- May 5, 2009
- AFL Club
Not sure what he could have done in the middle anyway. He was in enough of the play without being in the center bounce.
It's the freedom to hunt the ball rather than guard against the break the wingers are required to do.
You take a bloke as a inside mid whose craft was developed at the lower level, absent the AFL intensity.
You then ask him to play what is probably the most difficult role on the ground at the same time that he's trying to test what made him re-draftable.
We're not even giving him a chance. Yes he's only a rookie but that's how we've decided to limit ourselves. Why are we so complacent about just wasting available talent? How would you even begin to justify that in any other professional industry?