- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: n/a
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By the time Bryan is ready;Given the number of rucks on our list you’d imagine that the club must have some belief that Bryan can make it as KPP
Im thinking development for this year. We have 5 ruckman on the list and I’d say we look best with only one in the AFL. So we can’t have 4 players sharing the rucking duties in the VFL. So why not give Bryan a full year at CHB or something like that.By the time Bryan is ready;
Draper and Bryan - Best 22
Crauford - VFL/depth ruck
Daniher no longer has to ruck
McKernan pinch hits and is getting on a bit
By the time Bryan is ready we're set for ruckmen. I reckon we'll see him in combo with Draper. Brand could be coming through as a key defender.
Wouldn't be a bad thing. Someone like Rutten would want them all to have a defensive game.Im thinking development for this year. We have 5 ruckman on the list and I’d say we look best with only one in the AFL. So we can’t have 4 players sharing the rucking duties in the VFL. So why not give Bryan a full year at CHB or something like that.
That being said VFL may not even go ahead
Pretty sure he's meant to be a ruckman?Bryan's another young (very) tall who moves with a very impressive fluency and who does things which demonstrate extremely high potential.
I suspect this guy has a relatively long journey ahead of him being developed as a key forward.
I know it's just scratch match highlights, but some of the young guys look seriously impressive in that. Bryan, Crauford took some nice marks. Cahill looks nuggety as f***. Cahill in for Zaharakis would probably make us better. Crauf looks like he could in future hold down a KPF spot. It looked to me like he was the one taking the marks at the highest point rather than Nick Bryan.
Sounds like it
This is the first time I have heard this articulated, it's important to recognise what we do well, and in all my time alive we have had elite tall backmen, we develop them so well. If only we could do the same with midfielders! We had one era where we had an elite midfield in my life, and many of them were actually HFF, CHFsTall guys who are fast have about 50% of what is required to be a really good key defenders by default. That they can play footy probably acounts for 25%. The remainder is craft that quite clearly can be taught (with perhaps greater success than for any other position). We taught it to Hooker, Carlisle and Ambrose (all of whom arrived as forwards).