- May 10, 2016
- AFL Club
I agree that was their philosophy. Whether your in the premiership window or not it was completely wrong. You should always draft for need with players that are physically ready to go or if they aren't they have the talent to get them through. We totally stuffed up that draft. The worry with Jones is not his physical attributes but he doesn't play with any calmness of mind and composure. Seems to be panicking out there and doesn't seem to have the killer instinct.I think we can all agree that the AFC thought we had a premiership team loaded with mature stars...and thus chose the 2 most underdone, skinny (but talented) kids avaiable in the first round.
I believe they did this to reduce presure on selection and increase their chance of retaining the talent long term. Give them 2-3 years in the SANFL like we did with Doedee while the men racked up finals appearences each year.
Now being forced to play them against seasoned men has set them back significantly.
Lets hope its as easy as giving them "time"....they sure dont look like 1st rounders atm.