Care to show your work in regards to BB “hating” and having “little regard for GM-ing”? I’ve never read or heard anything like that. And it wouldn’t seem the Krafts are pulling the trigger anytime soon.I came across this post after googling for any signs of the Krafts recognizing Bill's decline. I don't think BB has "lost it" exactly but he's more than ever set in his ways and some of the quirks that once made him great now work against him.
Signs show he's been declining over the past 5 years IMO, and when you consider how he's handled the GM role in general, it's clear that if BB was truly doing what is best for the team, he'd have always had a strong GM in place He's treated his GM responsibilities like a guy going thru the motions checking off tasks/work he hates doing. When he traded Jamie Collins to Cleveland in 2016 for a late round 2017 draft pick, I'd say he spent less than a minute considering seeking the best return for the asset. Instead he just called his pal and got it done. Same thing, though with higher stakes on the Jimmy G trade. This is a guy who has little regard for GMing, but who wont share power. What you get is subpar performance from a role that is most important for team composition. As he gets older it gets worse. He doesn't want to deal with jerks. Good for him but you can only get away with it if you have competent people in coordinator and/or assistant roles. He's still a great coach though and while that's not enough to make fans happy it will spare him from the spectacle of complete implosion in 22-23. But I doubt the Krafts will let him go on beyond next season