well, it's not even the fans. it's JR. contrary to what others believe, i think he does have a soul. and i think he's got pride that's been hurt by providing the fans and esp. his PSL owners a crappy product for several years. i think he also knows he's living on borrowed time and probably would like to make it up to everyone for what he's ultimately responsible for.
and no, i'm not kin to him. i'm not his employee. i've never even seen his jock strap. no, i have no desire to.
JR knows he is going to have pusses off fans no matter what decisions he makes. He is a Davy businessman and knows that they need to make unpopular decisions right now. He knows that the only thing that will make fans happy is winning. Thus, he will make the decisions that are the best LT for the team.