Did anyone actually read the story, though? Here’s the context
“I took a pay cut to make sure we got the receivers (Brad Sinopoli, Chris Williams and Ellingson) signed. The next year, I took a pay cut so they could sign Trevor. When they guaranteed Trevor a starting job, I didn’t like it – I found out about it through my agent — that shows you how that goes,? Burris told Ottawa Sun reporter Tim Baines.
“Heck yeah, I was pissed. It’s a hard pill to swallow. In year two, your team is in the Grey Cup. In year three, you win the Grey Cup. And you get forced out. When I found out, I knew when I was retiring. You never promise any guy a starting job. Go earn it.?
What, you think he should have been happy to have been made the backup, literally the year after bringing Ottawa its first Cup in forever, and the first for the new franchise? When he took multiple paycuts to make that Cup win possible and found out Harris was guaranteed the starter’s job by his own agent, and not the team?
Calvillo was productive for two years after his last Cup (2011 and 2012), when he was older than Burris. And those playoff loses weren’t on him either. If Brandon Whitaker catches a pass against Hamilton, they might have won against the Cats. If Brian F. Bratton catches that last-second TD pass against Toronto, the Argos never win the Cup in 2012.
As for Ray, again, he won a Cup with Toronto less than two years ago, so there’s definitely a case to be made for Burris, in objective terms. Sometimes the greybeard doesn’t have it anymore. Sometimes he does and the heir apparent isn’t all that. It’s art, not science.