After much deliberation about all the off-season moves we've made so far it's pretty easy to think we're just throwing away the up coming season. However, Mr. Desjardins sounds confident with his comments about finding new players. He's right when he says that it seems like we got burned on the trade because we lost two name players, but he seems to have a plan.
As of this moment I'm not the biggest Rocky Butler fan , but if he comes in here and plays well, I might just be his biggest fan. When was the last time we had a GREAT QB? Probably Matt Dunigan, but he only lasted 5 games. Winning would cure everything so I'm willing to wait it out. But if we start losing games by 40 pts over and over again like last year, then there will be hell to pay.
Someone mentioned that this will be a rebuilding year, I'm not so sure. Things change pretty fast in the CFL. Anyone remember our record in 1997? 2-16. How about our record after we got Ron Lancaster, Danny Mac and Darren Flutie in 98? Oh right, we went to the Grey Cup and lost on a last second field goal.
Now I'm not expecting that kind of drastic improvement, but I'm willing to give this new management team the benefit of the doubt for now. I'm not fussy on getting draft picks or picking up other team's third string guys, but if it works out then all of us fans will look like fools and Mr. Desjardins will be having the last laugh. But I don't think he'd be giving the fans any "I told you so's." Remember, he's an employee of the Ti-Cats, he wants to make this team into a winner. Actually, that's what we all want.