Sam Jacobs Opens Up About Being Told His Time At AFC Was Up

Oct 24, 2019


Former Adelaide Crow turned GWS Giant Sam Jacobs says he was “braced” for a tough conversation with Don Pyke before the former coach decided to step down from the role.

Sauce has told the FIVEaa sports show:

“Once I knew it was going to happen I sort of braced myself for it but then Pykey decided to step aside so it saved me a pretty hard conversation.

“I’ve got a really good relationship with Justin Reid and he was really honest with me right through where things were at. He did table an offer so it’s not like he didn’t value me or anything like that. He probably just saw me in a different role as to where I probably still see myself capable of playing.

“It’s a bit of a tricky one because if you look at last year I started the year in the AFL team. I missed a bit of chunk of the season playing SANFL but then I finished the year in the AFL. It’s not like I wasn’t considered. It’s not like I was just banished to the SANFL.

“Me and Pykey had great conversation, we had really honest dialogue around where things were at. He stuck to his word if my form was there it was going to warrant selection.

“It took me probably longer than I would’ve liked but fortunately I was able to get back in and prove to myself and probably GWS and other teams that my form is still going to be good enough at AFL level.”