Good lord. Someone said a first year player improved on something in his second year. Heppell shirked a marking contest in his first year, then didn’t do it again. Doesn’t mean he never did it. Learned from it, is now a better player for it. That’s all fine. It’s development.
Learning to kick better, learning to run both ways, learning to take a hit, every young player has to learn something, and as long as they learn it it doesn’t matter what it is.