Ability to bounce back quickly is all about the list. And ours is sh*t, with little room to move salary cap wise, a non existent young talent pool, except for first year players, and minimal leverage drafting wise, with picks already traded away this year. You need to take the rose coloured glasses off. Everyone in the media, plus other coaches / clubs know we are in the sh*tI still don't get the doom and gloom posters that think we are destined for bottom 4 for years and need a total list re-build.
Footy these day and you can spin it around in as little as a year or two, It could be a game plan re-set (Sydney) An attitude and application improvement (Doggies) Or a new coach/Assistants.
It becomes less about the list and more about other factors, the game has never been as tactical or strategy based as it is now and this year has proved the divide between teams on any given day is not all that great.
What I see is the same old fundamentals and principles that Bucks trots out like contest is king, what a load of Garbage, Geelong and WC are not contested based teams but have brilliant systems in place to maintain the footy and control games, this is why they appear to be two of the cleanest kicking teams going around while Collingwood why have nothing but Contest, grunt and scrap as the real fundamental of our play appear to be a poor disposal and movement team because the lack of time with CLEAN footy and space means there is a clear disconnect with players up the ground, hence our lack of understanding with eachother.
No for mine a cleanout in the coaching ranks will have us on the right track and quite quickly to be honest.