Staggering reports have emerged that Broncos coach Kevin Walters is facing a player revolt for his man-management style.
The Courier Mail's Peter Badel revealed Broncos players are confused with Walters' mixed messages and communication skills and according to a News Corp probe, Walters is "awkward" with his communication, vague and inconsistent in his messaging and fails to give players informative feedback.
Tensions began to emerge in the final weeks of pre-season when Walters failed to communicate to Corey Oates that he would play for the Broncos' feeder club Souths Logan.
Oates was unaware of the decision until Magpies coach Steve Bretherton called the 156-game NRL veteran in the week leading up to the game.
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However, Walters' tenure has been overshadowed by reports of poor attention to detail, sloppy training methods, and shallow feedback.
The Broncos sit bottom of the ladder with three wins in 15 games, but more alarming they have won only four of their last 33 games.
Fox League's Cooper Cronk believes Walters' Broncos lack a technical gameplan and their game is built around emotion.
“It’s all on emotion and when they play poorly there’s nothing there in terms of technical effort and a few other areas. I’m not sure where this sits," Cronk said.
“I think the reason that the reason for bringing Kevvie back would bring the unity of the Broncos back together again.
“The few names contributing to the story are players that are on the so-called outer. I think Kevvie’s safe for the time being but he needs to get the Broncos playing a better style of football.”