I might be alone in thinking Hurleys slimming down as a good thing.
His biggest strength has always been bringing the ball to ground and then going to work on bigger opponents who aren’t as nimble. Key backs have been going that way for quite a while (Fletch, Scarlett, Rance, Gibson, etc.).
The added bonus will be that it should help in reducing injury as well as extend his career.
Intercepting is where the game is and it’s only going to become more so. It’s why Gleeson and Hartley were given tough love this year and challenged to work on that part of their games.