Carlton great Robert Walls says the Blues need to stay the course on their rebuilding path, but believes some magnets should be shuffled as Brendon Bolton searches for a winning formula.
While urging fans to stay patient as the club “goes the distance” with their rebuild, the former Carlton captain has suggested two positional moves that could revitalise the performances of Jacob Weitering and Jack Silvagni.
“I reckon they got to make a couple of moves because when things aren’t going your way, you got to try something a little bit different,” Walls told SEN’s KB and The Doc.
“I would put Weitering in the forward line and let him attack the footy. At the moment, he is looking to see where his direct opponent is, he isn’t attacking the footy and he is just lost.
“The other one is Jack Silvagni. Jack has played about 25 games in the forward line…why not put him in the back line? Give him a chance to see if he can play as a defender, so there are a couple moves I’d like to see them make.”
Walls also mentioned the injury toll the Blues’ defensive stocks have taken, with the likes of Tom Williamson, Sam Docherty, Caleb Marchbank, Alex Silvagni and Ciaran Byrne all on the sidelines.
Carlton will look to bounce back this Saturday against West Coast at the MCG.
Listen to Robert Walls’ chat with Kevin Bartlett and Dr Turf and SEN’s KB and The Doc in the player below