Former Richmond coach Danny Frawley believes Geelong need to ‘bite the bullet’ and play Patrick Dangerfield as a forward.
Geelong are coming off a game in which their star midfielders Dangerfield, Joel Selwood, Gary Ablett and Tim Kelly all had at least 29 disposals, but still resulted in a 15-point loss to the Crows in Adelaide.
Dangerfield himself had 33 disposals and three goals, but Frawley believes the current makeup of their midfield leaves them vulnerable defensively and they have enough to cover for Dangerfield if he were to go forward.
“I think they’re going to have to play Dangerfield forward, it’s as simple as that,” Frawley told SEN Breakfast.
“Forget his 35, let’s get four or five (goals) out of him.
“I think they’re going to have to really bite the bullet with him.
“They’ve got enough other guys.
“Sometimes ripping those eight guys through there creates mayhem for the opposition, but it also opens up the other end where I think this is their big concern.
“Their backline last night looked really shaky, but the way the ball came in through the midfield was far too easy.
“I’d be having a set midfield with four or five.”