The Western Bulldogs laid the smackdown on Saturday when they dominated the struggling Gold Coast.
The Suns were restricted to just one goal in the first half and the final scoreboard flattered them, given the Dogs kicked 17.16.
Gold Coast has there fair share of injuries, lacking a healthy ruckman and missing Matt Rowell, Charlie Ballard, Sam Day, Jarrod Witts and Connor Budarick.
Essendon great Tim Watson does not believe the Suns’ injuries are an excuse for the performances they’re dishing up.
“I know they’ve got some injuries, but they got smashed, absolutely smashed in that first half against the Bulldogs,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.
“They were as poor as a side could possibly be. One miserable six-pointer in a half of football.
“Everybody’s got injuries. They’ve had enough time now to build a team that is capable of withstanding some injuries.
“They still should be better and more competitive about they are right now.”
The Suns sit 15th on the ladder and have a tough stretch, taking on Sydney, Collingwood, St Kilda, Brisbane and Geelong.