Norm Smith Medallist
- Dec 18, 2016
- AFL Club
Does Brad Johnson not count for the last point?As indicated by others, a little early to judge other than to say needs more time, fitness and development.
Having said that, Jake has displayed some attributes that gives me hope -
- pretty quick over distance as on show in the GF sprint (was ‘in it’ right till last 10 metres). The key is acceleration over first 5-10 metres, but still rather encouraging.
- at times showed that can hit up passes pretty neatly.
- in some games showed some neat crumbing, and goal snapping. As a small forward will ready need to get to the 2-3 a game level at VFL, next season or two.
Didn’t see much evidence of tackling intensity - will need to show that.
The essential requirement will be building the tank and staying uninjured, but looks like a few facets to build on.
As a related point - I would like to see Geelong bring in a specialist small forward coach to master class on the art - even for a month or two.