Henry Burris is a great QB in the CFL no doubt about it but will the two week layoff effect him or not, probably not, it will probably have more of effect on the other Redblack players.
However with Hamilton having played a tough close game against Toronto the fight is still in the Tiger-Cats, the engines are still running, Ottawa needs to re-start theirs.
In the East Final, you take Henry out of his game, out of his rhythm or force turnovers and you take the Redblacks out, if Burris goes so do the Redblacks, if he's hot and on the money look out if he's not or off his game so will the Redblacks be the same, even the Redblacks lead the league in QB sacks on defence if Henry is off or not scoring on offence, it has a ripple effect on the rest of the team.
In Hamilton, Masoli is still the unknown guy, although he brought the Cats back to beat the Argos and give Medlock the opportunity to boot the winner his ability to move the ball, scramble, rush could make all the difference in the world and with C.J. Gable healthy again it just adds that extra dimension.
Once again Special Teams and Defence will be keys for Hamilton especially with the weather report for Sunday in Ottawa of cold temps, potential snow or rain and wind, it may come down to the kickers and Medlock is Money!
In the West Final, I see more of a shoot out between two high calibre teams with Reilly against Mitchell, I would expect to see a high score in this one and defence and special teams play, could make the difference of who wins and who doesn't.