Not to mention these guys have all been given roles, some of which might not be their natural way, so they are learning their role aND getting out coached and outplayed at times, in the experience they've gained from this year guys like Witho are still tracking nicely in a wayYeah that one instance of a far quicker player burning him off is going to haunt him for the rest of his career.
This is how I view Witho.
Let's say most draftees in his draft pick range amd type come in at a 3/10.
Witho burst on the scene as a 5/10 (caught us all off gaurd)
Most third year players would have worked up to his responsibility and output by now and you would be saying 'they are tracking nicely'.
Witho came in at 5 and is still a 5 - so we got way more than anyone expected to now, just ahead of time.
But because he isn't a 7 yet, which he shouldn't be, people are getting cranky.
He can still become a 7 or 8 - he is just developing differently. He is being marked like a 100 game player.
We need to chill. He has a high footy IQ, lovely skills is a passionate loyal Lion and is only just getting started.