In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
I know I will take a rash of you know what for beating this dead horse but I have watched consistently for a long time here in this forum some over the top criticism of 2 of the greatest members that this organization will most likely will ever see.
We have a QB who could possibly go down as the greatest to ever play the game but some here would tell you he is the reason for the failures of the last 10 years if you can call 2 SB's and 5 AFCCCG's. Is TB perfect??? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! he makes mistakes just like other human QB's make. What I would submit over the last 10 years is that IMHO if you want to lay one game at his feet which could be considered SOLELY his fault I would have to go back to the Denver playoff loss in Denver the year after the last SB. Just a poorly played game with some poorly thrown balls. In all the other playoff losses did he make mistakes??? YES HE DID... but were those mistakes the SOLE reason for the losses??? I would submit that there were many plays by other players, many breakdowns by other units and for the most part they were losses that the entire team was responsible for. If you want to say the playoff loss to the Jets he played a bigger role than most I could possibly agree based on the INT on the Screen Pass on the 1st drive that sort of set a tone but even that game had a dozen other plays by other players especially on the other 2 units. All I can say about TB is that in my years (mid 70's) of watching football there is no more intelligent and competitive guy that I have seen behind center in the NFL. If this makes me a TB Rump Swab so be it.
As far as BB goes I understand that with him the criticism goes with the territory. He is the guy responsible for all aspects of the football operations and the buck stops with him. Has BB the coach made mistakes??? ABSOLUTELY!!! Has BB the GM made mistakes? ABSOLUTELY!!! Has BB the president of football OPs made mistakes??? ABSOLUTELY!!! It is impossible in today’s NFL not to make mistakes based on the way the rules are set up to promote parity. In order to keep this short this is what I would say about BB.... he has brought a philosophy and program to this franchise that has made them a legitimate contender year in and year out, his record speaks for itself. I would want no other person leading this teams coaching staff/front office. If this makes me a BB Rump Swab so be it.
For my money the 2 of them together I believe have been perfect for each other and this orginization. They are consistently on the same page and believe in the same philosophies. I know I will take a rash of s h*t by both sides and agree both deserve to be criticized when warranted but it just seems that at times it is over the top for some posters. Sorry about the length… Just my 2 cents.
You should not feel some kind of way for speaking the truth. This Epic run is nearing its end and its definately not too early to start reflecting on just how great the Run has been with these two at the helm. If we would have won the last 2 SBs we were in, Im sure there would be much less divide between the BBW's and BBBW's but at the end of the day...You cant argue success and longevity and competing Every year. Being spoiled, sometimes we lose sight of this and wine for more rings but Im sure BB knows it comes with the territory and He is happy to take on the critics instead of being out of work. He has created a body of work here that should give him the benefit of the doubt in most cases.
Ive enjoyed watching these 2 work together and agree it is a great relationship. You wont find this type of continuity again for Years!!! or maybe Ever.