When they last played a meaningful game, the Argos were unable to score a single point in the second half of last fall's East final, unable to make any plays on defence, unable to defend their Grey Cup title.
In Argoland, anything short of a trip to the title game is considered a failure, a shortcoming that led to many off-season changes.
Amid this changing landscape, the Argos will once again be judged on how well their offence performs under Ricky Ray, who is entering his third season in Double Blue.
Ray gives the Argos a big advantage at QB in the East, where Henry Burris is a proven commodity but is playing for an expansion team, and questions behind centre remain unanswered in Hamilton and Montreal.
In many ways, it's Grey Cup or bust for the Argos, a team with continuity on offence and question marks on defence.