This is the first year where a fully healthy Leroy Hill seemed only average to me. Usually he's been a really good player- better than his solid stat lines each season.
It's strange though, I actually look forward to when Hill and Trufant have moved on. Both have had very good careers, entirely with our team. But they are also very vanilla and always has been, and Pete Carroll is like the fat kid (me) at the frozen yogurt place that puts every topping on 3 different types of ice cream. Almost every player on his defense is unique and interesting. Hill and Trufant are/were good players, but they'll never make those "huh? wow!" kind of plays that we see from Bryant, Clemons, Irvin, Browner, etc.
Case in point, on the draft forum we've been talking about Dion Jordan a bit. He's one of the weirdest players I've ever seen: a 6'7" 240 pound DE that looks and moves (~4.4 type speed) like a giant WR. And who sometimes lines up at CB and plays a mean press cover. Normally I wouldn't want such a weird and undefined player on my team, but with Pete, I know he'd find a really exciting way to utilize an athlete like that somewhere on his defense, and Leroy Hill's spot would be a great fit.
Similarly, I've been a fan of all the little things Trufant does, but I simply cannot wait until Thurmond takes his job. Thurmond was one of our most exciting DBs early last season before getting hurt.