Thanks for posting a link to that Washington Post article. It gave us a reminder of what kind of coach Taaffe is, and why it is great to have him here.
Here are a few interesting excerpts form the article, contining quotes from McBrien and Anthony Calvillo:
"I'll tell you one thing: I learned more football from those two guys than I learned in my whole career," said former Maryland quarterback Scott McBrien, who was 21-6 as a starter. "If I didn't play under those two coaches, I don't know if I would have ever had the successful career that I had."
"At least two to three hours of film study before we even started practice," said Anthony Calvillo, another Alouettes quarterback who played under Taaffe. "He was always questioning me, what am I looking for on pretty much every route. Mentally he was putting me through a game before I even entered a game."
I didn't know McBrien was on the Alouettes roster, but there may the possibility Taaffe might be interested in giving him a look.
Anyway, that was a very interesting article, and it's definitely worth taking the time to read it. Looks like the Ticats, the quarterbacks in particular, had better be prepared to be prepared.