The Brisbane Times is readying their faithful for disappointment and talking up the men in green.
Anyone who saw Shillington brush aside a quarter of Cowboys defenders last week as he smashed his way through for a try in the 48-4 romp knows the kind of power that resides in his hulking frame. It was like a semi-trailer mowing down some piñatas.
Now he’s Brisbane’s problem, along with fellow prime movers Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Dane Tilse and the rest of a relentless and resilient Raiders forward pack that has beaten up the best in the league on a game run to the top eight.
Let’s hope the Raiders aren’t buying the hype.