If the Discovery Channel series How It's Made ever did an episode about sausage, I'd quickly turn the channel. There's an old saying about sausage making—you never want to see it if you ever want to enjoy eating sausage again.
Two high-profile, high-priced coordinators, thought to be the keys to keeping the legacy of Joe Gibbs II alive, were summarily dismissed. The once—and perhaps still—leading candidate for the job reportedly complained to an associate that he felt manipulated. There was an explosive negative reaction from all corners of Redskins Nation to the possibility of that top candidate getting the job.
The process has been done backwards with the coordinators being signed before the head man has been hired. Days, even weeks passed without communication from the principals making the decision to those most affected by it, the team's assistant coaches. And so on.
The details of long hours of fruitful conversation with prospective coaches don't get leaked out because such topics make for boring stories in the papers and bad fodder for talk radio. Smear campaigns, accusations of disloyalty, rejection, disagreements and the like get put under the bright spotlight because such things drive circulation, create ratings spikes and generate website traffic.
The best advice, however, is to wait until the process is complete and then judge what comes out on the other end. Perhaps it will be a nice, well-seasoned Italian sausage. Maybe it will be a bland but decent German wurst. Better yet, wait until the fall, perhaps even until Christmas time, to pass final judgment.