Nicknamed ‘Dre’, Everitt, who arrived with dreadlocks had big hopes at the Dogs and they had big hopes for him after handing him the No.3 of former club champion Chris Grant.
After four seasons, both parties decided it was best to part ways and a direct swap with Patrick Veszpremi, another player with huge potential, was made.
Last night perhaps was a turning point to Everitt’s dwindling career after kicking the match-winner in Sydney’s one-goal win over Geelong at the SCG.
Everitt, the younger brother of former AFL ruckman Peter, may have finally arrived.
Swans coach John Longmire joked that he made the right move last night by slotting Everitt on as the super sub in the final term, when Adam Goodes struggled to get into the game on return from a calf injury.
“I said to him ‘can you go on and kick a goal?’ and he obliged, so he’s a very coachable player,” Longmire said.
“He’s a great kick. As coaches we were thinking about the what-ifs after, but he was pretty good when he came on and gave us a real spark.
“Obviously it was a pressure kick and he delivered.”
The win was a massive one for the Swans as it climbs into top four contention, while the Cats are on 7-5 and two wins outside the top four.
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