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Morris: Return to BC not the focus for Jennings

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It was losing that bothered Jonathon Jennings the most, not who the Ottawa REDBLACKS lost against.

Jennings was frustrated that Ottawa’s lopsided 29-5 defeat at the hands of the BC Lions last week was the REDBLACKS’ fifth consecutive loss. He also wasn’t happy with his own performance. What he didn’t care about – or at least said he didn’t care – was the loss came against his old team.

“It’s not about me,” Jennings said in a somber Ottawa dressing room. “It’s just frustrating that we are losing. It’s not about me coming back here. I want to win any game we play. It’s bitter that we’ve been on this losing streak.”

The previous day, after the REDBLACKS brief practice at BC Place Stadium, Jennings talked about the fond memories he had of playing in Vancouver.

“I was fortunate to have a great time in BC, I learned a lot,” said the 27-year-old who signed with Ottawa as a free agent in February after four years with the Lions. “I met a lot of great people, formed a lot of good relationships. I was very blessed and fortunate I got to spend that time here.”

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He downplayed any suggestion there was anything personal in playing the Lions.

“I’m not going to make any story, there’s no story to it,” he said.

With their roster riddled with injuries the REDBLACKS needed their quarterback to step up against the Lions. Instead, Jennings looked pedestrian. He completed 19 of 31 passes for 239 yards and two interceptions. He also ran........