We have (by my count) Brown, Francis, Hartley, Dea, Ambrose, Hurley & Gleeson who played key or key-ish tall back roles this year and Smack and Hooker have both played that role before. And Ridley may end up pinch hitting as a tall. That’s a full AFL set of 3 + a VFL set of 3 and a couple of extras.
Up forward it’s a similar story, JoeD, Stewart, Hooker, Francis, Langford, Smack, Laverde (kinda), Hurley.
There’s a risk, granted. But everyone is some sort of risk, it’s a part of life. Maybe it’s time to take that risk? Roll the dice on Brown holding his own down back until Francis pushes him out? Or smack doing the same forward?