What you see as a strong contest, I see as him misreading it and being in the wrong spot and somehow kicking the ball away from goal from point blank range. I understand your point re: Cram/Stringer/Clay but I don't think he's performing particularly well in that area of his game (at the moment).
That is definitely not his only issue. I haven't really been happy with any part of his game this season but my main issue is with his attitude.
Appreciate that might be the justification, although I would disagree with it.
If we bring Williams and English back in, then I think it would make more sense for one of Hayes or Smith to make way in addition to Young. Trengove will probably need to spend a fair amount of time in the ruck so I think we still need another mature bodied key position sized defender.
Of course the MC is highly unlikely to have a similar view to me.