I wouldn't say the 2006 season is a bust because we lost Rivera and Whale. In fact, I believe they had to be let go along w/ Bubba to have any money to play in FA. I stated this on other sites since training camp. GB/OL Coach has done an outstanding job finding quality OL w/ late rd picks and no name FA signings. Again, our 96 & 97 teams didn't have an OL that was as good as this unit was. Coach Larry does a great job putting that unit together and getting it to perform at a high level, and I think he can do it again. What I, and I am sure many of you, didn't anticipate was just how bad GB was strapped against the salary cap. Not only are they releasing quality players to get below the cap, but more importantly, they can not pick up any quality Defensive FAs to improve our Defense. The inability to acquire at least one quality Defensive FA this or last year is what's troubling and probably has more to do w/ whether Farve would want to return for another year. Putting yourself in Farve's shoes, how realistic would it be to think this team, as we know it today, has a shot to do more next year than it did this year?