Brisbane needs to offload its assistant coaches at the end of the season if the club is to keep revolutionising its culture and improve on the field.
It may seem premature to make such a suggestion after six rounds but there are remnants of the Justin Leppitsch era that remain in the coaching box and that can still impact on the gameplan implement by new coach Chris Fagan.
Murray Davis, Danny Daly and Ben Hudson were assistants but they remain at the club despite Leppa’s sacking. Fagan can only do so much in the coaches box but he needs support and those men can’t do that.
The Lions have shown moments of brilliance under Fagan like in the Round One victory against Gold Coast and even in the defeats against Essendon and Western Bulldogs but the Richmond and Port Adelaide defeats showed that the players can sadly revert back to their old habits.
These include excessive handballs, the inability to make tackles, the desperation to chase the opposition or pressure t…