I agree that left in the forward line, Crowden is doomed. He's not a forward.The difference between him and say Shultz is Shultz is playing at the feet of the forwards and pushing up to pressure, Crowden is doing the opposite. I.E. he is as much part of the midfield as a forward and shares some of the midfielders blame. For what it worth I agree his ball use is good and his decision making is fine. However not only does he not get enough of it he is not contributing enough with the ball not in hand. I don't think he's going to make it. His positive attributes don't do enough to make up for his limitations. BTW I don't think Schultz is going to make it long term either. As a defensive forward I just don't think he defends well enough (which is much about the space you fill and your running patterns as for pressure acts) relative to his attacking contribution (moderate).
Schultz is touch and go for me. I think it will depend on what other small forwards we can bring in. Can see him being depth in a good team, but not B22.
For the record, I think both could do a lot better in a different forward line. Our entries and leading patterns still seem garbage to me. Not only that, how often do we burn a dude on his own to kick it to Tabs in the pocket? It is quite often one of the smalls standing on their own. Counted at least 3 occasions today.