I side with Altman on this one. He didn't push criticism away from himself. He was very blunt about how if they thought he was the problem to get rid of him. But that doesn't mean fans not showing up isn't also a problem.
Eh, I don't see that as genuine self-critiquing. Seems more like grandstanding to me.
Like a guy shouting, "If'n we lose this game, I'll eat my hat!" Eh, whatever.
Not suggesting my opinion is greater than yours. Just different.