Former Essendon captain Tim Watson picked up something from Geelong’s win over Collingwood that’s impressed him greatly.
Mature-age recruit Tim Kelly caught Watson’s eye on several stages throughout the game.
“I’ll tell you how good Tim Kelly is, on numerous occasions yesterday he beat Ablett to reading the ball and getting it before Ablett did,” he told SEN Breakfast.
“He’s a super talent.”
Garry Lyon agreed and had some big praise for Kelly, rating his acquisition ahead of every trade made last season.
“Kelly might be the recruit of the year,” he said.
Kelly picked up 22 disposals in the win.
The former Melbourne captain said Gary Ablett’s lack of midfield time yesterday isn’t something Cats fans should necessarily expect.
“I don’t think you need to put him in a box or label him, he’ll play both areas, I thought he was okay,” he said.
“Possessions aren’t everything, don’t worry about his 30 disposals because it doesn’t tell you much, but his game was very good.”
Ablett spent the entire first quarter in the forward line, but when the game was on the line in the fourth term, he spent nearly 20 minutes in the middle.
He finished with 32 disposals and a goal for the day.