Norm Smith Medallist
- Jul 15, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Boston Celtics, Patriots
Disagree slightly - I think you're right in terms of ruck contest themselves, in fact we might actually gain a bit in the ruck duels themselves. But in general play, Lobb has been pretty good for a number of weeks. And even if we concede he's been beaten in all facets, I can't see Darcy doing better ... hopefully I'm totally wrong on that too BTW, just my thoughts.Lobb has been in form for what, two games? He was poor against Richmond and Adelaide, and even against Brissie got beaten in the ruck from what I saw but had a great last quarter around the ground. We really are not going to lose as much by swapping Darcy in as first ruck as people think is my prediction.
What ticks me off is not getting to see Lobb in the position he actually seems best for - as forward/second ruck. That would be a huge upgrade on Cox.
Either way, this is what Darcy is here for, he's the definitive No. 1 in waiting.
And yes, couldn't agree more - the more annoying thing is that we aren't going to see Lobb and Darcy on the field at the same time. With Cox in average form (being kind?) and Tabbs out, odds of that being a reality were pretty good until the Lobb injury.