Assistant Coach Jim Dymock catches up with bulldogs.com.au to chat about the month ahead, how the players have returned from their Christmas break and the new look attack.
Following a two-week break over the Christmas period, the Bulldogs players have assembled back at Belmore ready to tackle the 2017 season.
Two weeks in and the players have impressed the coaching staff.
“We’re pretty happy with how some of the boys have come back, in particular Sam Kasiano and Greg Eastwood who returned today,” said Assistant Coach Jim Dymock.
“They have come back fitter than before and they have trimmed up a little bit, which is very pleasing.”
With only a month until the footy starts, the focus for the squad will be working on the new structures put in place.
“It will be about working on the new structures that we have put in place with our offence,” Dymock added.
“With the return of Greg Eastwood, James Graham and David Klemmer, it will be about getting those boys up to speed with what we have worked on all summer.”
Dymock also expects to see a new look Bulldogs side in 2017.
“We have tinkered with the offence a little bit, but coming into Round 19 of the 2016 NRL season we were second for tries scored,” Dymock said.
“There wasn’t a lot going wrong with our attack, but there was just too much drop ball at the end of the season, which resulted in doing too much defence.”
“We have changed and let’s hope we see a different Canterbury Bulldogs side this year.”