Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 4, 2016
- AFL Club
Yep my example was cricket. Although to be completely fair, when Joe Denly played with us holy hell did he transform the team.I can't remember who I was talking about this with on here - and it was a while ago, to be fair - but we were talking about the difference between a sport like basketball, in which one player can completely elevate a side, to cricket, where one is not enough but two absolutely can be, to football where you're getting into needing the bottom 6 from 18 to contribute.
It really could just be that AFL is unique in its requirements as far as teamwork and player contribution goes. We need more buy in, better across the board skills, and greater trust between players than other sports do.