Wannabe, are you demented or something? DP was saying move him up to the wing & that he made the same mistake as last season on Cyril, doesn't sound like he is saying give him a chance to develop.
And maths is obviously not your strong point; I said give good players 6-10 games to turn form around, he would probably say 3 or 4.
And when did I say anything about coaches having any rules like 'guaranteed to play 6-10 games' - it's my rule, not any coach.
"But in DP's eyes, he should of only played half a dozen games last year, not the 16 or 17 he did play, cause we had so many good players running around in the 2nds racking up possessions week after week. I give players at least 6-10 games to find form"
So did he say 6, or half a dozen, or what?
It's only after that you go on to say "I said give good players 6-10 games to turn form around, he would probably say 3 or 4."
I don't want to argue about what someone "would probably say", so whatevs.
What they did say, was this:
"One could argue that he hasn't learnt from the hawthorn game last year when he was the one who left rioli alone.
The kid definately has a future and could be anything, but he needs to work on the defensive side of his game if they are gonna persist with him as a backman.
I actually hope they move him upto the wing at some point, if he has the tank to run through the middle.
He actually reminds me a bit of Micheal long, maybe not as quick, but just that uncanny ability to read the angles and just move a little bit, to make people miss him completely in a tackle. "
Sure, it's not all glowing praise like you might want to hear, but suggesting he work on his defensive side to stay in the backline or that we move him into the middle shows interest in developing him rather than dropping him, I would have thought. There was a fari bit if praise at the end, but like I said you probably didn't get past the first line.