Cooper Cronk reckons he's too old to be fazed by critics of his early season form for the Sydney Roosters.
Cronk said on Monday those criticising didn't really know what was going on, though he accepted scrutiny came with the territory following his high-profile move from Melbourne.
While the Roosters appeared to turn a corner with their 32-0 away win over the high-flying Warriors at the weekend, 34-year-old Cronk's contribution was increasingly questioned as the pre-season favourites turned in patchy efforts over the opening nine rounds.
Some asked whether he was justifying his reported $1 million-a-season salary and whether he was scrutinised at the same level as the man he replaced, Mitchell Pearce.
Cronk said he didn't have a problem with anyone criticising him – but he didn't necessarily agree with them.
"It's fair and reasonable," Cronk said. "In the 24-7 news cycle we live in these days you open yourself up. I'm too old to worry about things like that but I take criticism and compliments in the same breath.
"At the end of the day those opinions don't know what's truly going on."