I absolutely understand the frustration and impatience. I’m guilty of it too.
That said, I agree with the OP in that the weekend’s game wasn’t as bad as has been made out. If Tommo had kicked a little longer and straighter towards the end, the discussion would be a slightly different one.
It wasn’t a pretty spectacle for the neutral but I saw some signs of getting back on track. We met and bettered Geelong in the contested battle, and some of the passages of play this year have been better than anything we saw in 2019.
We allowed them to take too many uncontested marks and surely that is something the coaches will look at. The forward line remains a concern but it is not too late to shake it up and try to find a working combination. It is retrievable.
A Clarkson said he views us a finals quality side. For now, I’ll stick with his assessment.