he is an important part of the side but in kinda of a weird way. Statistically he increases the efficiency of our centre square set ups more than anyone else but he isn't the worlds most effective tagger which is what he is asked to do most days.
it seems a paradox that he can not necessarily do that great a job at his assigned role but his contested work at stoppages ads so much that he makes us a much better team in any event.
i do wonder how he would go if we just let him off the leash and said play your own game. He is a good hard runner, his skills while not elite are neat and he uses it conservatively , he is courageous, attacks the pill as hard as anyone, is difficult to bring down and tackles like a mofo.
wouldn't mind seeing him change his tagging style a bit and play a little more as soft tagger who lines up shoulder to shoulder with his opponent and then just tries to beat him to the ball rather than trying to block his opponents run to the ball.
can't help but feel we have never got as much out of him as we could have and i think that comes down to coaching because it strikes me that heath is very team oriented and self sacrificing and would do exactly what is asked of him week in week out. give him a bit more freedom and see what happens, reckon the results could be favourable.