Shots fired across bow

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:10 AM ET

Ricky Ray isn't taking offence to Henry Burris's comments to start the Battle of Alberta week.

While addressing the media on Tuesday in Calgary, Burris - who is under significant heat for his erratic play - remarked that Ray has more interceptions this year.

So, essentially, Burris was wondering why he was being made out to be a bad guy on the field.

"He (Burris) is probably just feeling a little frustrated, a little ganged-up on," said Ray yesterday.

"We all have bad games.

"Sometimes you feel you are getting a little bit more criticism than you deserve and you get a little frustrated."

Burris is coming off a very rough game when he threw two interceptions and fumbled twice. Burris now has five interceptions on the year. Ray has seven.

But while Ray isn't making a big deal about his stats being called out by the opposition pivot, he has major backing in his own locker-room.

"I don't want to bad mouth Hank or anything like that because he seems to be a nice guy," said Edmonton receiver Trevor Gaylor.

"But he needs to stick to his locker-room and let us worry about ours.

"Ricky Ray has more wins than he does. That is why Henry Burris is taking more heat."

Not to mention Ray's Grey Cup success compared to Burris.

Ray has led the Eskimos to two Grey Cup championships, in 2003 and '05. Burris has not quarterbacked a CFL team to a title yet.

FINISH LINES ...

Watch for Kenny Onatolu to replace fellow LB Ray Perryman (shoulder ) this week ... Injured DE Brandon Guillory will see yet another specialist later this month for his spinal cord contusion injury. He still can't participate in contact practice drills.


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