AFL Rd 6 - Carlton v Brisbane
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Senior coach David Teague of the Blues looks on during the 2021 AFL Round 06 match between the Carlton Blues and the Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium on April 24, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Next week's game against Adelaide could end under fire Carlton coach David Teague's reign if the Blues fail to win according to Kane Cornes.

The Blues recorded their 13th loss of the season against GWS last night and Teague lamented his side's lack of aggression around the ball.

"I thought they smacked us around the ball and particularly in the tackle count," Teague said after the game and reported by Martin Pegan for 

"The tackling intensity was definitely [disappointing]. We thought we picked our tougher team, we thought to beat GWS you've got to be strong in the contests and win the ball but also tackle them and pressure them. But they beat us in the tackles and then they beat us on the outside.

"We've had a few disappointing ones but that's right up there. It was very hard, it was very frustrating to watch.”

Carlton sits 14th on the ladder, well below pre-season expectations where they were expected to challenge for the top eight after the string of big-name recruits.

The pressure only intensifies on Teague after every defeat and former Port Adelaide premiership player Kane Cornes believes Teague's reign could come to an end if they fail to beat Adelaide next week.

“I think they lose (to Adelaide) and unfortunately I think that’s it for David Teague,” Cornes said on the Sunday Footy Show and reported by David Zita for Fox Sports. 

“I can’t see how, on the back of no response after the week that they’ve had, then you play Adelaide next week, I think he’s in real trouble anyway, (but) I think it could come a little bit sooner than we may think if they lose to Adelaide.”

Carlton recently announced an external review of the football department, which has only fuelled talks that the club may cut ties with the former Best and Fairest winner.

Reports also suggest Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson may be on the move and if that is the case the Blues will want to make a play for the four-time premiership coach before rivals Collingwood make an offer.

The Blues have two winnable games against Adelaide and Fremantle, before a daunting clash against Geelong. They then face Collingwood, in what promises to be another intense battle against their arch-nemesis despite the ordinary records for both sides.

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