Yeah, I mean, I think Bill genuinely thought that Tom's effectiveness had a very, very short shelf life, and he has always said he'd rather "get rid of" (which isn't really a fair way to characterize this situation, but whatever) a guy a year too early rather than a year too late. I think he truly felt that it was time to start the rebuild, unless Tom would play for peanuts, which wasn't a fair ask of Tom (and Bill knew it). Tom probably still wanted to play for NE but even though he's never really demanded top dollar, he didn't want peanuts either. So it made sense for both parties for Tom to move on, even though I'm sure neither *preferred* it. But during that time, those conversations were probably super uncomfortable and not enjoyable for either guy. Of course there would be tension there. But both these guys can obviously step back from that and say, holy cow, look what we did together for 20 years, and fully appreciate it all. They obviously have the utmost respect for each other and care a great deal about one another personally. There's genuine affection there.