I actually think sheed has better forward craft than most of our mids .
Not in the kicking goals from the midfield but in being able to lead into space , take marks and set shots .
He is not the liability you say he is
How do you think a bloke as slow as him can lead into space and get separation enough to take all these marks? Might as well chuck Priddis off the HFF
All our forwards, Cripps, Ryan, Rioli, Petch and even Venables are all fast and can get separation on their opponent, i think Sheed would struggle.
He's not alone, i also believe Hutchings, Marsden and Redden have all struggled at times attempting to play the same role.
His inability to play off the HFF led him to being dropped for a chunk of our flag campaign and it was only his performance in the guts which got him a premiership.
Add in Sheeds lackluster pressure and tackling game and it looks even less and less appealing to me.
He knows how to find the goals though, but i think that's due to losing his man around stoppages and being offensive.
His last 18 months playing in the guts have been absolutely outstanding. Why would we change it?