Essendon’s defence has come under the microscope once again, with former North Melbourne player David King warning Jake Stringer could become “Jack Higgins Mach 2” in terms of defensive integrity.
After a stirring win over St Kilda last week, Essendon came crashing down to Earth in round 15, with West Coast Eagles defeating the Bombers to record just their second win of the season.
Speaking on Fox Footy’s First Crack, King pointed to a passage of play on Saturday night that he said typified the defensive lapses that have cost Essendon so dearly in 2022.
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“This is why I get frustrated with Essendon and this is why I get frustrated with Jake Stringer, who had a pretty good night,” he said.
“This is why Essendon can…