He's no John Meesen...Yep, understand that. But you either have it or you don’t, and I’m not seeing many lasting AFL qualities. Fair?
And I never said this was it. I said if this is it. So if McHenry in 4 years time is just a scraper and a hustler while still having these same flaws, is it good enough?
This comparison doesn't work. Dangerfield had the freakish athletic traits to offset his rough edges. McHenry doesn't.In mindset, yes.. definately different players.
but early days dangerfield was a very raw product that did some ridiculously erratic sh*t.
Geezuz, we are talking about a bloody 10 game player here..
not sure why everyone has this expectation that every single player that comes in and doesnt perform like a polished 150 game player from game 1 should be immediately dumped..
that’s not exactly first round, super draft territory though is it?And as nuffie as a response as could be expected. If he fails the eye test, then it's because you have sh*t eyes.
A small forward has three jobs. To score, to set up scoring opportunities and to defend. McHenry, this season, is elite in two of those three facets. It's just not the spectacular goals so the mouthbreathers don't get it.
Super draft in the top 10 or so but apart from Xavier Duursma, James Rowbottom and of late Sam Sturt taken after Ned it gets a bit skinny after that.Third year in the system as a first round pick in a super draft. Its not looking good for him and Chayce.
7 score involvements bettered only by Walker (11), Schoenberg (9), Sholl and O'Brien (8), he did plenty wrong but also did quite a few good things which are conveniently overlooked. Rated elite by the AFL in both pressure acts and score involvements. On par with Rory Sloane at an average of 21.5 pressure acts/game over their careers and only bettered by 1 teammate Sam Berry at an extraordinary 26.5 over his 4 AFL games, those 3 are streets ahead of anyone else in the team. Looking at the pressure stats over the career of all Crows players you'd have to say we appear to be pretty ordinary in that facet of the game over time.Had more frees against than he did kicks.
I'm not sure that's a development issue.I feel that we may have botched his development. Who the hell is instructing him to niggle his opponents to the point we're giving the ball back with needless free kicks? Why can't he execute basic kicks when his skills looked okay in the SANFL?
Sure, he definately needs to improve several parts of his game but...Ned is lucky we are winning .. he is getting carried IMHO. If we lost a few he would be amongst the first to be dropped. I would put pedler in neds position instantly and he would be more effective even not 100% fit