Quarterback

IAN BUSBY, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 7:04 AM ET

Before suffering a dislocated left shoulder late last season, Henry Burris was on pace for a career year.

Had he stayed in the lineup, Burris likely would have won the CFL's most outstanding player award instead of Roughriders QB Kerry Joseph.

Despite missing four games, Burris still set career highs for TD passes and rushing yards, while posting his best quarterback rating (102.0). If Burris continues where he left off, the Stamps should have no trouble scoring.

When Burris was hurt on what would have been a game-winning drive against Hamilton last season, the Stamps lost that game and every other one (four) their No. 1 man didn't start. Calgary was 0-5 when Burris didn't start.

This year should be much different after the signing of Dave Dickenson, who has much more experience and expertise than last season's replacements Akili Smith, Ben Sankey or Barrick Nealy.

Sankey and Nealy are back to compete for the No. 3 spot. Barring something disastrous happening to the top two pivots, the No. 3 man will just be sending in signals this season, so Nealy could be that man because he is younger and has much more athletic potential.


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