Jerry Bruckheimer is a producer. Kind of like a Gm of a football team. You need a director that exceeds the vision of the producer. Jerry and Bay worked together on Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, The Rock and Armageddon. All great action movies. Bay brought to those movies a different way of filming. The camera shots that Bay uses are amazing. Bruckheimer produced Gone In 60 Seconds and Con Air also. Both great actin flicks. Jerry Bruckheimer is a great action film producer as what Bay is to directing action films.
Bottom line is Bruckheimer+Bay=badass movies.