I don't believe that for one second.
The hawks game this year when he told BJ to fark off. That's leadership.
As it was when he went back and slotted the goal.
The vision of him 'coaching' Walla on the bench. That is leadership.
His reactions to BJ in general during pretzel-gate and more importantly when BJ got overly aggressive with him onfield.
He has the requisite leadership traits.
What he is struggling with is his form, which is something that all captains have to deal with from time to time.
Also, we had a lot more grunt in the middle when Hepp was up and running a couple of years ago. Jobe was an absolute beast and Hocking would block like his life depended on it.
Jobe is a shadow of himself at the moment and nobody blocks for anyone in our team forward of centre.
Hepp will come good. We need to remember this isn't schoolyard footy, we are talking about professional sport here.
1 year out of the game is massive for an elite athlete.