Weighing in with some heated anti-Stampeders comments Saturday, Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Kitwana Jones might have been hoping to lure Henry Burris into a war of words.
He should have known better.
Burris knew the talkative former Saskatchewan Roughrider well enough to guess what was coming during his scrum at McMahon yesterday.
The reporter didn't even finish his question before Burris started answering.
"I know, he probably already said we're cocky or something," said Burris, who was spot-on with his assessment.
"I mean, c'mon now," Burris added with a grin. "For a person to say we're cocky, he must be cocky."
Judging from his words, most would think Jones had a serious problem with Burris on a personal level.
Considered one of the nicest guys in the league, Burris again proved he has no desire to get confrontational. He'll let his play on the field tomorrow be the answer.
"I know Kitwana personally and he's a great player," said Burris, who left the Roughriders in 2005 to join the Stamps just as Jones broke into the league with the Riders.
"But if he considers us cocky, then every team in this league is cocky. We have fun. We go out and we play with each other and we have a good time.
"That's just how we play."