didnt look at the height, yeh maybe not him then. But he sounds more of a guy like Melbournes Bailey Fritsch. Has legit pace and can take a mark, would still be handy.
He recorded a blistering 2.966-second 20m sprint, an 8.396 agility test and a 91cm running vertical jump, to be in the top 10, or in the case of the latter, the top player, in those areas.
I haven’t watched him closely, so I can’t comment massively on his defensive work but he was averaging 5 tackles a game last year when he was getting games, which is only one less than setterfield this year. His ability to contribute to our contested ball is a big plus. it’s something we get smashed in year in year out.
I’d say the biggest factor would be that he’s 35 years old. A two year contract would mean we’re paying a 37 year old to play AFL football, something achieved by a total of three players in the last twenty years. The other part would be that he could coach on field for Draper or Bryan, not Draper and Bryan.
I would say offering a two year contract to a 35 year old either to predominantly play VFL on decent coin, or to keep Bryan stuck in the VFL for another two years, is kind of cracked.
yeah interesting, maybe he hurts gameplan. My natural thought was he’s not getting games because he stuck behind Braysaw, Serong, O’meara, Erasmus, O’Driscoll, and even Johnson getting games ahead of him. they have a string of mids they are trying to give games to and he has dropped down the pecking order, but they went better last year with him in there. I think both their contested possession and clearance game has dropped this year (might be wrong tho).
Sure, if he was already on our team and contracted, fine. Why on earth would you trade someone in with the intention that they get pushed out of the team by a younger player you already have on your list? Given we re-signed Bryan this year, so he’s hardly seeing out a contract we regret next year, one presumes we want him.