List Mgmt. Who is playing for their careers? 2020 edition.

Tom14

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Surprised Allison survived the cut, personally.

Also dont think Cox will make it in the long run but happy for him to prove us all wrong.
Allison has a contract and we already moved him to the rookie list last year. Can't really cut him.

I'm still optimistic on Cox. On completely zero evidence though!
 

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Berrygood

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We have shown a propensity to move contracted players onto the Rookie list in recent years.
Yeah, the rookie list has become more of a last chance list these days. If you have been dropped to there you pretty much have a year, 2 at the outside, to prove you can make it. Not a bad way to use it i guess. A wake up call for those dropped back and a real encouragement for those drafted directly on to it. Although i see corey lyons relegation as an exception to the rule. Just hasnt had the opportunity over the last 2yrs to get a run. I think he has something to offer. Wont be a star but can be as reliable and consistent as his brother. More than any player i want to see him get a crack next year and i mean 3 games in a row at least. He deserves it, and he deserves to know within himself if he can cut it or not.
 

Dlions

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Yeah, the rookie list has become more of a last chance list these days. If you have been dropped to there you pretty much have a year, 2 at the outside, to prove you can make it. Not a bad way to use it i guess. A wake up call for those dropped back and a real encouragement for those drafted directly on to it. Although i see corey lyons relegation as an exception to the rule. Just hasnt had the opportunity over the last 2yrs to get a run. I think he has something to offer. Wont be a star but can be as reliable and consistent as his brother. More than any player i want to see him get a crack next year and i mean 3 games in a row at least. He deserves it, and he deserves to know within himself if he can cut it or not.
Yeah I’m more on the Skinner train than Lyons in that respect.
But they both deserve a chance.
But I think it will only be injury or really bad form that will get them games.
 

PattyKwasagun

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I'd be very surprised if Corey Lyons makes it at senior level, too many senior guys in front of him as well as promising youngsters in all likely hood going past him.
I think that's probably fair, and could probably be said about a few on the list - Lyons, Matho, Cox come to mind. Certainly a bunch who are up against it with the depth of quality on the list now.
 

WhiteLionFeva

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Conole has mentioned "high level traits" when describing certain players and he did so when asked about Coleman pre-draft. I'm not sure C Lyons or Matho have them. Skinner maybe. Cox definitely does but what he needs to show, in my view, is more intensity.
 

Dlions

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Conole has mentioned "high level traits" when describing certain players and he did so when asked about Coleman pre-draft. I'm not sure C Lyons or Matho have them. Skinner maybe. Cox definitely does but what he needs to show, in my view, is more intensity.
Needs a bit of Kysaiah Pickett about him?
 

scoman

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Conole has mentioned "high level traits" when describing certain players and he did so when asked about Coleman pre-draft. I'm not sure C Lyons or Matho have them. Skinner maybe. Cox definitely does but what he needs to show, in my view, is more intensity.
The worry for me with Cox is he doesn't appear to have much 'time' when he gets the ball at AFL level. Gets run down, takes too long to find an option, seems to go at half pace. That's alarming for a player in his position.
 

marooned

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The worry for me with Cox is he doesn't appear to have much 'time' when he gets the ball at AFL level. Gets run down, takes too long to find an option, seems to go at half pace. That's alarming for a player in his position.
That’s the jump from Neafl to AFL.With an extended run if the AFL I think he would adjust to the pace.
 

T Rick

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Jeez it must be tough for Jacob Allison - he really does look like he is a "dead man walking" in a ruthless industry. It would be hard to imagine him turning it around from here but who knows?
 

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Johnny Bananas

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Jeez it must be tough for Jacob Allison - he really does look like he is a "dead man walking" in a ruthless industry. It would be hard to imagine him turning it around from here but who knows?
He still has time to run on his contract, which has bought him more opportunity than comparable situations in other sports. In a league like the NBA he would simply be bought out and shown the door, or possibly traded halfway across the country without his consent as he has a contract due to expire soon. Now that's tough.
 

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