Veteran Cat Harry Taylor says that a return to playing predominantly in the backline is on the cards in 2018.
The 31-year-old defender was trialled inside attacking 50 last season to partner spearhead Tom Hawkins as a secondary tall forward, kicking bags of five goals twice and also contributing a best-on-ground four goal display against Richmond in Round 21.
However with Geelong’s forward options being boosted after last season’s trade and free agency period, a return to his traditional position full-time in defence is more than likely according to the dual premiership player and All-Australian.
“That is where I have been doing most of the training. That’s probably where I feel most at home,” Taylor told SEN Drive.
“We’ve obviously got Stewart Crameri that has come onto the list and big Hawk (Hawkins) is obviously going well at the moment, and there’s probably a lot of midfielders than can work through that area (the forward line) as well.
“I probably see myself more in defence this year and trying to set things up from back there.”
Taylor also touched on promising 21-year-old forward Wylie Buzza’s pre-season progress, earmarking him for more games than his six appearances in 2017.
“He’s been really good,” said the backman.
“He’s just been working really hard at his craft and doing one of those bit longer apprenticeships which bigger guys need to do.
“We saw a little bit of him last year and hopefully we’ll see a bit more of him this year because he’s big, strong and a lot fitter and he actually knows how to use his body.”
Geelong kick-off their 2018 campaign against Melbourne on Sunday March 25.
Listen to Harry Taylor chatting with the boys on SEN Drive in the player below: