The original Hurley thread appears to have hit capacity (although not quite full), but mods please merge if I have that wrong.
It’s always fun when the first post of a thread can be used against the poster in perpetuity. If that occurs this time around, I will be happy to take the hit.
Hurley’s unforced errors (such as the turnover under no pressure in the first quarter), his lapses in concentration allowing uncontested marks to his direct opponent (followed by much head shaking and swearing), and his trampoline hands are, collectively, undoing the good work he does to the point that I think we might be better off without him. Not saying we have an obvious direct replacement today, but unless he can improve the balance of good and bad I will be counting the days until that replacement is found.
Credit where due, his aggression (when not giving away free kicks), contested work (when he gets near it), possesion count (net of clangers), and intercept possessions (when he is far enough in the clear to take a chest mark) do make an important impact on games.
He just could and should have been so much more.