- Jul 24, 2015
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Fair enough.Because he's had enough chances to breakout and any improvement is just natural improvement.
You'll be still be saying he's a breakout contender when he's a 27yo by your theory.
If he keeps up his natural improvement till he's 25 he'll be an elite mid in the comp anyway. And that is as likely as any massive improvement this year.
If he has a "breakout year" then it will be an AFL media narrative and there won't be much we can do about that. But I reckon to create that narrative his improvement would have to be more than just averaging 25 touches (half contested), 6 clearances and 3-4 tackles a game.
Which is what he on track for with ongoing natural improvement.
If he's averaging closer to 30 touches this year then it's probably safe to say he's had a breakout season tho.
How's that sound?