Moore was a dominant ruckman in an era when rucks could run in off 15 steps and launch over others who wanted to take body position. He and Mark Lee had the ability to clear the centre congestion with giant knocks forward. He then followed up his work a little like Grundy or Fraser used to. IN full flight Moore was a fantastic athlete and he complemented his ruckwork with towering marks up forward and kicking goals.
Dempsey was a slower ruckman but he absolutely knocked up taking marks in the backline. I'd rank him alongside McEvoy from Hawthorn. Both tough, smart if slow, lumbering ruckmen. Consistent without being brilliant.
Yep. He's starting to read the ball flight, but still not a strength yet. When he gets even better at reading the ball flight and thus clunking more marks, he'll go from being awesome to being unbelievably awesome.