But it must be disappointing to be discussing the coach’s future in mid-July with so much football left to play.
The board extended Griffin’s deal in February for 2023, to head off the type of endless speculation reserved for Wests Tigers coaches.
In fairness, the Dragons had been playing reasonable football but second-half face plants against the Broncos and Roosters mean the chatter about Griffin’s future is getting louder.
Familiar complaints about him losing the confidence of some players have been around for some time. Just as it was during his time at the Broncos and Panthers, life can get frosty if you aren’t in Griffin’s inner circle.
Consecutive defeats have amplified that talk, and it’s reflected in how they often play: looking like good things one minute (think Zac Lomax dancing around defenders) and plodders…