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Watching this guy in the last quarter, I honestly believe that he is our next bona fide superstar. Quiet for three quarters, then someone or something flicked the switch. His marking became clean and precise, and his delivery by hand was perfect. He will improve his set shot kicking I'm sure, and will boot a few bags in the future. 

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Watching this guy in the last quarter, I honestly believe that he is our next bona fide superstar. Quiet for three quarters, then someone or something flicked the switch. His marking became clean and

The only reason to play Jackson at the moment is to increase his trade value. Jackson is superfluous to need and it was a mistake to draft him. He will never be a first ruck and if he can't make this

I'll go along with the "Mental" part of your post.

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Yep, just got to fix the kicking, but Jackson and Kossie up forward, entertaining times to come

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He was okay. Bordering on good. Hard for any one player to have much influence today. There were a few games last year that showcased what he is capable of more than today.

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3 minutes ago, The Stigga said:

Yep, just got to fix the kicking, but Jackson and Kossie up forward, entertaining times to come

Here, here

Took some ripper marks....

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16 minutes ago, Flower Magic said:

Watching this guy in the last quarter, I honestly believe that he is our next bona fide superstar. Quiet for three quarters, then someone or something flicked the switch. His marking became clean and precise, and his delivery by hand was perfect. He will improve his set shot kicking I'm sure, and will boot a few bags in the future. 

I couldn't agree more.  Things just seemed to click for him.  Possibly on the back of that big chase and contest for the loose ball on our 50 that ended with him giving away a highly dubious high contact free?  That was awesome to see him just put on the afterburners and charge through. 

Now we just need someone to chat with him about his set shot routine... 

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A very young ruckman able to develop while playing a role adequately at the top level is nothing to be scoffed at.  Would be entirely happy if over the course of this season he just became enough of a potential headache that opponents have to take him seriously and make our mix of talls even harder to plan for.

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What if Tmac keeps playing like he did today and Jackson keeps improving?

A nice problem to have but I wonder how Weid and Brown fit into the equation.

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3 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

What if Tmac keeps playing like he did today and Jackson keeps improving?

A nice problem to have but I wonder how Weid and Brown fit into the equation.

Was thinking the same

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That pack mark was an absolute ripper

Hopefully a few more of those and all the naysayers who reckon he was too expensive at pick 3 will shut up 

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Was talking about this with my mates after the game, he is a strong mark, just needs to work on his goal kicking.

Wasn't Johno Brown going to help Weed this year, maybe we could also get him to help LJ with some goal kicking?

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11 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

What if Tmac keeps playing like he did today and Jackson keeps improving?

A nice problem to have but I wonder how Weid and Brown fit into the equation.

If T Mac continues to play like he did today then clearly Jackson or Weid misses out.

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Wait and see on the marking. It hasn’t been great so far.

I loved some of his tackling and the way he was full of running in the last.

Plus the way he can land from marking and keep moving is off the charts. 
 

We need to kick it where he can run and jump across a pack more than sit it high like we do for Gawn.

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Yze can teach him how to nail a goal at the G hopefully. His marking in the last quarter was very promising. Will benefit from Brown being in the side. 

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54 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

What if Tmac keeps playing like he did today and Jackson keeps improving?

A nice problem to have but I wonder how Weid and Brown fit into the equation.

Tommy will wind up on the wing using his aerobic capacity to cruise up and down the ground all day.  He took some really nice contested marks today as the outlet from defence. 

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Already a very handy player with just about as much upside as any player in the competition.

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Very promising from Jackson. His kicking was as bad as the rest of the team.

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What this kid is pulling off at such a young age is completely flying under the radar. He’s going to be a top level talent for sure. After some lean years at the draft, we def nailed that one with Jackson, Pickett and Rivers.

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Pretty good for his 7th game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Possibly on the back of that big chase and contest for the loose ball on our 50 that ended with him giving away a highly dubious high contact free?  

That piece of play from him was exhilarating! Pity he gave away a free kick, a 50 and missed the goal. But it offered a glimpse of his game changer potential, even if it'll ultimately go down as a clanger.

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