They're also mentally weak (as seen by the Hub fiasco of 2020) and culturally weak (as seen in the last few weeks incidents). It's a dark dark time at the club, I don't see them lifting from this position for 5+ years. They'll never be absolute cellar dwellars, as the home ground advantage at Optus will always give them five-six wins a season even when they're a basketcase. But I see a long winter of poor seasons for the Eagles coming up.Is it really "15 players out"?
I see Allen, Sheed, NicNat and Yeo. That's about it. Dogs have 14 "out" if you look at their injury list.
Also if you want to play Allen fwd then Darling or Kennedy need to get out of the way. I dont see any improvement in them next year with a full squad. Kennedy, Hurn, Nicnat and Shuey are all cooked.
So they really dont have has much "out" as is being made out. The idea they are going to somehow magically come good is a bit of a fallacy. The actually lost 7 of their last 9 games of 2021. So the idea this is just a bad run because of covid just isnt correct. They have been down for quite a while now.