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Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by ticat, Sep 11, 2013.
218 yrds away from 50000.
And to think... when he was a Bear he was a scrub
Awesome Stampeder and it's nice to see him continue to play well with Hamilton and eventually get his record against his former club to a nice ovation.
However, the Stamps came out to play again and Bo Levi Mitchell looks like he could be a quarterback in the CFL. If the Stamps werent down to their 3rd QB, missing their top 2 receivers and O lineman you could likely just hand them the Grey Cup now. Still dominating week - to - week with what could be considered a apractise roster.
With Marc Trestman out of the CFL, John Hufnagel is by far the best coach in the league. If Trestman works oust well enough, I could see Huff getting poached by the next CFL team that wants to try the CFL experiment
Was a a great game till the end. Bo seems like the real deal and with the ottawa draft coming up, I guess They will be protecting him instead of drew tate. And some great catches by fantuz in helping him get there.
CALGARY - Bo Levi Mitchell's 15-yard touchdown pass to Marquay McDaniel late in the fourth quarter lifted the Calgary Stampeders to a 26-22 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday.
Tiger-Cat quarterback Henry Burris achieved a career 50,000 passing yards, joining Anthony Calvillo, Damon Allen, Danny McManus and Ron Lancaster in that club.
But the Stampeders (9-2) didn't let their former quarterback have all the glory and came from behind to stay unbeaten at McMahon Stadium this season. Calgary extended its regular-season winning streak at home to nine straight games.
Mitchell connected with McDaniel at 13:42 of the fourth quarter and also threw a touchdown catch to Maurice Price in front of an announced 26,649.
Rene Paredes made all four field goals he attempted, making him 9 for 9 in his last two games. With 72 rushing yards, running back Jon Cornish surpassed 1,000 for a second straight season.
Burris earned the majority of his career yards while a Stampeder. The 38-year-old was Calgary's quarterback for nine seasons, including seven as a starter, until he was traded to Hamilton in January 2012.
Burris also spent three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
He was 24 for 35 in passing for 384 yards and a pair of touchdown passes with two interceptions.
With the more veteran Kevin Glenn and Drew Tate sidelined with injuries, the 23-year-old Mitchell continued to show he can be a starting quarterback in the CFL.
Mitchell was 20 for 30 in passing for 252 yards and two touchdown throws.
With his team leading 22-19 with just over three minutes remaining, Hamilton kicker Luca Congi's 37-yard attempt hit an upright. Congi was 0 for 2 in the game.
Paredes pulled Calgary within three points to start the fourth quarter on a 24-yard field goal. The drive started with Rob Maver faking the punt and throwing the ball to Matt Walter to keep the Stampeders on the march.
Paredes was good from 43 yards at 10:27 of the third after Gable's four-yard rushing TD for Hamilton at 6:57.
Burris reached CFL quarterback elite status with a six-yard touchdown throw to Onrea Jones at 14:37 of the second quarter, which gave the Ticats a 15-13 lead heading into the second half.
Calgary led 13-8 at 5:41 on Mitchell's 80-yard touchdown throw to Price. Stampeder head coach John Hufnagel had admonished Price in a previous game for slowing down to celebrate before the end zone, so Price cheekily ran the ball to Calgary's dressing room door.
Calgary mustered just one field goal in the first half off a pair of long returns for 173 yards by Larry Taylor.
He ran a punt back 70 yards to open the second quarter, but Calgary couldn't punch the ball in from the 10. McDaniel dropped a Mitchell pass and then Calgary quarterback fumbled and turned over the ball over.
Paredes made his second of a pair of first-quarter field goals from 29 yards at 13:52 after Hamilton's Josh Bartel 69-yard punt single at 8:47.
Congi was wide on a 47-yard attempt in the first quarter and Taylor race the ball 103 yards back to Hamilton's 17-yard-line. The Stamps settled for a 15-yard field goal at 6:32.
A spectacular one-handed catch by Fantuz capped a 79-yard, four play scoring drive on the visitors' first possession off the kickoff.
The Stampeders host the Toronto Argonauts and the Tiger-Cats are in Moncton, N.B., versus Montreal for the Atlantic Bowl next Saturday.
Burris's pass for 50000.
With help from Fantuuuuuz!
Congrats to Burris. Nice to see that he and former Bear Fantuz connect.
Former almost bear. lol
Well it might be over for burris, unless he signs with someone else.
He'll be starting somewhere in '14. He's just hoping for another offer so he doesn't have to sign with the worst team in the league.
I'm thinking of sitting this one out, honestly.
The peg is probably the only one except the new team in ottawa but they have a signed a veteren. I guess you can add montreal because he would be good to show troy smith the way of canadian ball..
OTTAWA -- It didn't take long for Henry Burris to find a new home in the CFL. Tuesday, the Ottawa REDBLACKS announced the signing of the veteran QB to three-year contract.
The announcement comes just five days after Burris was released by the Tiger-Cats following the team's signing of Zach Collaros.
The Spiro, Oklahoma native becomes the fourth quarterback on the team's pre-season depth chart, joining Kevin Glenn, Thomas DeMarco and Matt Faulkner.
"Henry's been signed here to be our starting quarterback. Any job is up for competition, we have three experienced quarterbacks," said head coach Rick Campbell.
In 2013, Burris guided the Tiger-Cats to an appearance in the 101st Grey Cup in Regina.
The 38-year-old had a strong year under centre for the Ticats, leading the league in passing yards with 4,925, along with 24 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
Career Stats: Henry Burris
Burris released by Tiger-Cats
Burris: 'I still feel I can get it done'
"Henry's credentials speak for themselves. His addition to our team's depth chart is a major step for our team and our organization," said REDBLACKS general manager Marcel Desjardins.
"Henry is a true professional both on and off the field and we all know that he will be ready to compete when our training camp begins this spring."
Burris first arrived in Hamilton after spending seven years in Calgary. He was acquired by the Ticats in 2012 in exchange for Glenn, who was selected by the REDBLACKS in the December Expansion Draft.
"I'm very excited to make Ottawa my next CFL home," said Burris. "I've heard many great things about the new stadium and how people are getting pumped about football coming back to Ottawa. I'm really looking forward to being part of that scene."
Burris brings an impressive list of credentials to Ottawa:
- Ranks fourth in all-time CFL regular season passing yardage (51,529) behind Anthony Calvillo, Damon Allen and Danny McManus.
- Ranks fourth in all-time CFL regular-season touchdown passes (324) and needs nine to equal Ron Lancaster for third at 333.
- Ranks fourth in all-time CFL completions with 3,672; behind Calvillo (5,892), Allen (5,158), Ricky Ray (3,780)
- Winner of two Grey Cups, both with the Calgary Stampeders in 1998 and 2008.
- Named MVP of the 2008 Grey Cup (328 passing yards and 79 rushing yards).