Coach Taafe is quoted in the Saturday Spec saying "You don't build businesses in one day. Anything of value takes time. Everyone has the microwave mentality. They want to pop it into the microwave, hit the button for 20 seconds and everything is ready. It doesn't happen like that in football." It may not happen in 20 seconds Mr. Taafe, but an off-season IS enough time to turn around a team.
The 1997 Ti-Cats were horrendous. They went 2-16. Worst team in the league by far. After that season ended management went out and brought in a new coach with a winning record, a new QB, and a go-to receiver.
The 1998 Ti-Cats were 12-5-1, won the East and lost the Grey Cup on a last second field goal.
It CAN be done. We, the fans, are tired of hearing 'things will be better, just give it time.' We've suffered through too many losing seasons to believe that.