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Dunigan: Burris and Austin will be great pairing for Ticats

Matt Dunigan
6/16/2013 11:02:13 PM
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats QBs

# Name Status Ht Wt D.O.B.  College
1 Henry Burris Import 6'1 190 1975-06-04 Temple
13 Dan LeFevour Import 6'3 230 1987-03-19 Central Michigan
12 Brian Brohm Import 6'3 230 1985-09-25 Louisville
6 Jeremiah Masoli Import 5'10 221 1988-08-24 Mississippi
16 Chris Amrhein Import 6'3 221   Cornell

Henry Burris meet Kent Austin!

Can an old dog learn new tricks? Sure. Can an old dog continue to refine his game and hone his skills? Sure, and Austin and all the Tiger-Cats fans are counting on that.

Burris turned back the clock last season, playing with a serious chip on his shoulder trying to prove to the entire country that he still had what it took to be an elite QB in CFL. All he did was complete 65% of his passes, throwing for 5,367 yards and 43 touchdowns to only 18 interceptions. Oh yeah, he churned out his best ever QB efficiency rating of his career at 104.4 too.

Austin, a stickler for mechanics, should be a great fit with the talented Burris. Austin will look to improve on Hank's career numbers, harping on fundamentals and ball security. Top priority is most likely trying to trim back on the 18 interceptions and the 11 fumbles Hank put on the ground.

This should be an incredible pairing to watch all season and I for one hope Henry can stay healthy because the entire roster of QBs behind him have never thrown a pass in a CFL regular season game.

The only two guys to have any idea of what this game is all about are Dan LeFevour, who was the third man last season, and Jeremiah Masoli, who was on Edmonton'ss practice squad last season.

I can guarantee Brian Bhohm and Chris Amrhein are working overtime trying to grasp the nuances of this game and fight for quality reps, which are tough to come by in such a short training camp.




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