Carlton coach David Teague is “under immense pressure” to keep his job after his side’s 36-point loss to GWS on Saturday night, according to Kane Cornes.
It leaves the Blues floundering in 14th spot on the ladder with a 4-9 win-loss record.
Carlton's defeat to the Giants comes amid a review of the club's football department with Blues president Mark LoGiudice insisting Teague’s position as coach is safe for 2022.
Teague’s side lost the tackle count by 38 with 12 Blues players failing to lay a single tackle in the first half.
“They’ve just been a pathetic side, Carlton,” Cornes told AFL Media’s The Round So Far.
“Their tackle count was abysmal, and you would think with all the controversy going on and with the week off that they’ve had to plan for a game like this, there would have been a response.
“They refuse to defend. They either don’t know how to defend, or they refuse to defend.
“I expected a response tonight (Saturday). I think David Teague is under immense pressure more so than he has ever been under.
“They play Adelaide next week. If they don’t beat Adelaide next week it could be a premature end to his coaching career, I fear.
“This was their biggest loss for the year and their most disappointment performance considering the pressure and scrutiny that the coach and the whole football club have been under coming into this game.”
Teague is contracted to the Blues until the end of 2022.