Jaeger O'Meara

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He finished 5th in the best and fairest in 2018 and finished 3rd last year.

He averaged more contested possessions per game than every Essendon player and every Carlton player besides Cripps (ahead of Matt & Brad Crouch, Taranto, Kelly, Shuey, Sheed, Shiel, Merrett, Martin, Gray, Wines, Pendlebury and Zorko)
Pay attention, I was talking about Patton.

Amazing though the number of contested possessions JOM manages to get ahead of outside mids such as Kelly, Shuey, Shiel, Merrett and Zorko, and part-time forwards in Martin and Gray.

No one is debating JOM can get the ball, it’s what he does with it is the issue.
 

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I don't disagree with anything that was said. JOM is a B-grade mid and it's doubtful that he'll ever rise above that. After his first couple of seasons you would have thought he'd end up as a Brownlow Medalist and multi-time All-Australian and B&F winner. Injuries have ruined what could have potentially been one of the great careers. Just my opinion.
Bit early for a tipple Jobe?
 

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He won’t ever fulfil his talent, but he was tauted as a generational player and it was always going to be hard to match the hype.

He also used to be a beautiful kick of the ball and has regressed significantly as his action has changed. Watch his junior highlights to show just how drastically different it is. His current action is very awkward, which is why he has a tendency to butcher the ball.

Worpel overtook him last year, and he’ll never be more than just a good complimentary mid.
If Worpel played for Carlton would be their second best mid as a 20 yo!
 

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If Worpel played for Carlton would be their second best mid as a 20 yo!
Perhaps. He was our best last year so I wouldn't be crowing about other clubs depth.

Jaeger carried our midfield early until Works found his groove. In general clubs continued to target Jaeger.

I'm interested to see how they all got his year with Mitchell back.
 

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at 20 years of age winning B+F you are going to overtake a lot of players bruh

Also the fact with Mitchell out Jaeger had a lot more focus allowing Worpel to really shine
Worpel couldn't play the role Jaeger did last year.
It wasn't the best role for Jaeger bit it was what the team needed him to do
If Tom can get back to what he was doing in 2018 it will be interesting to see who has a better year out of the three this year if they all get to play their preferred roles
 

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Lost his agility and speed due to injury and it has never come back, so just a solidly good inside mid rather than the elite-tier player he could have been. Gold Coast should be put on trial for what they did to his knees.
 

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at 20 years of age winning B+F you are going to overtake a lot of players bruh

Also the fact with Mitchell out Jaeger had a lot more focus allowing Worpel to really shine
Teams don’t put a lot of time into the third best inside midfielder playing in a bottom 10 team, hence why Jaegar’s stats (except kicking efficiency) still look good.

Also people who say bruh on the internet don’t usually say it in real life, so I’d pump the brakes on that one.
 

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Lost his agility and speed due to injury and it has never come back, so just a solidly good inside mid rather than the elite-tier player he could have been. Gold Coast should be put on trial for what they did to his knees.
Still has extremely good speed, maybe lost a touch? Definitely still very quick.
 

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Teams don’t put a lot of time into the third best inside midfielder playing in a bottom 10 team, hence why Jaegar’s stats (except kicking efficiency) still look good.

Also people who say bruh on the internet don’t usually say it in real life, so I’d pump the brakes on that one.
Did you actually watch the Hawks much last season? He was copping attention week in week out.
 

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Lost his agility and speed due to injury and it has never come back, so just a solidly good inside mid rather than the elite-tier player he could have been. Gold Coast should be put on trial for what they did to his knees.
He’s still quick, but he doesn’t have the same balanced inside/outside game he was developing to full affect in his first few years at the Gold Coast, as he was actually looking like substantiating the ridiculous hype surrounding him.

His inside game has partly come about through Hawthorn’s need to develop another inside mid, partly for preservation purposes and partly because his kicking is well below par to have him play an outside role.
 

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Did you actually watch the Hawks much last season? He was copping attention week in week out.
You realise football is a contested game and and players have to play on an opponent when the ball is in dispute?

Good teams back their systems and don’t put much planning into players like O’Meara.
 

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You realise football is a contested game and and players have to play on an opponent when the ball is in dispute?

Good teams back their systems and don’t put much planning into players like O’Meara.
Good teams like the Giants who sent De Boer to him last season?
 

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Good teams like the Giants who sent De Boer to him last season?
Wow, massive sample size here.

So of the few teams that actually use a tagger, out of Worpel and JOM they chose JOM.

If it was the third mid sitting on him at a stoppage, let’s say Mitch Duncan v Geelong, no one would bat an eyelid.
 

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Wow, massive sample size here.

So of the few teams that actually use a tagger, out of Worpel and JOM they chose JOM.

If it was the third mid sitting on him at a stoppage, let’s say Mitch Duncan v Geelong, no one would bat an eyelid.
Or maybe teams did put a lot of attention in to him, especially around stoppages last season. I watched every game, most multiple times and it happened.

Couldn't care less if you rate him or not that is an opinion, but he was on the end of a lot of attention.
 

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Lost his agility and speed due to injury and it has never come back, so just a solidly good inside mid rather than the elite-tier player he could have been. Gold Coast should be put on trial for what they did to his knees.
What did the club try and save money and not use doctors to fix them or highly trained sports physios?
 

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Teams don’t put a lot of time into the third best inside midfielder playing in a bottom 10 team, hence why Jaegar’s stats (except kicking efficiency) still look good.

Also people who say bruh on the internet don’t usually say it in real life, so I’d pump the brakes on that one.
Played as a release player at Gold Coast without the first choice tag. Last year he played inside mid role which was largely new to him at AFL level AND had first choice tag after about a third of the way through the season. Agree he wont be what he could be. However he is a lot better then you give him credit.
 

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See this actually an interesting example because Jaegar was getting a lot of the ball but we were dominating to half time, at which point we put Ed Curnow onto O’Meara.

In hindsight we should have just let him going about his business and continued to play offensive at the stoppages, which was the reason we’d got so far ahead initially.

It was a poor call from Bolton not backing in the system we’d brought into the game.
 

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O'Meara's biggest issue is fading out of games after halftime. He routinely gathers around twenty first half possies only to end up with mid/high twenties at the end.
Not sure if it's an aerobic thing or if his crook knee's getting sore after the main break but I'm sure he's acutely aware of it.
That said, 3rd in the b&f is reflective of a very solid 2019 and he should only improve after another pre season + the return of Mitchell
 

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