Career low in terms of possessions for Judas.
It still makes zero sense why they went for him, Lobbe is a great ruckman and an average forward (at best).
Cos they (like a lot of people) thought he was just pinch-hitting as a ruckman and he would make a useful forward. It took Essendon 4 years and an injury to work it out.
I've got no doubt if they played him one out through the ruck he'd turn it around (eventually).
he needs to to spend 80% of the time in the ruck and I am stunned that a team who would be paying big coin for him would not have known that. he is a better backman than a forward and twice a good ruckman as he is as a backman.
outside of all the angst to port cos they got ryder, this question will be the biggest one to come out of it, what exactly were they expecting from ryder.
if it was to be prodominately a forward then they obviously didn't watch as much of our games like some of our fans didn't either. if they got him to be a ruckman not sure why seeing lobbe would be ahead of him.
the irony is if he was still with us, that 3 possie game would not cop anywhere near the criticism around here that it has now.
They got him fitter and lost a bit of bulk, but now apart from jumping he is pretty useless as a ruckman cos he can't use any body weight. so again the question has to be what where the expecting to get from ryder ?
also rasises another question about our club and how much we over rate players, I struggle to find anyone from our club in recent history ( and have to go back to when ted Richards left) that has actually gone to another club/been delisted and gone on to be anything more than a bit player that they were at our club.
crameri is still the average plodder
ryder is ryder
monfries has his usual 1 great game in every 4 or so weeks, then riddled with lame attempts to be somebody
lonergan was delisted after a year on richmonds rookie list
Gumbleton was a cripple after 3 seasons let alone the 7 odd he ended up with on afl lists.
and so on and so on, yet they were supposedly in our best players to so many around here, just goes to show how far off alot of peoples judgement is with these and our players in general, let alone how the club over rate them as well.