- Jul 21, 2015
- AFL Club
- West Coast
I don’t want to discredit Gov’s ability in the one on one. He is an absolute gun. But I also suspect the stat is slightly skewed by the context of his contests. Because he does float off his man for intercept possessions, I suspect that he just doesn’t quite engage in contests if he’s out of position and make a desperate lunge when he’s likely beaten.We have all seen this stat a few times now and know how much Gov wins 1v1 contests. It is pretty simple really Gov reads the play and flight of the ball better than anyone else in the comp.
An interesting stat for me would be how often he wins in a wrestle vs how often he wins in the air.
Again, Gov is the best in the world at what he does, just providing some additional context of my view on the stat.