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Ball control eases defensive pressure

The best way to defend it to make sure when you have the football, you keep control of it.

While all the focus has been on Storm’s frailties without the football, it is their work with it that is putting the side under unnecessary pressure.

Melbourne conceded 38 points against the Titans - their most in a game since 2014.

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While poor defence is the obvious thing to blame, a lack of possession is a significant reason.

Storm completed just 63 per cent of their sets and as a result surrendered 59 per cent of possession to the Titans.

Those two key stats had them right on the back foot which eventually told in the end.

“The big thing at the moment for us is that we are not completing our sets,” Finucane said.

“Obviously if you don’t have a fair share of the ball you can’t complete as much and you don’t have as much possession.

“I think that is probably the biggest thing that is letting us down which could be cause for those defensive lapses.”

Storm will now look to bounce back on Sunday when they travel to Perth to take on the Rabbitohs at WIN Stadium.