One could argue he was fucked from pillar to post and never gave a proper position and was generally pokrly managed.
He would have needed 3 years hurling only to reach potential.
But at the same time you are right. Big gap between 2 and also we couldn’t be sure even in right circumstances he would have.
AW was an outstanding Footballer who happened to be from a dual club and would be very effective in both for them. He should have been left at the football and firget about it. The advice he got abd general mis management does not reflect well on those involved.
Kinda like John Gardiner or Tom Kenny could have played football for Cork. But didn’t, cos they had sense