With respect if Cmac has a little of his old man running through him he could well be the one to watch, I'm told could more than hold his own and then some, good local footballer who doesn't take kindly to being asked to step aside.i think its a smaller list than that, players who will fly the flag on our list seem to be
Jaeger O'Meara, did it in 2018 finals campaign and sometimes when the heat is on
Sam Frost, has stood up to some of the big units on behalf of fellow defenders
Blake Hardwick, stands up for himself
Daniel Howe, stands up for himself
DGB, showing some ability to fly the flag but needs to physically develop a bit more
Jai Newcombe, theres potential there, he doesnt mind a strong tackle or a strong bump, but has yet to hurt an opponent
Jackson Callow, has stood up for team mates at Box Hill
thats about it, not many that would fly the flag or push the culture back to the unsociable hawks that won the 2008 premiership.
From what I've seen of Cmac I reckon it bubbles below the surface and a case of him showing restraint and discipline, maybe when he feels he belongs the ruthless streak will shine through
JOM has always had a far higher edge than I gave him credit for he became a Hawk, each time it gets a little niggly he is there abouts and more than happy to continue.
Kosi shows a bit of willingness and again I think he is trying to be disciplined rather than letting him self go.
Sometimes young footballers need to know they belong and are almost to scared of being undisciplined