October 19, 2012
Ticats' Burris 'going home'
By TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency
Henry Burris has secured approximately 30 tickets for Saturday’s game in Calgary.
Whether the Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback is congratulated or consoled by family and friends after the match with the Stampeders will go a long way in determining the Ticats’ small playoff hopes.
“For me, it’s like going back home, going into a stadium I know so well,” Burris said of his first visit to Calgary after spending the previous seven seasons in Alberta.
“We’re going into a hostile environment. They have been playing well all season and we have had a couple of disappointing losses back to back. When you have that kind of situation, people feel you have given up. Of course, there is no give-up on this team.”
Burris could be in for a long night, as injuries have taken a bite out of the Ticats’ offensive line.
“The No. 1 thing for me is to allow those guys to settle in,” Burris said. “I’m confident in our young guys because they have worked their butts off all season. I’m going to do whatever I can to get rid of the ball and make sure those guys are comfortable.”
The Ticats will get a boost on defence, as linebacker Markeith Knowlton will return from a ankle injury that has kept him on the sideline for the past 11 games.