Feargal Logan has insisted he’s committed to turning Tyrone into an attacking force, but he won’t take unnecessary risks in doing so.
The age of the blanket defence has passed, and the Red Hand joint manager, who shares the duties with Brian Dooher, is not sorry to see it go. And he wants his team to exude an air of positivity in pursuit of NFL Division 1 semi-final success against Kerry on Saturday.
“We are trying to move everybody. It seems as though the old blanket stuff has worked its way through the system,” Logan said. “We are offensive, and we will always try to be offensive, but at the end of the day, there are different times and different games when you have to adapt.
“We just made it (semi-final) by the skin of our teeth, but were there and we’re happy to be there, and very happy to be heading to Killarney to play Kerry in what should be a good contest.”
All-Star full-forward Cathal McShane is a doubt for the clash with the Kingdom.
Complications in his recovery from a serious ankle injury have ruled him out of all three league games to date, and he will only feature in Killarney if he is 100pc fit.
“Cathal is coming on very, very well, and he is putting himself in the mix every night in training, so let’s just see what happens,” said Logan.