- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2020
Last Game Played: n/a
Injury Status: n/a
I am more optimistic but probs better to not get our hopes up I think. Sound like he came home with a wet sail and can take a good grab. From memory, the early knock on Hurley was his speed..
Top speed needs work.
As long as his acceleration over 10-20m is good then he’ll be able to get some separation on the lead.Top speed needs work.
How many KPF have to run at top speed? He's got good acceleration which is more important on the lead
Our issue with our talls are that Belly, Hooker, Hurley, Brown and McKernan are among the oldest players on our list. And Stewart has question marks.Havent we got enough talls with Brown,Stewart,McKernan,Daniher?
Holy cow, Josh Kennedy is one of the most athletic and agile key forwards in the game, can turn on a dime and was a pick 5 that was universally rated. Gown is a relative nobody taken in the fourth round.Reminds me of J. Kennedy. Looking at his score involvements he must have good forward play IQ.
I can't really see anything to be negative about. He's the one I'm most excited about.
Height isn't the measurement that matters. For all we know Gown has the reach of a taller player .
As an aside - While i understand people use the expression 'riewoldt like/style' to signify an elite tank for the position, it really is hard on the younger guys. No player has ever had a tank like Riewoldt at his position.As long as his acceleration over 10-20m is good then he’ll be able to get some separation on the lead.
Tank will come with time in the system, even if he’ll never be a Nick Reiwoldt style player, very few players struggle to run out games well enough after a couple of years.
If he’s got the footy nous then there’s a solid chance for a reasonably late pick which is all you can ask.
I was meaning in the sense the Reiwoldt was largely a roaming CHF type moreso than a stay at home FF kind of player. Reiwoldt was a combination of an aerobic freak with a massive work ethic to get the most out of himself, I’m not sure too many will KPPs will be his equal, but he’s the most well known modern era player of that type so I guess we all use him as a comparison.As an aside - While i understand people use the expression 'riewoldt like/style' to signify an elite tank for the position, it really is hard on the younger guys. No player has ever had a tank like Riewoldt at his position.
Riewoldt is the most aerobically gifted Key position player ever. Period. He might well have a primary stake in the conversation regardless of position. Its tough to then say he isnt riewoldt style - no one really is.
But to your main point i agree. He reportedly has a good leap and agility - all signs his burst off the mark can be developed into what is required as it shows he has power as opposed to pure speed; which is probably more important for a key forward.
As long as he is standard in endurance he may well make it.