I mean it's not just me who can't see it. Its JL's former head coach. And pretty much the rest of the league and former players and coaches. I think the standard supporter is too quick to see a lack of points and assume it's the forward line's lack of quality. You have to look at the supply, and if there are already 20 odd players, including the primary opposition plus 1 and Ruckman waiting to intercept/destroy in the forward 50 because the supply is too slow, what chance do they have? Maybe the odd crumbed goal from a stoppage and a huge pack of players from a small forward, or a small forward tackle, which is what we sometimes got.I'm really surprised you can't see it. He's made no secret of it and we've gone and got Clark even though we had a plethora of running half backs. It's obvious and we see it when we're dominating an opponent.
The only reason it's stifled is we aren't quite there yet player wise. Our defence is fine in most games so there's definitely room for improvement, we don't have enough pace in the midfield yet, and our forwardline is substandard.
Did you notice most of our goals against Collingwood occurred when we had a 6/6/6 from the centrebounce, before the opposition had time to get back and have the numerical advantage?
Agree re: cattle, but my point is Geelong and Collingwood didn't make huge cattle changes, but really had large coaching (read Richmond influence) shifts. Geelong added a little bit of pace and youth, and of course a gun key forward, but the biggest shift was the moving to swift counter, playing on and running together en masse vs possession and territory based percentage football.
Will watch with interest if we manage to go further down that road next season. For example, i'd imagine a fyfe in a spacious (not jam packed) forward line could play a dusty type role if we manage to put it together.