speaking of pace, he doesn't look that fast to me, yet apparently he looks fast in the VFL. What's the go?
I agree with this actually. More than a few times yesterday when he either had the footy or was around the footy I was thinking, he’s super quick, he’ll put on the afterburners here and get into some space, but it just never really happened.
And we’ve all seen him previously take things on and really use his pace to his advantage. So he can do it. For some reason he just didn’t seem to shift gears yesterday.
I’d like to see us back him in for a handful of games in succession and give him the chance to get his mojo.
I think it’s mindset at the moment that could be his problem. I think the step up from the VFL to the AFL is overwhelming him, he’s getting caught out of position a lot, which leads to the “I must not make a mistake” mentality. Looks lost and bereft of confidence on an AFL field, yet looks confident and creative when he plays VFL.
He’s got an X-factor about him - no question.