Hurley has been playing on 2nd rate forwards the last few weeks and has been pantsing opposition teams because Harts is our container man on their number 1 and Hurley has free reign to run an intercept and rebound.
North had 2 A-grade forwards, which forced Hurley and Harts to both play incredibly different game styles and we were obliterated for it. Should have brought in one more defender or changed our game plan up, because having one A-grade forward covered, but the other only sorta half covered, then you’re in trouble.
Hurley isn’t in form as a shut down backman, right now he’s better when he’s free to just read the play and own the space around him and that’s what form he’s in.
He’d need a few games to get his form back as a shutdown backman, as we saw tonight, he’s completely forgotten how to man up rather than make everything around his zone his ■■■■■.