Agree. Unless we have someone else lined up we have all of this excess salary cap we accumulated.Can’t understand why Silvagni is being so conservative, we desperately need mature bodied talent in any position on the field.
I believe you 100%.nothing wrong with his frame that I can see, his quads etc are peak, his goal-kicking is schmick, get him to work on his running and acceleration and keep him off any grassy knolls over summer and we have a deadset mid-forward weapon..........
He has no AFL attributes.What talent does he possess? Slow, no tank, poor user of the ball, poor goal sense, poor positioning.
Sorry, don't see it.
I think your comment reveals the basic tension with the mid-season draft. Everything you say makes perfect sense if the draft is seen as an opportunity to make a long-term selection, as the end of year drafts have always been. However, the whole purpose of the mid-season draft (according to the AFL) is short-term -- it's a chance to top up on a position where you've had an unexpected run of injuries or whatever. In essence the AFL wants this to be a different kind of draft to all the other drafts we're used to.Ive got no problems cutting Deluca as such.
My concern is the waste of time, money and resources in picking him in the first place. He was never picked up with the view of being an A grader, so why not at the very least give him the opportunity to complete a full pre season to truly determine if he has the attributes to make it.
We would have been better off plucking a ruckman with raw potential, or as you mentioned, picking up a player expected to go in the draft a few months earlier than expected and get some time into him if that was the case.
I'll reiterate...an absolutely stupid move recruiting him in the first place, if he is cut.
We have a Next Gen program?
I will ask Diesel if Dow's kicking can improve and in his opinion can Dow be the A grader we all hope for.Yes please.
1/Sticks, how many hours per week should McKay practice goal kicking?
2/ When can you start as his personal coach?
3/ Diesel I love you.
Whaddya mean that ain't a question? Geez.