Wow that's a great read and a perspective I never even really considered until that article. It must have been tough for Flip to walk that tight rope. He knew he couldn't make too many changes to a 2x EC Champ. He was the new kid on the block, coming into a well established team. Last season was a no win one for Flip. If he makes changes and loses, its his fault for tinkering. If he keeps things the same and they lose, its his fault because he's the only new guy on a team that has reached the finals 2 years in a row. Our skepticism was only hightened due to his less than stellar playoff record. We were just waiting to vilify him. I think the first 3 quarters of last year's regular season lulled us into a false sense of security. Last year's playoff collapse might have been the best thing for this team - short term and long. It forced Joe D to re-evaluate his plan and also to bring in some better (and respected) assistants. It forced the team out of their comfort zone. It forced the players to wake up and listen. It forced Flip to take charge of this team. And it forced us as fans to reflect on just how spoiled we've been these past few years. Thanks for the article Roscoe! I'm feeling better about things already!