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2. What I don't understand is the seeming vitriol that is coming from what one would think would be a smarter fan base as represented here on this site. Bill's leadership and vision has given we fans 20 years of, not just good results, but EXCELLENT results. No not just excellent results but UNPRECEDENTED results in the face of a system that essentially rewards failure and penalizes success. Are we THAT spoiled that we can forget the last 20 years after just one 7-9 season.
The fact is that this roster's talent erosion is directly due to BB's bad drafting over the past 5-10 years. BB blamed the bad offense on Tom last season when the fact is he had ZERO talent to throw to. The TEs had the worst production in the NFL partly because BB pushed Gronk out while drafting no suitable replacements. The WR group was weak because he passed on resigning Amendola, Edelman was older and double teamed all season, and N'Keal Harry was the worst 1st round WR draft choice in the team's history.
On TOP of that BB decided to push the GOAT out the door. All he needed to do was say, Hey Tom, I want you back, I believe in you, I'm gonna get you some help. Instead he was the stone cold bastard we all know him to be and he was like, Tom I can only give you a year to year deal. You don't have it anymore. I don't believe you can get it done, I mean just look at what you did this past season. Never mind that you've won 6 Superbowl championships for us, I'd rather move on if you insist on a long term IE 2 year deal.
This season's failures was the CULMINATION of BB's poor decisions as a GM over the past 5+ years. He deserves all the BLAME because he Buys the GROCERIES. He was the one who chose to move on from Brady. And Kraft, the gutless wonder, of course backed his coach instead of his QB.
In retrospect, I'm so glad that BB chickened out and gave up on Brady. Brady got out of BB's shadow and PROVED to the world that he's not a "system QB", he is the SYSTEM of winning! Brady had to go to a new team, new conference, new offensive system, and it didn't matter. The GOAT rose above it all and ELEVATED the Bucs, a team that hadn't made the playoffs in 13 years, into a Superbowl Champion. Tom Brady has made a CAREER out of proving people wrong. And the last one on the list was his own Head Coach for the past 20 years who believed Brady couldn't get it DONE anymore. Obviously BB was wrong, and Brady is just on a whole other level of special that we couldn't fully appreciate until he had left New England.