I get what you’re saying but it just doesn’t make sense to bring him in and sit him on the bench. They know where his fitness is at, and know where his game is at.Only if Beams Aish or Sier are not fit to play.
The fact he spent so much time on the bench compared to others is a strong indication of how the coaches rate him.
Wells could have come in and played 50%GT for greater attacking output.
They could have played Quaynor to get a look at him, shifted Greenwood mid/fwd OR had Greenwood tag Murphy or Walsh. (Liked Greenwood’s game down back by the way - just don’t kick it)
My guess is a knock has limited him. You don’t play solid VFL for 5 weeks, only to blow up after 30 mins of AFL.
And Wills seemed to play most of the first Q on Cripps and kept him quiet. Why would the coaches then decide he’s not up to it, is a liability, and is best left on the bench?