ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 04: Don Pyke, Senior Coach of the Crows during the 2019 AFL round 03 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on April 04, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Former Power great Kane Cornes has fired shots at Adelaide coach Don Pyke following last Thursday night’s home loss to the Cats.

Geelong’s onball brigade significantly outworked Adelaide’s as Patrick Dangerfield touched up his old side, racking up 32 disposals, 10 clearances, 12 inside 50s and booting a goal in a best-on-ground performance.

And it has left Cornes puzzled as to why Pyke didn’t put more work into nullifying Dangerfield’s influence.

“This is unforgivable, this is unbelievable,” Cornes told Footy SA.

“If I’m on the board at the Adelaide Crows, I want to know from Don Pyke how the game’s best player has that much time and space to do as he pleased. It happened all night.

“The way that they played him and the lack of respect Adelaide showed Patrick Dangerfield was extraordinary.

“Don Pyke should have some serious questions to ask about his team and his midfield’s performance.”

Adelaide have gotten off to a slow start to the season, sitting with just one win despite being widely predicted to push for a top four spot.

Pyke’s side will look get back on track when they meet the Kangaroos at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.