Stampeders look to throw wrench into Burris' passing game

Tiger-Cats QB Henry Burris is leading the CFL in passing. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

Tiger-Cats QB Henry Burris is leading the CFL in passing. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:21 AM ET

CALGARY - Juwan Simpson doesn’t need to watch any tape.

He’s all too familiar with Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris.

The Calgary Stampeders linebacker said his former teammate seems to be getting better with age.

“He’s still playing like he’s 25, gosh ...,” Simpson marvelled. “I will remind him. Trust me, I will remind him that he’s not 25.

“He’s moving around good and he’s throwing the ball as good as he was six, seven years ago.

“It’s a testament to him. He trains hard to get where he is.”

Burris, who spent a decade in Stampeders silks, leads the CFL in passing by a landslide with 3,181 yards.

The 38-year-old clearly enjoys leading head coach Kent Austin’s pass-happy offence.

Stamps linebacker Keon Raymond has done everything but snag an interception this season, juggling a couple of balls that eventually fell to the turf.

He’s looking to get on the board against his old buddy.


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