It was painfully obvious that we have some players who run harder when the ball is in their vicinity than when they are defending territory.
Stringer was the most glaring example, but we had at least a half dozen occasions when I saw players give up before the play was complete. Geelong players never stopped until the whistle was blown. Keeping at it is critical, you never know what the inferred pressure might do.
Zaharakis was our best defensive midfield runner I thought and ended up deep in the backline on two or three occasions, one out with his opponent with mismatches. That may have been by design on geelong’s part but he certainly put the miles in.