Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley figures it was just one of those dog days.
“We never played well at any part,” he said after Port’s 58-point AFL loss to Adelaide on Saturday.
Hinkley said his Power were off – and made to pay by a ruthless Crows outfit who kicked 22.12 to Port’s 11.20.
“The concern is they have been able to get through us and been able to penetrate,” Hinkley said.
“We understand, everyone has talked about has offence caught up to the defence a bit at the moment?
“We have got to question ourselves: are we aggressive enough with our defence or are we a bit a cautious?”
Hinkley suspects it’s the latter which is causing problems but maintained faith in his players to find the solution.
“We’re going to believe in the group of payers we have got, they are the ones we’re working really hard with,” he said.
“We had a really poor day today, there is no hiding from that. We had a poor day. But we’ll bounce back.”