Carl Adams played all bar one game in a consistent Development season. (PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Paton)
The 2017 Regency Windows player review series takes a look at the performances of those who featured for the Northern Blues.
Donning the number 23 this year, here’s Carl Adams’ season in review.
THE YEAR THAT WAS
After an interrupted season last year which saw him play half a dozen games, Adams comfortably achieved his best games tally and put together a stable season at Development.
As the Development side’s emergency in the season opener, Adams would go onto play every other game for the rest of the year, earning his spot in the midfield.
In his 15 games, he would average 16 disposals at the level while also hitting the scoreboard on five occasions.
His best football came in the middle portion of the year, and across the whole season he was one of the top-six in total disposals, marks and clearances.
It was his ability to combine both his inside and outside game which held him in good stead, collecting over 100 contested and uncontested possessions.
A career-best tally of 24 disposals in Round 8 against Coburg underpinned Adams’ standout performance of season 2017.
As the Northern Blues made amends for their loss to the Lions a month earlier, Adams was one of the Blues’ premier players in a game where he also kicked a big goal in the second term.
It was the second time of the season where Adams impressed against Coburg, having also put in a good shift in the loss in Round 3.
Late in the year, a 20-disposal game as the Blues recorded a tight win at Casey Fields to keep their season alive at the time.
BY THE NUMBERS
226 total Development disposals (#6 at club)
104 total Development contested possessions (#4 at club)
62 total Development marks (#3 at club)
32 total Development clearances (#5 at club)