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Season Review: Marcus Adams

westernbulldogs.com.au reviews Marcus Adams' 2017 season.

5:42pm  Oct 5, 2017

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Bulldogs defender Marcus Adams has avoided surgery following a foot injury suffered in Thursday night’s match.

3:39pm  Jun 10, 2017

Marcus Adams signs contract extension

Western Bulldogs defender Marcus Adams has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Club.

3:54pm  May 29, 2017

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Marcus
Adams

Height
192 cm
DOB
30-06-1993
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2017
10
Career
21
Goals
2017
4
Career
4
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
729
Avg
73
MarcusAdams

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: West Perth
Debut: Rd 1, 2016 (Fremantle)
Recruited from: West Perth (WAFL)
Brownlow Votes: 2

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Adams is a big-bodied key defender, with good game sense and an aggressive streak. Had a super-impressive year in the WAFL, where he showed an ability to play on all types of forwards.

Exceptional speed and power for his size, shows great courage in the air and is a long kick. High scope for improvement in AFL environment and should flourish under Luke Beveridge's tutelage.

Adams played 11-games in his debut season as a key defender, before a foot injury cut short his year.

Season By Season

Season in short

Marcus Adams played 11 games in his second season at VU Whitten Oval, before a foot injury ended his season in Round 12.

In the Bulldogs’ win over Brisbane in Round 5, Adams finished with 16 possessions, 10 marks and a goal.

He proved his versatility in a stint up forward against Richmond in Round 7, kicking two goals.  He demonstrated poise in the dying seconds of that game, taking a contested mark as the Bulldogs held on to win by five points.

In May, Adams agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Stat that mattered:

The 24-year-old averaged 15.4 disposals and six marks per game from 11 matches.

What they said:

“Unfortunately two years in a row having a good start and not being around for the more exciting second half of the year (was disappointing).

“Being part of this group for the next three years is a great thing for me. Hopefully over those years I can contribute and continue to develop and grow as a player.

“I think I’ll be starting on the AlterG in line with the start of pre-season. I probably won’t be too delayed or miss out on too much, it will probably actually be better than last year’s pre-season really. Probably around Christmas I should be fully into it.”

- Marcus Adams, September 2017

Season By Season

Season in short

Although his promising debut season was cut short by injury, Marcus Adams established himself as a key member of the Bulldogs’ spine in his 11 senior games.

Drafted as a mature age recruit after impressing for West Perth in the WAFL, the 23-year-old Adams’ game translated well to AFL level, where his mature body, power and aggressive streak had him looking comfortable in a key defensive post.

Was outstanding when injury free, and his 23 possession, 15 mark performance against Hawthorn in just his third League game was a highlight.

 

The stat mattered

His 6.5 intercept possessions per game was equal third at the Club.

 

What they said

“I guess considering where I was throughout preseason compared to where I was in those games that I was able to play is something that I suppose I’m pretty proud of.

“Probably up until about mid-Feb I thought I was probably the last bloke who was going to get considered for a game and then I was lucky enough to get a go in the first NAB game and throughout that period I got a little bit of confidence.

“I was then lucky enough to get an opportunity in round one and I tried to grab it with both hands.”   

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 15.4
    • Marks 6.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 72.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 5
Handballs 11 St Kilda Rd 10
Disposals 20 Sydney Swans Rd 2
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 91 Sydney Swans Rd 2

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 86 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 110 - 87 9 11 20 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 91
3 Fremantle L 89 - 73 10 7 17 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 67
4 North Melbourne W 86 - 89 9 8 17 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 85
5 Brisbane Lions W 122 - 90 12 4 16 10 0 0 0 2 1 1 89
6 GWS Giants L 75 - 73 8 4 12 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 48
7 Richmond W 80 - 75 6 6 12 6 0 0 0 3 2 2 74
8 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 61 9 5 14 6 0 1 0 3 1 4 78
9 Geelong Cats L 104 - 81 8 7 15 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 64
10 St Kilda W 90 - 50 6 11 17 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 77
12 Sydney Swans L 88 - 42 9 5 14 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 56
13 Melbourne L 56 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne W 107 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows L 104 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton W 62 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon W 127 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 89 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants L 57 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide L 79 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn L 99 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 86 68 154 65 0 4 5 30 4 7 729

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 69.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2016
Handballs 11 St Kilda Rd 10, 2017
Disposals 24 St Kilda Rd 2, 2016
Marks 15 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats Rd 9, 2017
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 7, 2017
AFL Fantasy 107 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Western Bulldogs 86 68 154 65 0 4 5 30 4 7 729
2016 Western Bulldogs 95 84 179 63 0 13 7 25 0 2 736

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