GREATER Western Sydney forward Jeremy Cameron says he had no problem with a Justin Westhoff tackle that left him stunned in Saturday's 21-point loss at Adelaide Oval.
The Power swingman was charged with rough conduct after the incident in the final term in which he drove Cameron into the turf, and was subsequently handed a $1000 fine by the Match Review Panel.
Cameron revealed that Westhoff had sought him out on the field after the match to check that he was ok, but the Giants' star says he had no lingering effects from the tackle.
The 2013 All Australian says he didn't think the tackle warranted a suspension, and that the AFL's rules surrounding dangerous tackles were sometimes confusing for the players.
"It's one of those things that's very hard to get a gauge on and sometimes things happen in games that look a bit ugly and a bit bad, but you certainly don't mean to hurt anyone," Cameron said on Wednesday.
"Going into games you don't think about the way you're going to tackle, you just want to be hard at the ball and physical, and I think everyone in the AFL wants to be like that.
"In the heat of the moment you don't really think about that sort of thing, you just want to win the ball.
"It's a tough one in general, I think."
Cameron has kicked 51 goals in 2015 and with three matches to play, and possibly finals, he's a chance to eclipse his career-best season haul of 62.
The 22-year-old is second in the Coleman Medal race behind West Coast gun Josh Kennedy and says that while he is happy with his form, there is plenty of upside to his game.
Cameron didn't start playing competitive footy until he was 15 for the Dartmoor reserves, and believed his late start was something he was still coming to grips with today.
"They (other players) see the game a lot easier than me; sometimes I sit back and I'm still a little bit confused with a few things," Cameron admitted.
"Every team throws up different things so you've got to know what to do in different circumstances within a game, because these days once there's a stoppage the ball is up (in the forward line) in 3-4 seconds.
"That’s something I really want to improve on as a footballer in the way I see the game.
"It's come a long way since the first day I rocked up here but there's still a long way to go. It's always on the improve and I think that’s the best thing about it."
This week's Sydney derby is the Giants' season-defining clash, with a loss officially ending any chance of the league's newest club making the finals.
Port Adelaide challenged the Giants physically early in last week's match and Cameron expects the Swans to do the same, but says that part of the game isn't daunting for him or his teammates.
"The Swans are always a physical team, everyone wants to pride themselves on being physical, (and being) hard at the ball and hard at the player," Cameron said.
"I think last week was a good game to be a part of, I know as a player I don't mind that sort of stuff.
"It works for some players, some players hate it everyone is different.
"I personally don't think we're young any more and we can stand up in those sort of situations because teams can come after you at times.
"(In round 18) Fremantle came after certain players in our side and we really stood up when it counted, so that’s something we want to pride ourselves on."