Not sure why people are surprised
They still have half their side full of premiership players so structurally all still a lot of experience on every line who know the game plan inside out.
They’ve turned over heaps of kids / recruits to find those capable of playing a role, certain players been there 4-5yrs playing VFL. Some completely botched recruits though like Vickery and O’Rourke.
And also brought in some stars who’ve immediately refreshed their midfield. One AA already from Mitchell, JOM is on fire also now.
I really hope Tom Lynch does not go there but you just know he will.