Roosters coach Geoff Sharpe has spoken about his admiration for his skipper and son, Jordan, while at the same time vowing to take it easier on him.
Ahead of the Roosters' clash against the Magpies at the Creek on Saturday, Sharpe rightly described the No.7 as "hard as nails".
But more than just being one of the competition's most durable players, Jordan has emerged as Kooty's most influential player - someone who has elevated his form following the club's elevation to first grade.
He has done that through gruelling workouts - with Sharpe admitting that most of those workouts have been solo ones this season due to his son working away from home as a carpenter.
In fact, the veteran mentor said the wiry playmaker had hardly trained with the side this season.
Speaking on LeagueLand, Sharpe said: "My problem is I probably rely on him too much based on the way he's played the last 12-18 months: how good he goes.
"He's tough as nails. He's got super fit at the moment - so his speed is quite good as well, and he's got good hands and good feet.
"I got in trouble off my wife [Kerry] on the weekend for yelling at him a bit too much ... But as I said, I'm probably expecting a lot of him. When the reality is he hasn't trained with the team for probably eight weeks.
"I've probably gotta ease up on him a bit."
Jordan was superb in Kootingal-Moonb's 38-14 home win over Gunnedah on Sunday, including crashing through the Bulldogs' tryline defence to score what is a signature try for him.