X&Os: Breaking down Adelaide's offense and defense
Liam Flynn has analysed Adelaide's FIST offense and their disruptive team defense. Some great insights provided, including from the players.
Examining Adelaide coach Joey Wright's FIST offense
As Wright recalls, "Me, Rat (Radliff) and Blacky (Black) just kind of sat down in the gym and said what about this, what about that, and just came up with (the offense) and all the little reads and wrinkles."
Wright has been using the FIST offense ever since.
Dissecting Adelaide’s disruptive team defense
“There’s a lot of us guys, with a lot of speed and athleticism, that (can) cause some havoc on the defensive end, get up the floor, pressure guys,” explained Nathan Sobey. “It can really cause problems for teams that don’t want to play that way. That’s the way we want to play.”
This underpins Wright’s defensive system.