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BOMBERS QB BUCK PIERCE AFTER GETTING SACKED SIX TIMES SATURDAY:

"I'm sore but I will be better tomorrow."

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Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris shakes off a tackle by Winnipeg Blue Bomber Marquis Frazier on Saturday night.

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Aaron Lynett / the canadian press Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris shakes off a tackle by Winnipeg Blue Bomber Marquis Frazier on Saturday night.

PIERCE ON WHY THE BOMBERS DIDN'T GIVE THE BALL MORE TO TAILBACK CHAD SIMPSON, WHO HAD 116 YARDS AND TWO TDS ON JUST 11 CARRIES:

"I don't know. He made a lot of effort out of what he got tonight. He ran the ball well. They were stacking the box the second half and we just couldn't hit the balls down the field."

BOMBERS TAILBACK CHAD SIMPSON ON THE EMPTINESS OF HAVING A HUGE NIGHT PERSONALLY IN A TEAM LOSS:

"Yeah, we had a good game on the ground but we play to win. We're out here to win. I could have a million yards and we could lose every game. Does that solve our problem? No. One guy's feeling good, but this is a team sport. If I wanted to be an individual, I'd have been a boxer, something by myself. This is a team sport and I wanted to win."

SIMPSON ON WHY HE DIDN'T CARRY THE BALL MORE:

"I don't know. I don't know. I don't know... I'm not wondering why. I'm whatever our team wants to do. My coach don't want to run the ball -- wants to do something different -- I've got to go with that. I can't go against that."

BOMBERS HEAD COACH TIM BURKE ON THE IMMEDIATE STATUS OF LINEBACKER TERRELL PARKER AND NICKELBACK DESIA DUNN, WHO BOTH LEFT WITH INJURIES:

"Probably right now, we're looking at them not playing this (coming) week. "

BURKE ON THE IMMEDIATE STATUS OF THE MAN HE ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO BE HIS NICKELBACK THIS SEASON:

"Fortunately, we should get Johnny Sears back."

BURKE ON WHY SIMPSON DIDN'T HAVE MORE CARRIES:

"I will ask (offensive co-ordinator) Gary (Crowton) and find out."

BURKE ON WHETHER HE CONSIDERED TURNING THE BALL OVER TO BACKUP QB JUSTIN GOLTZ IN THE SECOND HALF:

"No."

BURKE ON PIERCE:

"I wouldn't say Buck had his best game. He was 10-for-14 in the first half and then he struggled in the third quarter, tried to push through that, got going late. And unfortunately, it was too late."

BOMBERS DB JOVON JOHNSON ON THE 61-YARD TD CATCH BY TICATS RECEIVER SAM GIGUERE THAT PUT HAMILTON UP 7-0 JUST TWO MINUTES INTO THE GAME:

"They had a great call on that defence...He made a great throw. I recovered on it, tried to make a play, but he made a better throw."

BOMBERS DEFENSIVE END ALEX HALL, WHO HAD A HAT TRICK OF SACKS IN THE BOMBERS LOSS:

"It's a good feeling. Individual accomplishments are great. But like I said before, you want to add a victory... It's bittersweet."

BOMBERS GUARD STEVE MORLEY ON THE VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES IN HIS 100TH CFL GAME:

"We lost, so I'd have to say not very good."

-- Compiled by Paul Wiecek

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 14, 2013 B2

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