Agreed 100%, it would be a fairly easy article to write. The appearance of less meddling last few years, no more leaks, hiring a real personnel guy, being ok with a more patient approach by building team via draft and less big free agents signing. That article will be very predictable if they win.
It's also very predictable Redskins fans will refuse to give Snyder an ounce of credit until he wins a super bowl. I understand the level of hatred and distrust of Snyder, he has certainly earned it over the years. But I am viewing this thread solely in terms of Snyder as it relates to football product on the field, not as a person or business decisions not related to the on field product. Admitting Snyder is maturing as an owner is not the same as saying he is a mature competent owner. Just because a very short person grew an inch and is now taller, does not mean they are now tall. So I feel there is a large contingent of skins fans that won't entertain the thought of him maturing towards being a competent owner, because Snyder still remains far short of a competent owner in their eyes.
And since we don't want our owner to meddle with drafting players, or deciding who starts, and God I hope he isn't calling plays from the owners box, so considering that, isn't it very hard to prove you are maturing as a competent owner, considering the best owners are hands off and delegate responsibilities to competent football men? Then they sit back and watch and hope for the best. It reminds me of Billy Beane in moneyball saying how he felt his job was to put together a team that makes the playoffs, then after that it's out of his hands. Whether they get the rings depends more on players making plays and in game decisions by coaching staff. I feel it's the same principle as an owner, there is only so much you can control. And it's a process that takes time. So if you think the last few years we have been seeing a different approach, results aren't going to be immediate. It takes time. Many people on here have liked the last couple drafts and the way the roster has been built. He hired GMSM to get that true football guy, he is responsible for Kyle Smith and Eric Shaffer being employed and retained. I think most fans would say the roster overall is heading in the right direction and is steadily improving. Isnt that because of the less meddling, more patient approach that Snyder has obviously called for? But until they get the ring, Snyder won't get much credit for his growth towards being a competent owner, and I disagree with that. But I also think he still has some work to do.
Now as far as his personal life, and business not related to the team on the field, it's hard to formulate an argument that he is on the right track.