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Jeff Mathews to sit for Hamilton and other QB news

We’re onto the final week of the CFL regular season and the main goal for the three of the four games is to either stay healthy heading into the playoffs or fight for a job heading into next season.

The one game that does mean something is going to be an absolute battle, especially after the war of words between Ottawa quarterback/MOP nominee Henry Burris and Hamilton linebacker/Most Outstanding Defensive Player nominee Simoni Lawrence following this hit:

Lawrence followed Henry’s strong words by saying “If Hank is going to act like a girl and say that’s a low hit and get everybody to jump on board — the TSN panel and everybody else — that’s not right.” [Link: http://ottawacitizen.com/sports/football/cfl/lawrence-apologizes-for-remarks-directed-a-burris]

Simoni *did* apologize for the comments but was her sincere?

This should be fun! And there’s potential that Ottawa and Hamilton could be playing three games in four weeks if one of the teams is able to get by Toronto in the East Semi-Final.

Here’s the deal: If Hamilton wins by six or more, they finish first in the East. If Ottawa wins or loses by 5 or less, *they* finish first in the East.

Since losing Zach Collaros, Kent Austin has had to go with rookie quarterback Jeff Mathews and this has returned mixed results. Austin isn’t even going to have Mathews this Saturday.

Despite all of the hype surrounding the Henry Burris and Simoni Lawrence war of words, isn’t it ironic that Mathews got concussed last week and never said a word? Just sayin’…

Austin hasn’t decided whether it will be Jeremiah Masoli or Jacory Harris at quarterback for Ottawa in this pivotal game.

Some other teams in the league *have* decided who their starting quarterbacks will be heading into the glorified BYE week.

Bring on the playoffs!

– written by Travis Currah