I guess I never gave Mike McCarthy the credit he deserves in handling the Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers transition. Recall that that Brett Favre, certain future HOF and SB winning QB, led the Packers to a 13-3 season. Nonetheless McCarthy chose to sit him down and transition to Rodgers. It didn't go easily. Favre was a raging bull about it, and Rodgers and the Pack fell off to a 6-10 first season under Rodgers. But McCarthy had the intestinal fortitude to continue in spite of it all. In retrospect he was very right. Bill Belichick now faces a similar quandry. The team went 12-4 but Brady had his worst statistical year in ages. Some of it can be attributed to the rookies and injuries, but the first signs are there. 1) TFB has lost accuracy in his deep throws. 2) TFB was sometimes inaccurate in his bread and butter short /midrange throws. 3) TFB was never a running QB, but he used to shuffle around and avoid the pass rush. Now, many times he just seems to secure the ball, and then simply gets buried by the sackers. 4) TFB was tackled 40 times this season and double what he used to do. Does Bill Belichick handle this transition well, or even have the guts to do so when it becomes necessary, this next season or the one after that? Recall that doing that to Kosar earned him the hatred of myriads of Brown's fans that haven't dissipated to this day, and contributed to getting him fired. 5) Will Kraft have the guts to handle the Fan and Media pressure too, to allow BB to do so?