Re: I am taking command of the fleet.
Back to the opening post.....
Wasn't it just a case of they were getting their butt kicked and Picard, one of their finest, (with a history of fighting the Borg) sounded like he knew what to do?
Exactly. I'm sure everyone recognized him, and were quite happy to yield command to a proven leader. They wouldn't blame him for being Locutus, because everyone knows that drones have no choice when they're assimilated. Not even Picard.
"A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart