Taylor-made: Why a Lion ‘couldn’t be happier’

BRISBANE livewire Lewy Taylor says coach Chris Fagan has given him a freedom to play with that has unlocked his best football.

Taylor will play his 100th game on Saturday against Carlton and says Fagan has had a huge influence on him since coming to the Lions at the end of 2016.

After winning the NAB Rising Star in 2014, Taylor’s form slowly degenerated over the following two seasons.

He was hesitant, inconsistent and seemed to complicate the game too much.

Then Fagan arrived.

“I had a really good pre-season and spoke with ‘Fages’ about where I could improve,” Taylor recalled.

“It just got back to what I could do best and that was to play some footy. It was great that he sat down one-on-one with every player.

“If you see an option, hit it, there’s no set structure with offence, just play footy and hit what you can and take the easy option.

“I felt like that was very helpful to me to just go out there and play.”

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