OK, Hurls does not play in the midfield, he does not play as a forward, so he must be a defender ?
Wrong, Hurls sits in a special category, along with ( at various times) BJ. Call them the general, call them the quarterback, call, them the playmaker
For them, defence is a part time occupation. These guys are like the nerve centre, because when they get it right, they orchestrate the game. The game flows though them and from them in transition.
Hurls had an outstanding year that earned him AA selection and yet, inability to beat tall forwards at times might suggest he is slightly more suited to attack than defence.
Do I want him to tighten up next year ?
Maybe , but mainly , I want the defenders to support him, channel the ball through him and trust him to command his position on the field.
However, from now, lets get Conor to take the majority of kickins !