Was it really obvious? It might be obvious in retrospect, but given he was on great form before missing one game for non-rugby reasons, I can't see how many would have predicted him underperforming. I think it had far more to do with his pack getting beaten than his suspension. I haven't followed in detail either, but in the back of this game there's a fair few calling for certain people to be dropped. Barrett has always been a bit divisive I'll grant you but a week ago Aaron Smith was still rightly seen as arguably the best 9 / possibly even the best player in world rugby, I don't recall anyone calling for him to be dropped.