t change, he’s still inexperienced, he still lacks leadership, it doesn’t change at all.
“Is it for a different voice or for new opinions and thoughts on how they should play? Is it to ease outside pressures?
“I don’t even know if Anthony Seibold knows Kevin Walters or how well they get along. Can they work together as such?”
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While Brisbane president Karl Morris said on Sunday he was long-term with Seibold, the struggling mentor is hoping for a victory after his team has hit a new low in the last round.
Brisbane was booed by its own fans at half time before being upset 30-12 by NRL Gold Coast drummers.
Sterling believed that the lack of a single cohesive voice was the biggest factor in Brisbane’s shocking form.
“I don’t think they are all on the same page,” he said. “There is an abundance of talent, but it just works in different directions.
“When you have good experience, it means that you have to work harder for each other, and you have to participate in every game. Good things will result.”