- Aug 14, 2021
- AFL Club
Yeah some of the distance goal kicking stuff was weird, there was shots from very kickable distances that he seemed to pass on. I think with the kicking it may have been an issue when he re-aggravated that calf issue mid season (think it was calf may have been hamstring) because in the Adelaide game which was his debut he had no issue kicking from distance and slotted one from around 50m with no real issues yet later in the year he seemed more hesitant, round 18 against Sydney comes to mind. Thought his marking was great all year, on a per game basis he was right near the top for both contested marking and marks inside 50, while not as mobile as he once was still found ways to use his craft to free himself up and use his strong hands.He did have a few kicking yips - some weeks passing off to someone else when he should have taken the shot - but overall marked well and kicked well enough (20 g, 9 b @ 2.2 goals per game). I agree if he can only play 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5 because he needs a week off to freshen up, then so be it - prefer to have him 75 or 80% than break down mid-season and only get 50% of the year.