- Jun 21, 2011
- AFL Club
What does getting cheap uncontested marks up the ground have to do with Esava’s reading of the ball in flight?
He impacts contests in the air, that’s his strength and his value to our 22. The criticism that he doesn’t read the flight well couldn’t be further from the truth.
He gets out marked too easily & into the wrong position in marking contests because he doesn't read the flight of the ball - that's evident just watching him
And getting some early, cheap touches would be great for getting him into the match as he plays better when his confidence is up and early touches is the best way of getting his confidence up - not sure there's a bigger confidence player at the club than him
If he drops a couple of early marks it becomes easy to forget he's actually playing because he seems to then go missing. Get him involved early, and even if he isn't racking up the disposals, he seems better involved in the match