- Jul 7, 2014
- AFL Club
100% correct I'm afraid. Used to tackle with intent and play with super intensity.Merrett is my prototype example for players coming in full of talent and hunger only to convert to the Essendon way 5 seasons in.
It's a disease that needs to be eradicated, no matter the cost.
Over time the mediocrity slowly creeps in, player effort drops off by 5 to 10% and here we are. It still looks kind of the same but they just don't quite get to the same level. I think it's our version of "professionalism".
Pick and choose when to go and when to try it seems. Our "senior" players reek of it.