Adam SAAD

#42   Essendon

Age: 24yr 3mth Games: 49 Born: Jul 23, 1994
Height: 178cm Weight: 74kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Quiet in win over Lions then slightly better against Bombers. Can find another gear when the real stuff starts.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Bris Dashing display with plenty of run and carry (12 bounces). Showed plenty of courage. 6
2 GWS Tried to give some run from the back half but was caught napping a few times defensively. 4
3 Haw Set the game alight in the second quarter with a charging run out of defence. Always looking to attack. 6
4 Carl Always looked to take the game on off half back and had Blues spooked at times. Gotta love his ambition and dare. 7
5 Adel Rebounded well all night out of defence and took every chance to break the lines. 7
6 NM Always tried to generate run from the backline, but didn’t get as much of the ball as Suns would have liked. 4
7 Geel One of few Suns to fail to fire. Only touched it 11 times and rarely was able to break the lines like he can. 3
8 Port Went on some marauding runs that ended nowhere, or was run down. Can’t question his positivity though. 6
9 Bye.
10 Melb A dasher off half back in the first half, but then had nowhere to go in second half as Dees defended better. 6
11 WCE Eagles worked hard to limit his output. Just got the four kicks. 4
12 Haw Broke lines from defence at times and was able to put Hawks on the back foot. Three inside-50s and 17 possessions. 6
13 Carl Copped a massive hit in the second quarter, but bounced back to be influential in second half. 7
14 StK Blistering pace off half back gave Saints headaches early and he had an even game. 6
15 NM Plenty of running bounces as is the norm, with several dashing runs from defence. 6
16 Syd Made a couple of bustling runs but otherwise ineffective 3
17 Coll Typical attacking dash from defence and looked to make opponent accountable. 6
18 WB Just fair streaming off half back. 5
19 Rich Minded Martin when forward, which was tough going. Managed to boot a rare goal. 6
20 Frem The team lacked the penetration he gives from his usual dash despite 19 disposals. 5
21 Bris Unable to use his renowned pace to advantage out of defence. More damaging when pushed forward in last term. 5
22 Ess Afforded little time and space and struggled to provide his usual rebound. 4
23 Port One of only a couple of Suns players who can hold his head up high, did a great job curbing the influence of Robbie Gray. 7

2016 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Ess See ball, get ball, run. Took the game on as usual. 6
2 Frem Gave them dash. On a big ground, that’s crucial. 5
3 Carl Explosive off half back and troubled the opposition with his pace. 7
4 Bris Effective guarding Lester and other small forwards. 6
5 NM Blanketed Thomas and still provided attacking drive from defence. 7
6 Hip.
7 Melb Limited Garlett’s effectiveness without curtailing his own attacking prowess. 6
8 GWS Backed his run and carry out of defence before going off with a hamstring injury in the third quarter. 3
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 NEAFL Slow start but warmed into his work on return to play a strong role. -
20 NEAFL Run and carry out of backline a real highlight. Nearing in on AFL return. -
21 Ess Dragged deep into defence at times but also gave a bit of run. OK without being in top nick. 5
22 Coll Fair in back half but a long way from the player we saw last year. 5
23 Port Caught out a couple of times defensively though still looked to attack 5

2015 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Melb First-gamer mixed good and bad but did produce some run and carry. 5
2 StK About the only good thing to come out of night for Suns. Ran hard. 6
3 Geel Flitted around the back half to be a factor. Great find for the Suns. 6
4 GWS Ran hard but allowed Smith too much room at times as a defender. 5
5 Bris Took the game on and had eight running bounces. 7
6 Adel Took the game on as usual and used the footy efficiently. 6
7 Hamstring.
8 Coll Tried to take on the contest as usual, but seemed to be favouring his leg. 6
9 Haw Good job against Breust and was willing to back himself for a run. 5
10 Syd Took the game on as usual to provide great rebound. 6
11 Frem Took the game on as per usual and got battered and kept getting up. 7
13 Carl Close to Suns’ best. Ran hard and played attacking footy. 7
14 NM Attacking as ever, run and carry is becoming a real weapon. 6
15 Groin.
16 Groin.
17 Groin.
18 WCE Slotted straight back into running defence role with aplomb. 7
19 Bris OK running off half back. 5
20 Rich Did what he could to give drive to the defence but not a huge game. 5
21 Ess Lacked his usual zip from defence, looks to be a bit restricted. 3
22 Groin.
23 Groin.