Certainly Richmond’s combination may have changed opinions but the reason I would say Green is in trouble is he can’t midfield.
All of the players he is competing with can.
Also, I think you need a minimum number of pure mids. Looking at 2018 best 22. There are not many pure mids who can play there all day. I only count zaka, Help, Zerret and Parish. I don’t count McGrath yet. I love the Langford but you can’t lock him in either.
So that’s only 4… So all other players will need to run through there. Not convinced Green can.
A fwd line rotation containing stringer, Orazio, Smith, Walla with possibly Lav or Begley is loads of options.
But that’s a lot of IFs and you may be right. Time will tell…