Prior to his leg break he was that much better than everyone else he played wherever the hell he liked. The Hird role, if you like.
After coming back from the leg break I saw him play chf (with the odd run in the middle) for Vic Country, and I’m pretty sure he even played off halfback once when he was 23rd man for the Bendigo bombers in the vfl. Did it well too.
Once he got to the dogs, it was all forward, all the time, because that’s what the dogs wanted him to become. Dogs have inside midfielders like an actual dog has fleas, but they haven’t had a kpf worth a damn since Simon Beasley.