Most of the aforementioned were great contested extractors and had fantastic, quick footy brains. Traits seemingly undervalued in many player assessments these days.Mitchell was in the game until recently, and I'd add Pendlebury to that list.
I think the "slow" tag is a misnomer, often they aren't slow, just not super quick. But the blokes on that list just create their own time and space.
I just hate seeing blokes like Atkins and Brownless copping this mantle before they've played a senior game. I'd rather see what they can bring to the team. We've had fast players who've brought nothing of value.