Maciocia: frustration can trigger criticism

JASON HILLS -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 1:11 PM ET

Danny Maciocia's reaction was simple: the coaches, players and officials all have to get along.

While he feels for his coaching counterpart Tom Higgins and the Calgary Stampeders for the hefty $10,000 fine they were handed Tuesday over critical remarks about the league and in particular the officiating, he sees both sides.

"There are times where I get a little wound up with a thing or two with officiating, but we all have to remember one thing, we are all in this together," Maciocia said yesterday after the Eskimos practice at Clarke Park.

"I don't think they (officials) purposely go out there and try to make the wrong calls.

"At the end of the day we are all concerned for what's best for the CFL and I just think we all need to be a little more careful."

Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris is out of the lineup for at least two weeks with a separated shoulder on his non-throwing shoulder.

Burris was hit by Hamilton linebacker Zeke Moreno while falling out of bounds.

"I don't think Zeke Moreno was trying to hurt Henry," said Maciocia. "It was really close. I don't deem it to be late, it's something that maybe if it happens another 10 times chances are nothing happens.

"The Stampeders lost one of their best players. I think he was probably their best player this last month. Knock on wood, God forbid it doesn't happen to our quarterback.

" I would probably be a little excited, but you have to be careful about what you say."


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