Given the QBs we face next season, we're not in a position to draft anymore Banogu Turay type players and hope they pan out. I see nothing from Patrick Jones that suggests he's an answer for what Ballard is looking for in a pass rusher.
Ballard is not infallible, but his building for sustained, long term success is what I want from my team's GM.
The last time the Bucs won the Super Bowl (2002), they followed it up with:
18 years without winning a playoff game
only making the playoffs twice (including 12 straight years without making playoffs)
having a winning record just 5 times, with 3 of those being 9-7.
Maybe this time it will be different for the Bucs, maybe not.
But if that's what lies between Super Bowl wins, then you can have it. I'll sit in the section with Four2itus, chad72, Fluke_33 and Lucky Colts Fan, and enjoy being entertained by meaningful games almost every year.