I think Ricky Stuart blames BJ for the grand final loss to a degree. That’s why he got rid of him.
I just watched the highlights of the GF and BJ at one point (8-8 all at the time) holds on to the ball too long and the pass is called forward. The winger was in.
Then I watched the post match interview and Ricky said that the controversial call wasn’t the reason they lost. It was a few key moments they lost momentum.
This is just my opinion.