I've personally got no issues with blokes who run hard forward, but not so hard defensively - Dusty Martin for example. Treloar's issue isn't that he's a forward runner. It's that he's a forward runner who butchers it.The comments were that our two way running is worse off for losing Treloar. That’s what I was addressing and it’s factually false. I’m not doubting he covered a lot of ground in offence how could you not with all those dinky one twos and sideways possessions. What I’m saying though is that he worked much harder in offence than defence. I will happily take the hit on offence given how poor he was on defense.
The forward runner does actually help defensive running if he puts in the kind of kms that Treloar does. When he runs to get to the stoppage someone else doesn't have to. When he runs to be hit up into space - it means that someone else doesn't have to. Those kms matter and help with the teams overall ground coverage offensively and defensively - particularly as we're a team inclined to park the bus, so we need blokes who run forward aggressively.
But yes, losing him will be a blessing in disguise if JDG becomes a forward running mid who causes damage. However, I suspect that here'll be a few kms lost in terms of our overall ground coverage.