We have a slight problem. We're currently running five small/medium guys through the backline - McGrath, Bags, Kelly, Dea and McKenna. Three of those guys for differing reasons may not be in the backline as soon as 2018. With a full complement of talls we still need 3-4 small/medium backs. Gleeson has doubts, Morgan is injury prone and Ridley is unproven (and possibly growing into KP height).
When you look at it like that, I'm not surprised that he's getting games. Or that Jerrett, Stanton and Redman playing back in the VFL.
I agree, he looked a lot worse at the ground than on the replay.