It's interesting the training reports about Francis really feeling the effects of a long hard preseason.
I think the club needs to be careful they don't push him too hard too early, he is still a kid and it's something that he could really struggle with.
All the talent in the world is not going to help a guy who has decided this AFL gig is just too difficult and is questioning whether he wants to be there.
If I was managing him I would be backing off on the extra running and smashing him cardio sessions and really trying get him to have some fun just playing footy for the next few months. Play him on people you know he can beat easily, really build his confidence.