2010 Trade Week Wrap-up – Adelaide Crows

Adelaide CrowsINS

Richard Tambling (Richmond),  Sam Jacobs (Carlton)

OUTS

Jonathan Griffen (Fremantle),  Nathan Bock (Free Agent to the Gold Coast)

Trades Done

  • Richmond have sent Richard Tambling to the Adelaide Crown in exchange for the Compensation pick the Crows got for Nathan Bock and Pick 50 (3rd round selection)
  • Adelaide have been able to fulfill Jonathan Griffen’s wishes to return home to WA by trading him to Fremantle for pick 61 (4th round, Originally from the Gold Coast)
  • Carlton have sent Sam Jacobs to the Adelaide Crows for Pick 33 (Second Round) and Pick 67 (Fourth Round)

Draft Picks

14, 61, 84, 101, 118, 135

Thoughts

After losing Nathan Bock to the Gold Coast, the Crows used there compensation pick along with their third round selection to get a replacement for Andrew McLeod in form 4th pick in the draft, Richard Tambling. Tambling never lived up to the huge raps he got coming into the league.

Richard TamblingAfter being take the pick before Coleman Medalist, All-Australian and Premiership gun forward, Lance Buddy Franklin, comparisons in careers were always going to hurt him, so getting out of town and having a new start should help the young man.

Also playing in the backline, where he saw some mild success for the Tigers, under Neil Craig could see him blossom and show why he had such big wraps. Even with those thoughts, you have to question the price that the Crows paid having to give up their compensation pick and  third rounder!

Sam Jacobs comes in to replace the departing Jonathan Griffen. Griffen was traded probably somewhat under valued as he requested to go home for family reasons and the club did a “compassionate” trade. Jacobs could be the jewel of this trade period. He will most likely join Ivan Maric in the ruck duties for the Crows. The interesting thing, on the back of the new interchange rule, will be to see if they do go with two ruck man or if they choose to go with one and pinch hit with Forward Kurt Tippett who can be more then serviceable in the ruck. Jacobs wanted out of the log jam that was the Blues ruck stocks with Krauzer, Hampson and Warrnock to fight for spots with. The knock on Jacobs, again with the new rules, is can he play another position if not rucking or will he have to sit on the bench taking up possible rotations.

Perhaps the explanation for the willingness to throw out their draft picks like a man with no arms can be found in the news that although they have a number of retirements to big names at the end of this season, they are only likely to use their first two picks and then top the rest of the spots off their rookie list with talented kids Ricky Henderson, Matthew Jaensch and Chris Schmidt.

So how do you rate the Crows trade week efforts? Do they get a passing mark or did they fail by giving up too much for too little in return?

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