In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Samuel was franchised because we had no alternative and it was a peak year of his prime
BB didnt give Law a contract, he signed a 6 or 7 year extension I believe in 99 by pete Carroll which made him the highest paid CB in the league.
BB let him walk a year too early, but better then the 40 million he would have got and a few years of declined play. Another classic example of a great general manager doing what gives the team the best chance to win, both short term and long term.
While Talib is still a good corner, he has been getting chewed up in quite a few games. Oh, and we were 5th in the league in sacks this year. Talib has a very good pass rush, so is he over rated?
Last thought, every GM misses, and when you have had the most picks in the league over a 13 year period, you will miss more then others, but the talent he has put together on this team while paying a HOF QB top 3 QB money for 10 years and drafting in the bottom of most rounds, is amazing work. Not too mention some of the best trades in NFL history in Moss, WW, and Dillion.