There a scene in a Simpsons episode where Mr. Burns immune system is described as a door and he is told he has so many diseases trying to get through that they are all jammed up in the doorway. Maybe there's a bit of that happening here. For every person calling for Carters head, there was another defending him and calling for Simmons. For every person saying Skelton needed a run, there was another saying he is too unfit, etc.
Scott, you say that it wasn't that long ago that Palu was in good form but the same could be said for Carter. We've so quickly forgotten his MotM debut. I hope they've all got the 'last chance' message and that McKenzie isn't shy to bring his alternatives off the bench if the starters just aren't getting it.
Link, spinning around on his comfy swivel chair, and stroking his cat; "No! Wait... that's just what they'll be expecting us to do".
This week confidence is down, we will play ok and be happy.
Next week confidence will be up, we will play just ok and be angry.
Rinse and repeat. That's how it goes, isn't it? :)
Joking aside, I actually don't think it will go that way this week. I think we're going to get monstered in the forwards.