The Eagles had been brutally dismantled on their dwelling patch by a hungry Tigers facet, with Richmond piling on 25 targets to eight in a 109-point demolition job.
The loss continued a depressing begin to the season for the veteran-laden Eagles squad that has gained simply considered one of its first seven video games and has a paltry share of 55.3.
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It was the fourth time in 5 weeks that the Eagles had been crushed by 50 factors or extra, with the efficiency leaving Lloyd surprised.
“It was close to not being an AFL team, that’s how bad this performance was,” he informed 9’s Footy Categorised.
“Yes, Richmond was sensational and made them pay, but they were belted by Sydney and then Port Adelaide and I was expecting the first 10 minutes to be ferocious from the West Coast.
“I might see very early that wasn’t going to be the case. It is as dangerous as something I’ve seen in a protracted, very long time.”
Whereas the Eagles’ pre-season was ruined by a spate of accidents in addition to COVID-19 circumstances, Port Adelaide nice Kane Cornes prompt the membership was out of excuses, pointing the finger on the membership’s record administration.
“Make no mistake, this is not COVID-19, an damage or these points,” he said.
“This has been constructing for a very long time and that is the explanation why: due to their record administration choices.
“There’s no secrets – (get) top 10 talent into your club and let them develop over time.”
In accordance with Cornes, the lengthy rebuild dealing with the Eagles raises questions over whether or not the membership’s premiership-winning coach Adam Simpson will stay on the helm.
“It’s going to take them five or six years to build up that stock of draft picks and then the question has to be, ‘Is Adam Simpson the guy?’,” he requested.
“He’s a terrific coach, a premiership coach, but he looks exhausted to me. He looks shot, I’ve never seen him so flustered when he fronts the media.
“I do not suppose he will be there for the subsequent five-to-six years to do what Fremantle has carried out and to be ready to undergo that ache till you will get that top-end expertise into your membership after which flip it round.”
Cornes was backed up by Lloyd, who compared Simpson to his predecessor John Worsfold.
“I keep in mind seeing John Worsfold on the finish of his time at West Coast and thought it is most likely time as a result of he seemed completely exhausted, I see the identical with Adam Simpson at the moment,” he mentioned.
Simpson and the Eagles’ process will get no simpler in spherical eight once they journey to Brisbane to tackle the second-placed Lions on the Gabba.