You’re not overrating him, he is that good.I might be over rating him but I think Cameron is very good. A genuine first ruck.
Looking at Darcy Cameron’s output since Grundy has gone down. The fact he hasn’t cracked 50 AFL games, and is still 26, I’d be more than comfortable moving forward with him as Collingwood’s #1 ruckman, if a team came to Collingwood and made a very appealing offer for Brodie Grundy. Whether that does happen though is another story.
Mason Cox is a good depth/back up player to have at AFL level, nothing more. Pies would still need a ‘Darcy Cameron’ to replace Darcy Cameron as the back up/2nd ruck who can play forward/ruck - not too many of those around atm.
Then that wouldn't be an appealing offer to Collingwood.The offer would have to involve the Pies paying some of his salary so not sure how appealling it could be.
Then that wouldn't be an appealing offer to Collingwood.
Collingwood don’t need to get rid of him, there’s no reason to have to accept paying part of his salary, unless it’s compensated through a more generous offer via draft picks.
Interestingly, even our 3rd ruckman would probably be Geelong’s #1 ruck at the moment lol
That shouldnt be something to brag about. We are on the same amount of premiership points at two completely different stages of our premiership clocks lol
Yes and you have a ruckman on a million bucks a year, while the other ruckman is doing quite well. And is out of contract. And you also got rid of one of the best rucks in the competition so you could keep your million buck a year ruck.
Hence this thread.
You’re not overrating him, he is that good.
People forget he hasn’t even made it to 50 AFL games and finally getting a crack at first ruck at 26. Right time for him to hit his straps now and would be a huge recruit.
It was vs Essendon that Grundy went down and you can see Cameron’s exponential growth from GCS onwards as our first ruck. Since GCS game, form has been amongst the top 10 ruckmen in the competition IMO.
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Clubs are more likely to come hard at Cameron given his form this year.
Who the hell would want to take on Grundy’s contract ?!
Maybe also check out the marks and tackle column. His numbers are amongst the best in that period of time of any ruckman in the league. That is unsurprising?Unsurprising though that he has more hit outs and disposals from round 7 onwards when he's playing in the ruck rather than up forward? The same reason it's unsurprising he has kicked fewer goals in that time.
In saying that he has played well (Cox as well), so it's going to be interesting to see what you do when Grundy returns. Unfortunately, it seems all three play better when afforded more time in the ruck, and they can't all do that at the same time.
Another thing worth noting is that, yes, Cameron is 26 so may have some upside. But he's 27 in less than a month and Grundy has just turned 28, so they're very similar in age. With one you're talking about upside, with the other you're talking about known A grade performance. At the same Age Grundy was already a 2 X All Australian, 2 X BnF winner, 1 x Herald Sun Player of the year. I can't see how Grundy doesn't come back and play as your number one ruck when fit.