Tomás Ó Sé believes it was the right decision for Kerry to extend Eamonn Fitzmaurice's tenure as Kerry manager.
Though, if Fitzmaurice has a poor 2018, Ó Sé can see the contract which the Finuge man's contract - which now runs until 2020 - meaning very little.
Speaking on Morning Ireland, there was an element of pessimism to Ó Sé's analysis while speaking about the county's immediate chances of ending Dublin's dominance.
There has been a lot of talk about the Mayo performance and the tactics, but in my own eyes, I think we just don’t have the players at the moment. We don’t have a team to compete at the top table.
Possibly for Eamonn, they didn’t get it tactically perfect on the day against Mayo and a lot of criticism comes into Kerry because of it.
There were Kerry players on the pitch at Croke Park on the third Sunday in September - the Kingdom minors won the county's fourth consecutive minor title.
Much optimism in Kerry has its roots in the underage success. David Clifford, at the age of just 18, is already shouldering some heavy expectations.
Ó Sé believes those expectations should be tempered.
People are expecting that to translate straight into senior level, that's not the way it happens. Guys need time, the Cliffords of this world are not going to make senior straight away.
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