Rory Atkins – 2
Racked up 12 touches to half-time but didn't have a great deal of impact. Failed to put his body on the line at crucial moments as the game slipped from his side's grasp in the third term. Ended the day with 17 touches. The Crows needed more from him.
Eddie Betts – 3
The superstar small forward had almost moments throughout the day, but unfortunately it wasn't enough. Part of a forward line that was taken to the cleaners by Richmond's defenders. Betts had just seven disposals through the day. Struggled to bring the ball to ground in marking contests which was disappointing.
Luke Brown – 3
Dubbed 'The Glove' by teammates, the small defender was under the pump throughout the afternoon. Out-bodied by Dustin Martin late in the second term in a one-on-one contest that he had no chance of winning. Will learn plenty from it.
Charlie Cameron – 5
Appeared to cop a corkie to his calf in the first quarter, but, after receiving some treatment, played out the remainder of the game. Cameron, at least, tried to split the play open – turning the afterburners on a few times down the outer wing. Will be desperately missed at the Crows if he decides to leave and go to the Brisbane Lions, as has been speculated.
Brad Crouch – 7
The oldest Crouch brother was hard at it all day and ended the afternoon with 29 disposals, the second-most of any Crow, and seven clearances. Was one Crow who tried to get the game back on his side's terms. Going to be a very good player.
Matt Crouch – 9
A tremendous performance in a side that was soundly beaten. Crouch's hands in tight and his ability to use the footy with purpose made him easily Adelaide's best. The All Australian had a game-high 37 disposals, as well as seven rebound 50s and six inside 50s. Unlucky not to receive a vote in the Norm Smith Medal count.
Richard Douglas – 5
Spent large chucks of the game through the midfield and on the wing and tried to exert some influence, even as the game fell out of Adelaide's grasp. Eight tackles and 20 disposals in a losing effort.
Hugh Greenwood – 3
Snagged a left foot snap goal from a stoppage in the first term and did some really nice things early. But, after coming into the game under an injury cloud, appeared to be hampered by a calf/achilles issue that flared during the game.
Kyle Hartigan – 3
Often played as Adelaide's deepest defender and spent some time on Dustin Martin when he went forward. Did not necessarily have a suitable matchup among Richmond's small forward line and often found himself tracking one of Dan Butler or Jason Castagna. Not his go.
Sam Jacobs – 7
A direct hit-out to advantage that led to Greenwood's goal in the first term was brilliant. Dominated in the hit-out category, with 49 hit-outs to Toby Nankervis' 28. However, that advantage did not translate into an ascendancy around stoppages. Still one of Adelaide's best.
Josh Jenkins – 1
Has been criticised for being a frontrunner and did nothing to sway that opinion in the Grand Final. Just seven disposals and no goals. Fumbled the ball below his knees at crucial times and did not cope with the heat Richmond brought.
Jake Kelly – 4
Came off in the second term and appeared to be limited by a hamstring complaint. Got back out onto the ground but was part of a back line that struggled to contain the Tigers' forwards. Was at least strong in the air on a few occasions.
Riley Knight – 6
Had the run-with role on Tigers skipper Trent Cotchin and stuck to his task. Missed a gettable set shot which would have improved his standing. However, he kept Cotchin to 21 disposals at just 47.4 per cent efficiency.
Rory Laird – 7
The All Australian defender was superb for the Crows across half-back in the first half, gathering 19 disposals. Was allowed the freedom to roam and he flourished. However, Laird couldn't exert the same influence in the second half as the Tigers ran away with victory.
Jake Lever – 4
The out-of-contract star took a couple of customary intercept marks in the first half and had Jacob Townsend for company for most of the afternoon. Lever had 15 disposals but, with the ball often on the deck in Richmond's forward line, he could not chop off kicks as effectively as he usually does. Could be his final game for the Crows, with speculation mounting he will join Melbourne in the upcoming trade period.
Tom Lynch – 3
Lynch could not find a way into the game. Held goalless for just the fifth time this season. The Crows needed more from him.
David Mackay – 3
The wingman had just two contested possessions out of his 15 disposals and did not have a major bearing on the contest.
Andy Otten – 2
The versatile utility spent most of his time deep forward in a defensive role on Tigers defender Alex Rance. Rance was one of the most influential players on the ground and Otten struggled to keep him away from the play. Well beaten by a far superior player.
Paul Seedsman – 3
Displayed some toe with searching runs, but the former Magpie could not replicate his heroics from the preliminary final. Looked a little panicked when Richmond brought the pressure.
Rory Sloane – 6
Kicked the first goal of the match and followed that up with another just moments later. Had 15 disposals at half-time but struggled with the tight attention paid to him when young Tiger Jack Graham went to him after the major break. Still, his courage and work ethic cannot be questioned.
Daniel Talia – 3
The miserly full back has made a reputation for not allowing his opponent to get off the chain. But this was not one of his better days. Opponent Jack Riewoldt was too athletic for Talia and there were a number of times where he trailed the Tigers spearhead into the contest.
Taylor Walker – 3
Was well held for the majority of the contest, gathering just four disposals to half-time. Kicked two majors in the second half, but, by and large, the Crows' captain was ineffectual.
Don Pyke - 2
Got the game on his terms in the first quarter with Rory Laird able to play as a loose man in defence. However, as the Tigers' pressure rose in the second term and beyond the second-year coach could only watch as his side failed to lift. Let down badly by his players, but didn't appear to try anything imaginative as the game slipped away. Not moving Andy Otten off Rance was unforgivable.