Star recruit Patrick Dangerfield has had an immediate impact at the Cats, earning him a spot in Geelong’s leadership group for 2016.
New group member Mark Blicavs said that Dangerfield’s leadership qualities have already been evident in the pre-season.
“He’s had a massive impact. Right from the get go, you’d understand if Patty wanted to take a step back, (after) being a leader in Adelaide, and just see how it all works, but straight away, he didn’t impose himself in a negative way or anything, he was just talking about his experiences and through the midfield group (saying) ‘maybe we should do this, maybe we should look to that’,” Blicavs said.
“He’s been working really hard with (Nakia) Cockatoo. So straight away he’s been unbelievable and his knowledge of the game is really good.
“He’s very calm when he talks to people and organises things, you can just see he’s very switched on and the game makes sense in his head really quickly.”
Dangerfield was part of Adelaide’s leadership group in 2015, in his eighth and final season with the Crows, in which he won his first Malcom Blight Medal.