Caroline Wilson says Richmond has a "big problem" when it comes to leadership.
It follows the departure of Brett Deledio to Greater Western Sydney.
Captain Trent Cotchin has come under plenty of heat over recent seasons for his leadership, but Caro said it was part of a bigger problem.
"There's nobody really else at that football club you could single out and say will be their next captain," she said on Sports Today.
"That is a big problem for that football club."
But Caro said she was impressed by what the Tigers had done at the trade table.
She also weighed in on the debate surrounding pay in the new women's league.
"I'm really sick of hearing men talk about it," she said.
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