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Jed Adcock

Last played for Western Bulldogs in 2016
Games: 213     Born: November 15, 1985     Origin: North Ballarat Rebels
Playing Height: 183cm     Playing Weight: 84kg     Position: Defender, Forward
First Drafted: Round 2, Pick #33 2003 National Draft by Brisbane Lions
Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick #46 2015 Rookie Draft by Western Bulldogs
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Jed Adcock Biography

Friday, 6 September 2019
As Brisbane prepare for their 2019 finals campaign, former Lions captain, and current forward line coach, Jed Adcock reflects on the club's leaner years during which he played in one solitary final.

"I wouldn't say unlucky or anything like that when I was a player," Adcock said.

"A lot of players got through their footy career without playing finals. I'm a lot of games with only one final, but it was a nice ride.

"Would I change it for more finals? You'd probably change small things here and there. I had a good run, it wasn't my time at the time."

Monday, 17 October 2016
Jed Adcock will be returning to Brisbane to work as part of Chris Fagan's new coaching panel.

Adcock played seven games for the Dogs in 2016 and was part of the Footscray VFL team that won the flag.

"I'm really, really excited to be back," said Adcock.

"The year away has done a lot of good for me – I learnt a lot about myself and a lot about footy and where the game is at now.

"Hopefully I can pass on some of that knowledge and the learnings from that to support the club."

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Jed Adcock says 2016 will be his final year.

"I want to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to continue my career," Adcock said of the Western Bulldogs.

"Although it’s only been one year, I've learned a lot both as a player and from a coaching standpoint.

"I'm ready to move on to the next phase of my life and career, which includes pursuing coaching at AFL level."

Thursday, 19 May 2016
With injuries and suspension savaging the Dogs' backline this season, the club's decision to recruit former Brisbane Lions skipper Jed Adcock is looking more inspired by the day.

"Jed's been really solid for us and his experience has really helped," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said.

"He's learning as the weeks go by to play with new teammates. I think he's enjoying it, and we need him more than ever to play his very best."

Adcock says he is continually adjusting to his role at his new club.

"I've had to come in and learn a whole new system and that's taken time to understand the game plan, so I've been finding my feet the past few weeks," Adcock said.

"I've felt more and more comfortable in the system and myself."

Sunday, 24 April 2016
Jed Adcock says he feels "re-energised" and believes he could play on for another two seasons.

"I'm 30 and I feel I've got some really good footy ahead of me. Whether it's one year or three years, time will tell," Adcock said.

"I'm in a really good place at the moment, the body feels good, and it's nice to be in this system and playing some good, aggressive footy."

Thursday, 31 March 2016
Jed Adcock is elevated to the Western Bulldogs' senior list, replacing Clay Smith who has been placed on the Bulldogs' long-term injury list as he recovers from a knee reconstruction.
Monday, 7 December 2015
Jed Adcock says a move forward in the second half of last season was the catalyst for a lifeline from the Western Bulldogs.

"I ended up playing forward for the second half of the year, had a couple of really good games," Adcock told RSN radio.

"So I think the club, and especially Luke (Beveridge) probably saw that I could play across the whole ground now - forward, midfield and back."

While he was disappointed he didn't fit in to the future plans at the Gabba, Adcock is excited by what's building at Whitten Oval.

"A lot of people talk about playing at the one club for life, (and) I was always hoping that would be the case, but it wasn't to be and you have to move on pretty quick," Adcock said.

"I was lucky enough to get an opportunity around here and hopefully I've got a few years down here. I'm still pushing to play a bit more finals footy and hopefully one-day play in a premiership."

Friday, 27 November 2015
Former Brisbane Lion Jed Adcock has been thrown a lifeline after being selected by the Western Bulldogs with pick No.46 in the 2015 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Former Brisbane Lions captain Jed Adcock will train with the Western Bulldogs this week ahead of the coming NAB AFL Draft and rookie draft.
Friday, 11 September 2015
After being told by the Lions that he would not be required beyond 2015, Jed Adcock says he is still capable of playing at AFL level for another three years.

"I was pretty confident throughout the whole year that my future next year was going to be pretty good, so it came as a fair shock when I got told at the end of the year that I'd be moving on," Adcock said.

"I felt like my form as a defender was really good, and I definitely felt that I'd done enough.

"I still feel like I've got three or four really good years of footy left in me. I'm only 29. I'm excited by the opportunity to move on and see what's next for me."

Sunday, 12 April 2015
Jed Adcock admits it was tough losing the Brisbane Lions captaincy, but says there is no hard feelings towards replacement skipper Tom Rockliff.

"It was hard early. I was pretty keen to go around for another year," Adcock said.

"I was under no illusions. I understood 'Rocky' was definitely going to take over. Whether it was this year or next year was probably the only decision the club had to make.

"The club thought this year was the right year for him to take over.

"Once I was able to get my head around that and understand that and realise nothing really changes for me – other than I don't have a title next to your name – it's all fine.

"We're all men and we're all here for one common goal, to win premierships."

Thursday, 29 January 2015
Tom Rockliff takes over from Jed Adcock as captain of the Brisbane Lions.
Monday, 26 May 2014
Jed Adcock says he still talks to former Lions coach Michael Voss about his footy.

"I chat to him every now and then, I'll give him a call," Adcock said.

"I worked pretty closely with him the last few years as a leader of this footy club.

"We've got a good relationship and we'll continue to have that. We'll talk when we need to talk and talk footy when we need to talk footy.

"I think early it was important for him to let 'Leppa' be the coach and let him take this footy club in the way he needed to, and Vossy definitely took a step back for a while, but he'll remain good mates to a lot of us."

Thursday, 23 January 2014
Jonathan Brown steps down as co-captain of Brisbane to allow Jed Adcock to assume full responsibility as skipper of the Lions.

"He was really keen to step away and become a mentor and we were keen to do the same thing," Lions coach Justin Leppitsch said of Brown's decision to step down.

"I think it'll help him personally, but more importantly it'll help our club develop new leaders.

" I think it's time the next generation come through. We're really conscious to use his strengths but also grow others from underneath."

Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Brisbane Lions Jed Adcock, Daniel Rich and Simon Black have all gone in for surgeries.

Adcock and vice-captain Rich have both had minor ankle operations but are expected to return for pre-season training with the rest of the playing group on November 4.

Black has had surgery on both his left and right groins and knees.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Jed Adcock is named co-captain of the Lions and will lead the team alongside Jonathan Brown in 2013 while assisted by vice-captains Tom Rockliff and Daniel Rich.

"Jed has demonstrated outstanding leadership over his time at the Lions, and most specifically in his past four seasons as a vice-captain," Brisbane coach Michael Voss said.

"As we know, 'Browny' won't be around forever, and with Jed as co-captain, it will not only ease the load on 'Browny', but importantly they will both play a critical role in the continued development of Tom's and Daniel's leadership capabilities over the coming years.

"Jed is not only a leader on-field, he is an excellent representative of this footy club, and its culture and values."

Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Brisbane Lions vice-captain says he will overcome recent hip surgery by round one next year.

"The last couple of weeks have come along really quick so hopefully [I'll be in] full training by Christmas which is only a few weeks away," Adcock said.

"It's put me at least three weeks behind, but the good thing I look at is it gives me a good rest going into round one.

"I'll be doing a bit more work than the other boys in January, February, but hopefully it means the body is really refreshed. [The body] feels good, hopefully [the surgery] doesn't put me too far behind."

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Jed Adcock has penned a new three-year deal with the Lions, while Claye Beams and Josh Green have also signed two-year extensions.

"We have a group of genuinely talented young players here who will play a huge part in ensuring the club's future success," Lions general manager of football operations Dean Warren said.

"It's a significant show of faith by these young men in the direction we're heading as a club but also terrific news for our members and supporters."

Thursday, 22 September 2011
Key senior Brisbane Lions players including captain Jonathan Brown, Daniel Merrett, Simon Black and Jed Adcock will head to Arizona in November for altitude training.

"They've been around for a while and we can monitor their loads and we can change the stimulus of their training and break up pre-season training for them," Lions coach Michael Voss said.

"They're probably at a different stage to where a lot of our other guys are so we'll work them that way."

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
The Brisbane Lions' injury woes continue with vice-captain Jed Adcock to undergo surgery on a broken finger.

"We were hoping when splinted it would reunite, but it's actually getting further displaced so he'll have the screw put in his finger on Wednesday and we'll know more then about time frames," Lions fitness coach Brett Burton said.

Thursday, 8 April 2010
Brisbane Lions defender Jed Adcock has been sidelined for up to five weeks after suffering a quad tear in last week's win over Carlton.
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
The Brisbane Lions will be missing five key players in their elimination final against Carlton.

Daniel Merrett (hamstring), Daniel Bradshaw (quad) and Jed Adcock (knee) will all be sidelined for at least another week, and are likely to be joined by Simon Black (hamstring) and Josh Drummond (quad) who were injured in their final regular season match against the Swans.

''All those players are probably registered down as 'test' but are fairly likely to be unlikely to play, so we've got to plan ahead without them there,'' Lions coach Michael Voss said.

''Normally I'd sit here and say they're 50:50 but they're probably less than that so there's no real point dragging out that process any longer than we need to. If they come up then good, but we're not expecting them to.''

Thursday, 27 August 2009
Jed Adcock's season may be over after pulling up sore in the reserves last week.

"He hasn't come out of the game as we would have liked last week so he won't come into the team," Voss said.

"We've just got to make sure that we get some more fitness into him."

Thursday, 16 July 2009
Scans have revealed that Brisbane lion Jed Adcock has a tibial plateau fracture of his right knee that will not require a knee-reconstruction.

Adcock is expected to be out for 10 to 12 weeks with the injury.

Monday, 13 July 2009
Michael Voss hopeful that one of his young players can fill the breach in the wake of Jed Adcock's serious knee injury.

The defender twisted awkwardly in the opening minutes of Saturday night's win over Geelong and left the field in pain after injuring his right knee.

"The prognosis straight away was that he was likely to be out for the year, and there's been nothing in the last sort of 24 hours that would suggest that that's changed," Brisbane coach Michael Voss said.

"Another person gets his opportunity. We hope that it's going to be a Tom Collier or a Pearce Hanley ... that's the opportunity that they now have."

Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Lions vice-captain Jed Adcock says a uniform preparation can help the club attain more consistency on the field when the club plays away from home.

"It's more a mental thing to make sure we're prepared the same as we do at home," Adcock said.

"You just have to do exactly the same things you do at home. It's exactly the same except you sleep in a hotel and players have to learn their preparation and what works for them."

Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Jed Adcock believes the game plan the Lions are taking into the 2009 season is more adaptable than in the past.
Monday, 23 February 2009
Jed Adcock says friendships remain strong between new Brisbane Lions Michael Voss coach and his former teammates.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Brisbane Lions vice-captain Jed Adcock says new coach Michael Voss has brought a "fresh" approach to coaching after Leigh Matthews' 10 years in charge.
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