I think people are just rationalizing because they don't want to think "oh, shit, here we go again with the same terrible business decision-making problems we've always had" - but I try to stay as objective as I can, and this just ain't good at all.
Losing our top prospect for peanuts, replacing him with the new manager's favourite for double the fee. That's it. Defense a shambles, less than 2 weeks from kickoff. Troubling.