Now, don't confuse me for one of those "rose coloured glasses" individuals, as that is the last thing that I am.
I've personally watched year after year (decade after decade) of crap from this franchise, and I'm completely jaded, cynical, and .
However, just over these last few days, something struck me, that makes me look forward to next year.
Think back, wayyyyy back to the US expansion.
New teams, new coaching staffs, and for the most part, brand new 100% American rosters.
How did those franchises make out? Dig out your history books and have a look-see. Other than Baltimore, they were garbage.
And my point?
Our team, the Ticats, started off the same way this year, with a new roster and coaching staff.
Have we performed well in 2007? The obvious answer is no. We've s*cked large, and were an embarrasment to the league.
Now, here's the good part.
Think no major roster turnover.
Think no major coaching staff turnover (other than the obvious Ed O'Neil)
Think new draft picks.
Think another year for Baumann to mature.
Think (hopefully) the return of Mareno and Setta.
We have to build (not gut) in the off-season, and good things will be on the way.
I'm not thrilled with our GM for some of his absolute garbage trades, but here's hoping that he can bolster the roster in the off season.
We're not that far off from respectability.
Believe it or not....