It's hard for me personally to wish any ill will towards the QB who "helped" give us our first Super Bowl win. It was a team effort with a huge emphasis with have the LOB. I think it was great combination of the younger Russ being able to scramble, throwing the long ball and having the players we did back then to give him time to execute. I think it's possible that somewhere after all that success, Russ forgot who helped him carry this team to the success it experienced over the years and inflated his ego. I highly suspect that his marriage to Ciara had some a huge effect on him as well trying to create a brand for himself. His determination to lead the team his way and what Carroll envisioned became more of a stumbling block for the entire team. Could have the "Let Russ Cook" worked, possibly yes if we had the salary to spread around to build around Russ? However; along with success comes huge rewards which is not necessarily a good thing overall all for the team as a whole. Once you spend all your dough on the success of just the one, you find yourself unable to reward and keep those who helped him find success. I'm probably rambling, which I often do, but Russ is a great QB, no doubt, but only when he's balanced with great cast of other talent that we saw when we won our first Super Bowl. If Russ thinks he is the reason or anyone else for that matter that he carried the team on his shoulders alone, I would certainly disagree. I'll be always grateful for the years we had Russ and thankful for the many great memories he helped bestow on this team. Makes me think though, if we had Geno along with LOB back in 2014, would we have had the same success?