Storm re-shape attack to face Dogs
Melbourne will take a revamped attacking game into Monday night’s clash against the Bulldogs at AAMI Park.
As good as Storm’s defence has been this season (conceding a little over 12 points per game) their work with the football has been a focus of improvement.
With nine days to prepare for Canterbury, the side has used that time to re-think aspects of their attack.
The result has been a tinker with the game plan, one which the coach hopes will lead to more points on Monday night.
“There will be a couple of different things we will be trying this week,” Bellamy said.
“We’ve had a long turnaround so we’ve had a bit of time to have a bit of a chat about what we think will be the best way for us to play with the footy, so we’ve got a bit of a plan there.
“We’ve got a mixture of structures and a mixture of ad-lib footy I suppose. Hopefully the couple of changes we make will work okay.”
Storm head into the Bulldogs game with a 4-1 record and will be looking for their fourth win in six weeks at AAMI Park to start the season.
The favourable win-loss ledger is a pleasing sight given the level of improvement still left in the squad.
“We certainly aren’t setting the world on fire, particularly with our attack but to be up where we are is quite pleasing,” Bellamy said.
“Having said that it is only early in the season… we can only go on what we’ve done. Defensively I think we’ve been pretty good but certainly with the ball we need to be better consistently.
“Our last 15-20 minutes last week was really good so that was a bit of a graph at what we need to look at just, in that period of play last week.”