It's a big decision that will affect the structure of SuperCoach teams around the country.
Do you pick the courage-king himself Jono Brown?
After those horrific injuries last year, and an injury-riddled 2010, it seems quite a while since
There already appears to be plenty of mid-priced forwards floating around: Alan Didak ($336,100), Kurt Tippett ($392,400), Allen Christensen ($356,800), Jason Winderlich ($302,200), Mitch Morton ($302,400) - So can you fit Brown in your team?
Let's look at the stats: In 2005 he averaged 114 points, in 2007 he averaged 111, and in 2006 he played 10 games and average 140 points! 2009 was his last full season, and he scored triple figures 11 times, and incredibly all of those were more than 114 points. So when he goes big, he really goes large! This might be an interesting point of difference, particularly if you want to win league matches.
Even in 2011 - he scored over 84 five times (from only 10 games). He was probably rushed back in hind-sight, so once he found his rhythm and fitness again, from Rounds 13-16 he averaged 86. And then in Round 17, of course, he threw himself into a Geelong pack and his season was finished.
Vossy loves him, the crowds love him, and when he's going, he is awesome to watch. While he is reasonably cheap, I don't think a lot of coaches will take the punt on him, maybe that's why you should? He's 30 at Round 1, but still the spiritual leader of the Lions.
Schon's Good Buy Rating: It's a risk worth taking - if he is fit for Round 1, Browny will be back with a bang! (Let's hope)
Round 1 injury: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx2cIN5-Xic
Round 17 injury: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10o9oR3TxUs