Myers does? Kicking it 10m longer straight to the opposition isn’t actually a weapon. Having shots from outside 50 & getting what was it 1 for the year is not actually a weapon. What we needed for most of the year was some defensive pressure in the midfield & a guy who could physically do what Jobe used to do. Myers was not doing that, Bird did it when Jobe was out but it was poor planning to believe we didn’t need it from Jobe & another mid. I’d have no issue if we were sacrificing inside grunt for some outside pace & class but Myers provided nothing inside outside or in between. His hands in close are horrible, he has zero acceleration from stoppages, he cannot mark anywhere near as well as a bloke his size should & he was unable to quell the influence of any opposition mids that I can recall. There’s simply no evidence to suggest playing Myers over Bird was a nett gain. What we also know is that Bird has played finals including grand finals, to simply ignoring that experience, given our performance, seems perplexing. Bird has been a good player in a good team, finishing 9th B&F in a premiership year, Myers has never finished top 10 in a team that hasn’t won a final.