These are blokes that have dreamed of playing AFL football their entire life, but they can’t muster the desire to tackle, spoil, chase, or get the fundamentals like kick accurately, mark the ball, or hold an opponent accountable.
There is no discernible game plan, the connection between defense, midfield, and the forward line is non-existent.
What is the system for rebounding out of defense?
What are the forward line positional rotations?
What’s the midfield structure to lock the ball in forward half?
Right now they look like a bunch of individual players winging every disposal, instead of a team performing a well oiled game plan and working for each other.
It’s an indictment on both the players and the coaching, and it doesn’t seem like an issue that will be easily fixed.
To top it all off, if I see anymore turnover blind kicks forward I might just have to break some legs. It’s lazy, poor football and we should be past that, we’re not young and inexperienced anymore.
I’m making myself available for the mid season draft for the Blues. I meet all the prerequisites: excellent at turning it over; poor decision making; proficient at dropped marks; will not chase; and terrible by foot.