Burris' best year ever!

Burris has his best year ever.

5,367 passing yards, career high and #1 in CFL for 2012
43 TD passes, career high and TiCat record and #1 in CFL for 2012
104.4 QB rating, career high and #1 in CL for 2012

Unbelievable! 6-12

A Winnipeg win and we finish dead last again.

Unless Calgary scores 34 points, Hamilton will be the first team in CFL history to lead the league in points scored and finish with a losing record. And not just a game or two under 50. 6-12!

If that doesn't scream shitty defense.. .nothing does!

And a career high 497 passing yards tonight.

So now that the season is over, is there any real doubt where the TRUE problems lie? Did Hank have to put up those kind of numbers in 2008 to win the Grey Cup?

Bingo! :cowboy:

GREAT NUMBERS BUT OUT OF ALL THOSE INTERCEPTIONS HOW MANY WERE A PICK SIX WHICH CAN KILL YOU IN GAMES

None.

When your defence can make a stop once a while to help out.

But alas...that wasn't the case this season.

I can think of 3, and they all looked very similar.

He finished with 18 picks, looks like tops in the CFL in 2012 (so far), but not his worst ( Glenn has 16, Calvillo 14)

Burris's worst years for picks

25 in 2000 with Saskatchewan
20 in 2010, his MOP year
18 in 2004
18 in 2006
16 in 2009

BUT IN CRUCIAL GAMES IT HAS KILLED US THE CALGARY GAME AND TONIGHT FOR SURE TAKE THOSE SCORES AWAY AND PRESTO WE ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS

actually, Burris was second best in the TD-INT ratio, beating all other league starters except Lulay.

The fact that Hank was #1 in all major passing categories (TD’s, yds, rating etc) including numerous team/personal records, while the team scored the most points in the league, and yet produced a .333 losing record is very telling.
and a first in the history of the CFL.

a tremendous overhaul and reconstruction is required in nearly all facets of the defensive system and coaching.

It is sorely apparent to those who embrace simple deduction and reasoning skills.

Statistics are for losers. I saw go by the record for Burris. He brought the team no where. He fumbled lots and threw piles of interceptions, many returned for TD's. He is a one dimension QB who telegraphs his passes and completes mostly short passes. How much yardage did he get in garbage time, when the Cats were out of the game.

That being said, I have always believed the Cats Defense has sucked for years and until we get a good defense this team will be mediocre at best.

The run is still a weapon in Canadian ball contrary to what some believe and the Cats have to shore up on this for next year.

Personal stats are fine Captain, but it's the team stats, (wins mainly) that really count. That's why numbers can be misleading in the big picture. Sure, number-wise Henry had a good season and should get credit where credit is due, but you need to look at the cost of all that. I could be argued that there were several games where is inconsistency led to losses, (read, team losses), and so it's nice to read the personal numbers you posted, but it's the numbers in the standings at the end of the season that count.

Seriously, guys, don't dogpile Burris:

Henry Burris HAM QB 18 391 604 5367 8.9 298 43 18 95 8 104.4
Anthony Calvillo MTL QB 17 333 555 5082 9.2 299 31 14 75 11 98.3
Travis Lulay BC QB 15 337 506 4143 8.2 276 27 10 69 5 101.3
Kevin Glenn CGY QB 17 317 475 4083 8.6 240 24 16 56 1 96.3
Ricky Ray TOR QB 14 321 468 4059 8.7 290 20 11 60 8 99.8
Darian Durant SSK QB 16 313 486 3878 8 242 20 12 78 4 92.4
Kerry Joseph EDM QB 13 153 254 2187 8.6 168 12 10 76 2 87.5

Sure, he led the league in picks, but only by two (Glenn is next at 16, followed by Calvillo at 14). And he finished with TWELVE more TDs than the next guy (AC at 31). Are the fumbles a problem? Sure, but with Hank he tends to have them in spurts, not continuously over 18 games. As in, he'll have a few games where he fumbles a lot, but then keep the ball clean for a few more. In the end, he gave the Cats a chance to win most games.

The way last night's game ended is eerily similar to how the game in Montreal ended. Cats tied it up and needed a stop, but couldn't stop the opposition from marching down field for the winning field goal.

Personal stats are fine Captain, but it's the team stats, (wins mainly) that really count. That's why numbers can be misleading in the big picture. Sure, number-wise Henry had a good season and should get credit where credit is due, but you need to look at the cost of all that. I could be argued that there were several games where is inconsistency led to losses, (read, team losses), and so it's nice to read the personal numbers you posted, but it's the numbers in the standings at the end of the season that count.

Yeah! All those turnovers he had were phenomenal!

But why are we drawing a one-to-one connection between Burris and the team's stats? Where's the justification for it? Hamilton has become the first team in CFL history to having a losing record and miss the playoffs in spite of having the league's top offense. That is abnormal. If you guys had a stellar defense that routinely held the opposition to fewer than 20 points and you missed the postseason, I could understand blaming Burris, but for the love of all that's holy, that offense is a juggernaut! Again, 40 points for last night and you still lost. That is on Creehan and the defense, which couldn't stop Toronto when it counted and never came up with the kind of big play (turnover) that might have swung the momentum in your favour.

17 interceptions...give me a break....

Forget about "stellar". . .heck if they even had a mediocre defence they'd be in the playoffs.

And 43 TDs. Nothing wrong with that TD-to-INT ratio.