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JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:17 AM ET

B.C. Lions

- QB Casey Printers, the 2004 CFL MVP, realizes the quarterback controversy in B.C. is not about to go away any time soon. "It's an ongoing soap opera," Printers told the Toronto Sun. "You have to stay tuned."

Calgary Stampeders

- Defensive co-ordinator Denny Creehan objected to the suggestion that Calgary might have an advantage over Toronto, its opponent this week, just because the Stamps had a bye in opening week. "I wish to hell we'd have played a couple of games already," he told the Calgary Sun. "Then, we'd know a lot more about our new defensive backs."

Edmonton Eskimos

- WR Jason Tucker welcomed QB Ricky Ray back from the NFL with open arms after catching two TD passes in Edmonton's season-opener. "It's the same Ricky," he told the Edmonton Sun. "He knows his reads and he knows where the ball has to go at all times. I'm going to try to do what I've been doing, making great catches."

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

- You have heard all about the QB controversies in B.C. and Edmonton. Now Hamilton is getting one of its own as head coach Greg Marshall wants to give backup Marcus Brady more action. "We need to find a way to rotate Marcus into the game and get him playing time where the game is on the line," Marshall told the Hamilton Spectator.

Montreal Alouettes

- Head coach Don Matthews has launched a rap song on a CD by Whimsical called, What Time Is It? It was apparently inspired by the motivational pre-game cheer he does with his players before every game.

Ottawa Renegades

- QB Kerry Joseph was sacked seven times during the loss to Edmonton last week. And head coach Joe Paopao offered this understatement to the Ottawa Sun: "We've got to find a way to protect the QB better. And we will."

Saskatchewan Roughriders

- KR Corey Holmes got so excited at the start of his game against Winnipeg that he upchucked his pre-game meal in the dressing room during the first half. Holmes returned the opening kickoff 81 yards for a TD, then followed that up with a 63-yard punt return. That was followed up by his upchuck. "No more burgers! Not before the game," he told the Regina Leader-Post.

Toronto Argonauts

- The son of former Buffalo Bills receiver J.D. Hill, Hakim (The Thrill) Hill, started at RB for the Argos last week, replacing the injured John Avery.


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