Former AFL recruiter Matt Rendell believes Adelaide has been underrated by the footy media and is far better than their current ladder position.
The Crows upset Carlton in Round 20 to the tune of 29 points to move into 15th on the ladder with six wins after seven victories last season.
Given the lack of improvement year on year for the developing list, the Crows have faced criticism throughout 2022.
David King recently described the list as “more than poor” when suggesting Matthew Nicks won’t see out the club’s rebuild.
The North Melbourne champion also described Carlton’s loss as an “arrogant” performance, but Rendell believes that doesn’t give Nicks’ men due credit.
“I read that about broken tackles and all that from their (Carlton) senior players,” Rendell began.
“I’m not sure about the arrogance… but the Crows have been…