I think you only move on if you have got players ready to take their place. Look at North, told 4 veteran players they were out the door, but they clearly have the youngsters ready to go. Vickers-Willis, Durdin, Turner, Simpkin, etc look the goods. Having watched Geelong's VFL out at Windy Hill Saturday, they want to have a relatively injury-free run because they have zero coming through their 2s. Finally the "system" re lack of access of quality draft picks due to sustained success has caught up with them, and that was further exacerbated by the trading they did to get Danger, Henderson, Z.Smith, Tuohy into the club. Pretty much wiped out 2 drafts.
As far as Kel goes, he is a marvel in not only his own performance, but what he does for his teammates. McGrath would've been good anyway, but having a mentor like Kelly instructing him at training and in game is fast-tracking his development. He may not end up a premierhsip player at EFC, but he will leave an indelible mark on the club for stepping in during our time of need, but also the knowledge and experience he is giving to our youngsters.