#34 Jake Long - Rebooted


#1624

Decent game, far from the worst. 2 bad moments caught unaware. One can happen to anyone. The second one was stiff to be called I reckon. Did quite a lot of good things, actually looked more influential than The little I’ve seen in the vfl.

One moment early in game where he could have run to pressure a player collecting the ball and didn’t. But may have busted a valve on a prev run. I saw that happen to Mcgrath a couple times too.


#1625

F the stats. Gave away 3 goals. What did we lose by? Begone Jake.


#1626

I apologise for the harsh comments I made earlier. Reflecting back on the game he wasn’t as bad as I thought.

Let’s see him get a few games together and see if he can just to the tempo.


#1627

But for those two moments he was fine. Surprised at the amount of attention he’s gotten


#1628

Both times he looked up and swear to god there was not a single Essendon player ahead of him on the field … This is at HB

And we still give away uncontested marks

Also defence of a kick from pocket to top of square needs to be looked at we give away so many like this


#1629

Id give him 2~3 more games

His biggest issue was lack of awareness, which can just be needing time to adjust


#1630

Blitz has a tendency of attacking the easy target. For a guy who hasn’t played at this level for 2 years, he continually ran to the right spots and used the ball pretty well. Didn’t like a couple of his risky short passes and despite the lack of options, getting caught htb late in the game was a really bad moment. Overall, should keep his spot. More experienced player like Colyer and Myers deserve to be in the gun more so than Longy.


#1631

Agree he had a pretty good game, also agree with the poster above who said it was simply lack of awareness at afl level that let him down.


#1632

Pleasantly surprised


#1633

Jake is not good enough but wasn’t terrible. Did a couple of good things

I wouldn’t have selected him but I wouldn’t have kept him on the list for the past 20 years either


#1634

Spot on, I feel like he is being graded incredibly unfairly by some here.

8th in possessions, 4th in tackles, 3rd in disposal efficacy and 4th in score involvements is a pretty decent output for a guy who hasn’t sniffed the level since the top up year.


#1635

Not up to it, I reckon about a dozen clubs would’ve moved him on by now.
Seems to slow to react with ball in hand and can’t keep up with the pace of AFL footy.
Absolutely killed us in the last qtr with his slow reaction to decision making,


#1636

The much maligned Jake Long


#1637

Imagine he gets 5 weeks to get up to speed…showed enough


#1638

Geez you’re pretty harsh on the boy, he only played his second game in what 2 years? I was actually really pleased with his game today, showed plenty and played a lot better than a couple of senior players.


#1639

Mate it’s a cut throat industry. I think there’s a reason why his only played a few games in 2 years.
His been at the club for what around 5 years? I just think the time is right to move him on.


#1640

Some of his early link up play was really good I thought. Was way more involved than I thought he would be. Offers heaps more than jerret or even green in my opinion. Hope he gets another crack at it.


#1641

So right now? Make the call? Give him the phone call.

F*cking ridiculous.


#1642

He shouldn’t be competing with Green. He’s a winger, not a forward.


#1643

The guy’s been ordinary in the VFL for a while now, a few glimpses here or there ain’t enough to make it.