GEELONG coach Chris Scott is warning not to get carried with his AFL club’s unbeaten start to season.
After making road kill of Adelaide on Thursday night with a 24-point away win, Scott says it’s pointless declaring Geelong a potential contender.
“There’s a long way to go,” Scott said.
“I think there will be a lot of contenders and a lot of momentum shifts throughout the year.
“It feels as if we have a bit of momentum building at the moment but we feel there’s a lot of improvement left as well.”
The Cats have beaten three clubs all widely fancied to play finals – Collingwood, Melbourne and now the Crows.
“It’s hard to work out where teams are within the competition,” he said.
“We haven’t done it for anywhere near long enough to start trying to rate where we sit in the comp.”
The Adelaide triumph was built by ex-Crow Patrick Dangerfield, whose 32 disposals including a dozen inside 50s and 10 clearances.
Dangerfield is clearly one of the players revelling in the new starting positions rule which affords him more space to work his brilliant at centre bounces.
“A few of the really good players in the competition must be thinking ‘why didn’t we bring in this rule a while ago’,” Scott said.
“Some of the good players were just (previously) getting clamped by plus-two, plus-three players behind the ball and centre bounces.
“But players who can win contests ahead of the ball are more valuable now than they used to be.
“It helps those guys. That was forecast – Dustin Martin and Pat and players like that, with power.”
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