Kane Cornes has painted a grim picture of where Adelaide is at, saying “they are at rock bottom” in rebuilding the club.
The Crows have made a poor start to life under new coach Matthew Nicks, failing to win a match in the first five rounds of the season.
List manager Justin Reid suggested in an interview with the Adelaide Advertiser that the club was halfway through a rebuild, something Cornes said was off the mark.
“They are not in the middle of a rebuild, they are at the start line,” Cornes said on SEN SA Breakfast.
“They are doing a warmup for their race, they’re not even at the start line yet in terms of the rebuild, this is rock bottom.
“They haven’t won a game and they’re scoring 36 points a game. They’re not halfway through a four-year rebuild so whether that’s painting a positive picture to the fans or whether they’re delusional, it can be one of those two things.
“It can only be that (Adelaide) are delusional…they’ve done the right thing going to the draft and stocking up and rebuilding but I would argue they got rid of too many senior bodies who could help them compete this year.
“They’re not halfway through a rebuild, they’re at the start line of a rebuild that could take four to five years.”
Adelaide will be looking for their maiden win this season when they take on West Coast at the Gabba on Sunday.