- Oct 15, 2015
- AFL Club
I reckon you’ve hit the nail on the head there. There’s too much going on above the shoulders at the moment.Lewis has been pretty good since he's been playing in the forward line. Jagged a few goals here and there (should have more, too) but has made one of the opposition's key defenders accountable (ie McGovern) and keeping them out of a lot of contests. Beats having another guy down there who'll jump at anything and bring their man to every contest. Doesn't do a lot for forward pressure but he's not alone there. The likes of Baker, Petty, maybe C Wagner have shown a little bit as well.
I think the key thing has been the form of our better players. Good teams can carry a few potatoes here and there and even make them look decent, whereas our best players have been inconsistent, scratchy or out of form. If those guys can get their act together, the rest of the lesser lights will follow.
I’ve no idea what the solution is. Goody’s approach of focusing on the basics might be the right approach in the long term, but he did use the word ‘stress’ a lot in his presser, and it seems like that is what the players are getting out of it, rather than confidence.