Many City supporters would have arrived at Carrow Road on Saturday with the feeling that it was a case of now or never for the Canaries.
They had watched on helplessly as their team had steadily sunk to the bottom of the table and more to the point without having offered them any hope whatsoever of it only being a temporary situation.
And at Plymouth two weeks ago, many of the five hundred or so hearty souls that chose to endure the 700-odd mile round trip and subsequent pitiful display that ensued would have given up the season as a lost cause.
This recent two week break from action afforded to the Canaries therefore really was the final opportunity for City boss Glenn Roeder to call in every favour that he could think of in order to add new faces to his squad, as well as for him to leave all of the players in no doubts as to precisely just what he required form them in each and every match from now until next May.
And so with three extra loan signings having joined the ranks since that bleak day down at Home Park, as well as several injured players having made a timely return from injury, it doesn't bear thinking about what another abject display would have done to the Canaries had it subsequently materialised on Saturday.
What we were treated to of course was precisely the opposite, and a 90-minute display comprising of just about everything that we could have hoped for.
There was energy about the team once again, and a conviction and belief that they were capable of winning football matches which in turn lead to the necessary levels of quality being produced in order for them to actually do so.
City were revitalized, and there was certainly weight in Roeder's comments afterwards about the players simply having lost their way in previous games as opposed to not being good enough when you considered the performance that they had just delivered.
Will it continue?
Well, only time will tell of course, but if you're looking for something that suggests that it just might do so, you need look no further than the fact that for the first time this season the Canaries played from the first whistle until the last with passion.
True, it wasn't a flawless performance by any stretch of the imagination and the Canaries will inevitably be tested much more forcibly by some of the stronger teams in the division than they were by Coventry on Saturday.
But when you've arrived at a crossroads in your season in the manner the Canaries undoubtedly had at the weekend, and where the wrong turn would mean third-tier football next year, then this would certainly do for starters.
Rumoured to have been on the managerial shortlist for the Norwich job before Glenn Roeder was eventually handed the post, Blackpool boss Simon Grayson has impressed with the manner in which he taken to management during his relatively short time in office, and particularly the manner in which he has got his team playing decent attacking football.
He guided Blackpool into the Championship courtesy of winning promotion from League One last term and under his leadership the Seasiders have generally held their own in the higher division to date despite their present lowly league position.
As the Canaries know only too well from their FA Cup exploits last year, Blackpool are a tough opponent at Bloomfield Road, and so you get the feeling that more of the same from Saturday's mould will be required in order for them to get the job done again tonight.