Tough situation

Despite a war in Iraq, Bears backup QB <!--Default NodeId For Henry Burris is 292189,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292189]>Henry Burris</A> left for Germany to play with the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe. He says he has no fears about going overseas.

"Of course you think about it and you're concerned about it to a certain extent, but it's not to a point where you get worried about it because it's something that's out of your hands," Burris told ChicagoBears.com.

NFL owners had considered canceling NFL Europe this year -- or perhaps moving the developmental league to Florida. But the owners voted to continue it this season and Burris is not the least bit worried about anti-American feelings on the other side of the Atlantic.

"I've been looking forward to getting this thing going despite the situation," Burris said. "Going to Europe's going to be a great opportunity. This is something I've always dreamed about. I'm going over there as an American, but I'm also going over there as an ambassador of the U.S. and of NFL football and representing our country and basically doing the same thing that many Europeans did as far as implementing the game of soccer here in the U.S."

While many of the NFL Europe players are nervous about going overseas, Burris says he is not concerned. He believes the NFL will make sure he has a comfortable working environment and he will not be in jeopardy.

Burris needs the work after completing just 18-of-51 passes for 207 yards with a 3-5 TD-interception ratio.


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