The fact that they were talking to Scot in the middle of the 2nd abysmal season in a row versus at the end of that 2nd bad season -- I don't think counters my point at all.
It doesn't have to be one wild crazy extreme to another. Major decisions are rarely about just one thing. It's usually multiple reasons and multiple variables. Lets take Fassel. I doubt they were in love with the guy but in one fell swoop dumped the idea because fans were upset. But if they are weighing the pendulum on Fassel pros and cons -- it adds another factor to consider. That's all. A problem can be seen differently from year to year. Joe Gibbs being the final say on personnel could help put Vinny Cerrato under the radar some versus when he's the main guy under Zorn and running a radio show in the spotlight. There are nuances and variables to a discussion like this. It's rarely about just one thing.
I never said Danny makes ALL decisions about public perception so any example you give to show that it wasn't sexy PR wise isn't relevant to my point. When he hired Zorn in the aftermath of a playoff season, why would he expect fan backlash? They were coming off a successful season. Zorn was an unknown aside from being a QB guru and the narrative was back then if anyone can fix Jason Campbell, he could. In 2014, when they had two abysmal seasons back to back -- I'd gather it would effect the mood some at Redskins Park versus coming off of a good season. In particular, if season ticket holders were canceling their tickets.
I gather from reading your posts, you trust more than most Bruce running the ship moving forward. If so, that's cool. And if your point about its all about winning -- that if the team kicks butt in 2017 with Bruce at the helm of the GM role -- no one will complain. I agree. Heck they can dump Kirk Cousins and if Colt McCoy kicks butt in his place, people would dig that, too. The issue though is Danny's reign on the aggregate hasn't been successful. It hasn't been a winning franchise. This isn't the Patriots or Seahawks were you might look at something and say well my gut tells me they are wrong but I got to trust those guys because they go against the grain and get it right a lot.
Under Danny's reign, when they go against the grain and or make changes, its gone awry aplenty -- IMO they haven't earned the benefit of the doubt where we can sit back and relax and let another in their series of genius moves play out and succeed. So, IMO people have every right to be skeptical because this doesn't feel like a fresh new movie during the Danny reign. It feels like a remake of a 1 to 2 star movie we've seen before. And yeah it could all work out great. But IMO the voice of reason perspective isn't just trust the process -- because we are in good hands. If the point is you never know. I agree with that. You never know. It could work out. As for Bruce, I need to see what he does next.