Agree with the first but question the last ( I don't think you are entirely blaming the coach but it reads this way somewhat)By thinking rationally, I really don’t see it like that. Why do we play Mundy? He’s just as unlikely to be there when we are contending. But the support, especially physical support, allows the emerging midfielders to actually be competitive. They can learn all the lessons dished out to them last weekend but also have a big body (such as Blakely or Duman, or Conca) standing alongside them, taking some of the hits.
And sure our forward line was hung out to dry, but if you are playing a physically underdeveloped player like Henry for development, putting him in that kind of situation verges on irresponsible. Regardless it is the job of our coaches to develop strategies to mitigate team inadequacies. If you put a team of small forwards on the park you need to play to their advantage, and we simply did not. We kicked it to Darcy who was no match for a bog ordinary, but much more mobile KPD who did whatever he liked.
What if the plan was to go in small , work the ball forward but the Carlton pressure forced the players to panic and revert back to the 2016-18 Dockers and kick it up the line to a losing contest .
This is part of development.
It's not entirely the coaches fault
JLo now needs to use that failure as an educational tool to show the young ones what happens when you react to pressure .
If this becomes a common problem then you can say it is a coach failure But
I think we've seen enough positives in 2020 to say it isn't JLos intent