I had to switch browsers just to respond to your post lol...But to sum up:
"So it makes sense to be more concerned than anything else and not just praise him for that past good as if it all equals out with the current bad."
I don't think anyone is doing or even advocating that, not here, not Snyder, anyone. I do, though, think there are some who dismiss the "good" as irrelevant, which it may be to them. My point was that you can't just think Snyder is under some Rasputin-like spell by Allen or else he'd see things just the way fans do. I believe Allen has given Snyder some definite positives that he notices and appreciates, regardless of how we fans may or may not feel. Doesn't mean Dan doesn't notice the bad as well or that we shouldn't talk about it. God knows we do lol ...but the need to make sure the bad of Bruce Allen is being put front and center causes a lot of fans to view him unrealistically.
As for the way the FO is currently operating and set up...it doesn't exactly inspire confidence, no lol...then again, being from California I remember all the hate spit out by fans and the media towards Georgia Frontiere as owner of the Rams. Weee, doggie! lol...here's a small taste of what the general point of view was around her in L.A.:
With Dickerson Trade and Irvin Suspension, Mediocrity Is Attained
The Rams were once a tremendous football organization, dedicated to winning a Super Bowl championship. That was before Georgia Frontiere took over. In the eight seasons that Carroll Rosenbloom ran the team, the Rams placed first seven times, were in the NFC championship games five times, the Super Bowl once, and could have made it several more times with some breaks.
Since Georgia took over, however, except to mention her dedication to a championship in the Ram media guide, her only dedication has been to making a lot of money. Any disgruntled star athlete looking for a higher salary would suffer the wrath of Georgia--forget the impact on the team. Jack Reynolds, Bob Brudzinski, Vince Ferragamo and now Eric Dickerson are let go....
[...]It's obvious Georgia is more interested in the bottom line than the offensive line. She should sell the team to someone who really cares about winning.
Then..THEN...she had the audacity to move the Rams to St. Louis! lol...it would have been hard at the time to find anyone more hated or seen as more inept an owner than this woman, at least in southern California anyway. Then she got Vermeil and Warner and Martz and went to Super Bowls (plural). I don't ****ing know how that happened lol...I just saw the face of mediocrity and incompetence holding up the Lombardi trophy and smiling like a jackass.
So, yeah, I dunno lol...how much of it is having the right structure and how much of it is lucking into the right coach/QB combo. Shmups like her can do it and have a really good 5-year run, the Browns can keep switching owners and keep trying the right structure and win 1 game in two years. Jerruh can be the most inane GM west of Vinny Cerrato, hire Parcells for a few years and somehow luck into finding Romo among the undrafted free agents. A senile old fart like Al Davis can hire a "Name-only" bum like Allen and they go to the Super Bowl together. So I look at the moves being made moreso than the men making them. I'm done having confidence in March, and I won't lose confidence in March, either. There is no "In Scot I Trust" or "In Shanahan I Trust"...If they brought in Polian and Ron Wolf there would be no "In Polian/Wolf I trust", either. There would only be "What moves did they make? Do I like those moves? Let's see what happens."
I do know this: Allen gets a lot of respect around the league among owners, GMs and executives. It's a little surreal to read lol...I don't remember Vinny getting anything close. And while I'm hardly celebrating it, I'll take the last three seasons over the 4-12, 6-10 and 5-11 Zorn-Shanahan-Campbell-Grossman-Beck **** show every single day of the year. it feels, to me anyway, that we have solidly, decisively, moved on past that. So thanks, Kirk, Bruce Scot, Jay, Snyder, whoever. Hopefully your moves will work out.
But again...what personnel moves did Scot not get to make?