Thanks for taking the time to check it out WindsockBoy, The thing that TOG stats doesn’t tell you is what time was spent on the ball. For Hepp, who covers 14k+ most games, he is on the ball or on the bench. Darcy, is on the ball or playing as a forward or on the bench. He is more a mid/forward.
Interesting observations re other teams, I think Mitchell is clearly a standout, because he plays 90% TOG, and is on the ball 100% of that and is top 5 in contested possessions. We run players through the middle a lot more than Hawthorn and Carlton. Ity begs the question do they play that way because they have players who can do it, or do they deliberately run their best player up to 90% on the ball to the exclusion of others.
Carlton fans a re worried that Cripps will be burned out in a couple of years because he is young and has been thrown in the deep end. On the other hand, Mitchell has eased into the 90% tog on the ball over 6 more years than Cripps and is probably less likely to suffer burn out becuase he is not a big body.