Winning Tiger-Cats ignore past

TERRY JONES, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:46 PM ET

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have a new team policy.

No looking back.

No mention of three wins last year, three wins the year before, four wins the year before that, five wins the year before that.

That was yesterday. And yesterday's gone.

"We are trying to create a bubble and eliminate the past," said head coach Marcel Bellefeuille of the home side in the battle of 3-2 squads here today. "Don't think about last year. As soon as you do, things can seep in ... We have to stop looking at seasons past. And I'm not going to sit here and talk about it because I'd be breaking my own rule."

It's an easier rule to follow when you get out of the gate like the Tiger-Cats have this season. Nobody is supposed to mention it, but they won only two games before August the previous three years and lost 16 of them.

"It's the beginning of confidence," said Bellefeuille. "But winning is a by-product of doing all the things you have to do. Wins look after themselves."

Bellefeuille also wants his team having fun. It hasn't been much fun around here.

"Fun is immensely important," he said. "You can't understate it. It's like in anything. If you have happy employees, you have productive employees."

TERRY.JONES@SUNMEDIA.CA


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