John Morris says 'competitive edge wasn't there'

John Morris, right, shown with teammate Marc Kennedy acknowledging the crowd at the 2013 Edmonton...

John Morris, right, shown with teammate Marc Kennedy acknowledging the crowd at the 2013 Edmonton Brier, announced Friday that he's leaving Kevin Martin's team. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:04 PM ET

EDMONTON - John Morris will take his time before deciding when and how he’ll jump back into competitive curling.

Even though he’s had plenty of offers after announcing on Wednesday he’d be leaving the Kevin Martin rink, Morris said he was in no hurry to get back in the game.

“I have about 200 emails and 100 phone calls and messages to get through,” said Morris from this Calgary home, where he was resting after pulling a long shift at the Chestermere fire hall.

“The support has been fantastic.”

The highlight of Morris’s career arguably came in the gold medal game of the 2010 Olympics, when he made at least a half-dozen game-saving doubles.

Since then, a team that had been dominant in its first five years of existence suddenly became slightly better than average. That inability to rediscover its earlier magic seems to have worn on the two-time world junior skip.


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