Having plenty of friends in the media
Really does seem to help Bruce at a time like this, these chums whether it be a newspaper, radio station or TV will be more than happy to help heap the blame on anybody but Bruce himself. This is where Bruce gets his payback for the nice jovial interviews he dishes out to his pals in the media.
If say Avam Grant who is not very media friendly had the same record Bruce has this year the media on a whole would be slaughtering him
The weak get crushed as the strong grow stronger