Player Watch #23: Ben McKay -

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Jack Bradley

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Blues McKay looked off pace all of last season. Big guys take time. Put the pitchforks away.
Sick of hearing this excuse. Big blokes in other teams don't seem to take time yet we still have Sam "the spud" durdin on our list and we keep telling ourselves "big blokes take time." well it's time to show us what you got or **** off.
 

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Its amazing what JLT games will do to people.

How about we leave it to the real season to start calling players off, especially 1 game players.
Sure, he's got decision making and positioning to clean up, but these are things anyone can learn in time.
Can he learn to break out of a jog and even a tiny sense of urgency?
 

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Its amazing what JLT games will do to people.

How about we leave it to the real season to start calling players off, especially 1 game players.
Sure, he's got decision making and positioning to clean up, but these are things anyone can learn in time.
Sack Scotts first
 

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Sick of hearing this excuse. Big blokes in other teams don't seem to take time yet we still have Sam "the spud" durdin on our list and we keep telling ourselves "big blokes take time." well it's time to show us what you got or **** off.
Can he learn to break out of a jog and even a tiny sense of urgency?
Poor decision making - check
Slow - check
Palcid - check
Bad skills - check

Sign him up boiz
How many goes at it do you need?
 
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Definitely not as ready as we would have hoped.

If it's a case where Tarrant and Thompson are both available for round two, then I think we should just adjust our structures and give him some more time in the VFL. This might have already been the plan anyway, as given we're no longer allowed to start with 7 back (as we often did last year) it makes the most sense to cut the extra tall.
 

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Name the last key defender we have recruited that has been decent?

He was so hot last year he forced himself into the team for 1 game...
Pulling the trigger way too early JB.....he needs to be eased into the frying pan. But due to Tazza and Majak out of the picture and throw in Thommo wk1 along with "Sharp knives Durdin" I think he is feeling the pressure at the moment , you caught a quick glance of it on TV today when he dropped that mark. His facial expression said it all. He needs to loosen up and play instinct footy, to me its obvious he aint doing it ATM.
 

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Simply put, he's lucky that we have so many key defensive issues early in the season because as it stands, he hasn't earned his spot.

Maybe there was a reason he didn't get a gig last year.
 
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