David King has named Brisbane’s move of Dayne Zorko to half back as the best positional shift a team has made so far in 2022.
The Brisbane captain has been shifted out of the midfield to a rebounding role.
In Round 5, Zorko only attended one centre bounce, with Hugh McCluggage, Zac Bailey, Jarrod Berry and Cam Rayner now on the inside alongside Lachie Neale and Jarryd Lyons.
King believes the 33-year-old’s redeployment has given Brisbane a new weapon.
“The Zorko move to half back is the number one move in the game this year,” King told SEN Breakfast.
“What he’s been able to do, he’s All-Australian right now.
“He’s a corridor kicker, he’s in the top five field kicks in the competition right now.
“He’s having that purple patch right now where midfielders go to half back and they either see the game perfectly or they battle to locate an opponent.
“He’s seeing the game perfectly. And he’s changed their ball movement. They were 10th in the competition last year in coast-to-coast, to number one.
“That’s another asset they didn’t have. They’re making a significant move.”
King is bullish on Brisbane after their 4-1 start to the season and believes they’re set for a strong season.
“If you’re a gambling man, the price right now on Brisbane is wrong,” he said.
“I think they’re really going to come with a run. They’ve got a senior core line-up now.
“They have got all bases covered on-field.”
The Lions face Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon in the Q-Clash.