EDDIE Betts has outlined his "vision" for speeding up the Adelaide midfield, declaring Charlie Cameron and Wayne Milera be given a licence to "run wild" on the wings.
Cameron was a shining light for the Crows in last weekend's 36-point semi-final loss to the Sydney Swans with several impressive touches off the half-forward line, while Milera – the No.11 overall pick in the 2015 AFL draft – looked promising in his eight senior games this season.
"I have a vision," Betts told radio station 5AA on Wednesday.
"It's only my vision, but having Charlie Cameron and Wayne Milera on each wing … we should do that next year and let them run wild.
"Looking at the group we have and the youth we have down there – the way Charlie Cameron played on the weekend was unbelievable.
"We've got some things to look forward to next year."
The Crows' midfield has come under scrutiny for lacking players with genuine pace and the ability to break the lines.
Cameron has played the majority of his 49 games in the forward line, but with a strong off-season, the 22-year-old can improve his engine to allow him to spend time through the midfield.
He showcased his pace with a brilliant individual goal against the Swans to go with 17 possessions and five tackles.
Milera, 19, played eight of the first 11 games of the season before spending the second half of the year in the SANFL.
The Crows will be aiming to remain a premiership contender after putting together a solid 16-6 season.
Betts knows how rare opportunities to win a flag can be, having played just 10 finals games in his decorated 253-game career.
"It's like climbing Mount Everest," Betts said.
"We have to go all the way back to the bottom and start climbing again.
"We don’t know if we’re going to be back here next year."
Betts had a brilliant season individually, kicking a career-high 75 goals and being named to his second-straight All Australian team. But falling short of the team's expectations hit him especially hard, and he has still never progressed past the semi-final stage in 12 AFL seasons.
"I was very emotional," Betts said.
"Every other year I've been okay, but I actually broke down and cried this year.
"I was in tears.
"I've been playing footy for that long, and all you want to do is play in a premiership."