Collingwood’s zoning defence, led by star backman Darcy Moore, has come under scrutiny after Friday night’s 48-point loss to the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.
The Bulldogs’ six-goal blitz in the opening term set up the big win for Luke Beveridge’s side, while it marked the Magpies’ fifth loss from their last seven games.
Critically, Moore in the first quarter sagged off Aaron Naughton to allow the star Dogs forward space to lead up the ground and make a big impact on the contest.
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Naughton finished with 16 disposals, six marks, seven score involvements and kicked 3.2 in an instrumental performance, while battling through a knee issue in the second half.
It came a week after Moore, who recently signed a lucrative six-year…