I’m a fan of Francis and reckon he’ll mature into a very serious player for us, but there’s a bit of a journey till he gets there.
I agree he needs to settle into a role and plan to dominate it. In years to come he might dominate at AFL level as a swingman, but for now he needs to learn the ropes and do the hard work applying himself to a specific.
In the same way I’d be coaching him to simplify his game. I reckon he’s dominated as a junior and pretty well been given a free reign to play his game, but it hasn’t translated as yet into VFL/AFL footy. He has an expansive game in him, and I hope he brings it big time to the AFL in years to come. In the meantime, get the small things right, and the big things will look after themselves. That means get properly fit, go for the percentage play rather than the big play, and concentrate on the team over the individual, and beat your man. Domination can wait, the goal next year should be to play a role.