Nick Dal Santo has been surprised by the impact of Geelong recruit Gary Rohan.
Rohan, 27, has enjoyed an encouraging start to life as a Cat, booting three goals in their 80-point hammering of Melbourne.
The former Swan looks rejuvenated in the blue and white hoops as part of a newly structured forward line that includes fellow recruit Luke Dahlhaus.
“You know what they are now,” Dal Santo told SEN Afternoons.
“They get the ball forward and they lock it in, they’ve got a strong defence and they’ve brought in some players in Dahlhaus and Rohan that have already surprised me, in particularly Rohan.
“I couldn’t work that out going back to last trade period. I didn’t see what role he would play. He had pretty much trialled every position at the Sydney Swans and none of them seemed to stick for him.
“But he’s brought this intensity and he’s brought this relentless chasing which is the non-negotiable.
“You tick all those things off and all of a sudden you have the foundation to win football games.”
Geelong will look to make it three straight wins when they travel to Adelaide to face the Crows on Thursday night.