There's a very interesting comment in the Team thread that apparently Langfords demotion was due to poor GPS results.
If true then it would support people's impression of a lack of intensity in his game.
(Pause for amazement that data backs up Blitz gut feel!)
I thought he had a reasonable first half - tackling was strong - but he still seems reactive rather than damaging.
In some ways the most optimistic of the pro Langford supporters could liken him to a late developing baby Jobe.
However even though he stuffed things up frequently, what was noticeable about the young Jobe in the Twos was the quality and vision of what he was attempting to do - who and where he was trying to handball or kick to.
Perhaps the Langford needs to be encouraged in this direction - take more risks, run harder to damaging spots even if unrewarded, etc. He will make errors but maybe learn more.
He has the skills at times, but seems to shrink back to conservative playing mode too often.
Worth trying, or we may just have another tall flanker on our list.