And what do we say of the coaches who opted for defensive zones and have instructed players to guard space rather than an opponent, putting taggers on the endangered species list?
AFL football is renowned for copycats. Once a coach succeeds in using the 18-man zone, the others follow like sheep.
Mitchell is fearless in bucking the trend with his philosophies. It is one reason he has become the game’s most exciting young coaching prospect.
Mitchell is one of the only coaches who still…
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