Daniel Kerr: Deck of Dream Team 2011
Two time Brownlow medalist runner-up who has had a terrible run of injuries and suspensions. He’ll be priced at his average of 59 from just 4 games last year, but can Daniel Kerr start producing the games he used to, without breaking down? I reckon Kerr is due.
Why should I pick him? Because Kerr is a bloody good player and he’ll be cheap! He’ll be priced at his 2010 average of 59 and discounted as he only played 4 games before a bad hamstring injury. He was back training on a modified program before Christmas and should be right, up and running by now. He averaged 93 way back in 2007 when he came runner up in the Brownlow Medal behind Jimmy Bartel. He also came runner up in 2005 to Ben Cousins, as he nearly created one of the biggest upsets in Brownlow history. That year he only averaged 81pts compared to Benny’s average of 94. Kerr has always been a premium midfielder and relished the old days when he was surrounded by Judd and Cousins and has found it tougher in the last few years. However, the Eagles now have Priddis and other good younger guys who surely can offer Kerr more support than they have in the past.
Why shouldn’t I pick him? Cause he’s only played 25 games in the last 3 years. He has missed 62% of the games due to many reasons. He strikes, headbutts and tears hammy’s all the time. He has missed 11 games and has been fined thousands of dollars for doing bad sh*t on the field. He is just always injuryed and picking him is a huge huge huge risk, I said HUGE risk. Kerr gets frustrated easily cause he can not handle a tag at all. Kerr can have games where he has just 10-12 touches and then loses the plot and punches someone in the dick or headbutts them. Loose unit! I’ve predicted his average to be 87 which is achievable for Kerr, but for how many games? I’m tipping not 22, maybe 17…or 3.
Deck of DT Rating. QUEEN – Every year, Kerr’s name is tossed around. He’s a great player and is always cheap, and the reasons for that are stated above. When will Kerr turn this around? When will Kerr get back to the old sh*t he could do? He will one year, I’m sure of that! His career will not just fizzle out the way it is going… will it be 2011? I’ll be watching his pre-season for sure.