Crows to swing selection axe: Sanderson
Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson has forecast swinging a selection axe in response to the Crows' heavy AFL loss to Hawthorn.
Sanderson said there must be personnel changes for Saturday's home fixture against Greater Western Sydney, saying there should be some nervous Crows players ahead of team selection.
"After a 10-goal loss, you have got to make changes," Sanderson said on Wednesday.
"If you're not in form, then you might be out of the side."
Sanderson ruled out resting any players, saying Adelaide risked being embarrassed if they treated the fledgling Giants as an easy opponent.
"Even if we're a couple of per cent off our best, we're going to be embarrassed," he said.
"If you're looking for an uncontested game, you won't get it this weekend.
"They (the Giants) do tackle, they are good around the ball, they have got some talent - 11 of 14 first picks last year - plus some good experienced players.
"It will be a great challenge for us to come with a really strong mindset, a ruthless attitude."
Adelaide's 56-point loss to Hawthorn last Sunday was Sanderson's first defeat as Crows' coach, snapping an unbeaten streak of five pre-season games and two premiership matches.
The coach was most concerned by his side's weak tackling effort against the Hawks, saying he needed to "realign our players on the style we're trying to adopt".
"We didn't give out too many best-and-fairest votes this week," he said.
"We felt we didn't get a great even effort from our 22 where, probably, the previous matches we have.
"We had too many passengers, too many guys who didn't give everything they had for the full 120 minutes.
"The most disappointing thing for me was the tackle count.
"We have really prided ourselves this year on being really aggressive at the ball but we were second to the ball and then they (Hawthorn) got us on the outside."