The embattled Tigers coach backed calls to reduce the AFL season from 22 to 20 games.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has give his support for a shorter AFL season, however he has conceded that it is unlikely.
Hardwick backed the idea of reducing the AFL season from 22 to 20 games, a notion muted by North Melbourne president James Brayshaw on the weekend.
The under-fire coach was asked on Tuesday whether he thought the season was too long.
“I personally think it is, I don’t think there’s a sport as harsh and as gruelling as ours that asks our players to do an incredible amount of work,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
“We can keep having the argument, but the reality is the 22 games are here to stay.”
Hardwick said although he’d like to see a shorter season, the influence of broadcasters would mean the fixture would be unlikely to change.
“The broadcaster I reckon, I don’t think they’ll be too keen to give the games back,” he said.
“I think the product is a really good product, it’s how long the product goes for is probably the big one.”