Retaining possession generally is the right thing to do but sometimes a bomb on to the top of the square can be the right option to and as you rightfully noted Dean is not the man for that. I would have loved to see DC in on top of cafferty.
That Mayo keeper again was a disaster. How in the name of God did he allow Scully punch that ball into the net, hence my point above. DC would serve two options in at full forward
He would win alot of ball close to the goal and there is no better man in my opinion close to goal
He gives us the option of a high ball on occasion when required. Gavin appears to use O Gara for that but to be fair he would not be my favourite player.