I had the benefit this year of being able to look at our list through the prism of another club, and I can tell you that the number one thing that the other afl clubs fear about our team when planning was the speed in our forward half. Very few teams have/had the speed in their back 6 to cope with our smalls.
I saw this clip literally run a drill where they set up our foward line and threw in an extra person to simulate our Walla/Raz/Green ability to close space and pressure the exiting ball
It is an absolute farking weapon which we need to continue to develop with made to order players of this skill set
Not just plug in some one coz they happen to be on the list and theoretically can fill the role.
Our record without Raz was shithouse because Raz is awesome but also because going anything other than fast goal kicker in our set up ■■■■■ our structures.
As for Smith, Parish, Zerret I want them as 90% mids