Jesus died for somebodies sins but not mine
- May 28, 2016
- AFL Club
Agreed in concept: at AFL level with the increased speed of players, and the tackling pressure that comes with it, he may struggle resulting in his confidence be ruined. It’s a definite possibility. Many players with potential have been thrown to the wolves (thinking Jack Watts amongst many others).His athleticism and competitiveness has never been a question. It’s how he is with ball in hand, and the decisions he makes. You don’t want to bring him in when he’s not ready and he becomes the next billy hartung whipping boy. Maybe later in the season if it’s over we can give him a taste
The mid-season draft throws a spanner in the works for his debut. If we use a spot to upgrade CJ then we cannot use that spot in the mid-season draft.It would be nice if he could get a taste this year at some stage which would indicate the Club believes he is likely to make it and will be promoted at season end. He does have the good physical attributes and it would appear it is purely about teaching him game sense which he seems to be doing well.
Who does he force out of the side (when all are fit)?CJ has done a Sicily, he has gone from a half forw who was struggling to get involved in games, into a free lance half back that is known for intercepting and running off half back for the last part of last year and this season, he is going so well he is not far from a possible debut? either this season or next.