I would say a losing culture can be said
to have developed on a team if the team
is losing with the same core of players.
I wouldn't use that term with the Ticats.
Usually, long time core players on a team
are the ones who set the tone for that team.
We constantly turn over 1/2 our roster
every year core players included.
We just haven't established a winning culture.
On Offence, Casey's winning attitude
and leadership is quite the opposite
of what the angry worry-wart Jason Maas
brought to the team the last two years.
Zeke Moreno who lead by example on the field
promised Charlie he'll be a more vocal leader.
Last year, the GM who brought in the players,
and the co-ordinators who decided who to play
and coached and guided their play on the field
were learning on the job as untried CFL rookies.
The difference this year is President Scott Mitchell
has hired a veteran G.M. and two co-ordinators
who have experience and have been successful.
Obie will bring enough good players in
so that the coaches can stick with most
the players they pick at training camp.
They'll be able to concentrate on their jobs
and not worry about new players coming in.
If the starting lineups have
few changes from week to week.
we will be on our way towards
building a winning team.
At this point, Tony Miles, for one,
is an exception to your belief that
no veteran will put his reputation
on the line with the Ticats, Earl.
There will be others.