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Doublezero
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« on: December 05, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »

With one year left on his deal, here's an interview from his old stompin' grounds in South Dakota:

https://www.midcosn.com/blog/2018/12/midco-sn-podcast--chris-strevelers-football-journey/

He says all the right things about Winnipeg, the Blue Bombers and CFL and he's non-committal about NFL down the road: "I had an absolute blast ... Winnipeg's a great city with great fans ... I love playing for them ... I haven't heard anything about an extension (contract). I'm expecting to do my one year (2019) ... I'd love to stay there for a very long time. Long term ... I have to get better. I'd like to be a starter in the CFL ... My focus is on the CFL right now .."

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 07:20:44 PM »

With one year left on his deal, here's an interview from his old stompin' grounds in South Dakota:

https://www.midcosn.com/blog/2018/12/midco-sn-podcast--chris-strevelers-football-journey/

He says all the right things about Winnipeg, the Blue Bombers and CFL and he's non-committal about NFL down the road: "I had an absolute blast ... Winnipeg's a great city with great fans ... I love playing for them ... I haven't heard anything about an extension (contract). I'm expecting to do my one year (2019) ... I'd love to stay there for a very long time. Long term ... I have to get better. I'd like to be a starter in the CFL ... My focus is on the CFL right now .."



That's definitely more pro-CFL than I would have expected from him. I would have expected him to say that playing if the CFL was a great experience and then go into vague diplomacy- "I have to keep all my options open", "I'll just have to put all the work in and see where that takes me" which usually means that his main goal is the NFL.

Maybe we have speculated incorrectly and it's actually clear to more football-savvy people that Streveler is not, in fact, seen as an NFL QB and would be far more suited to the CFL. I know some have said that Strev could be a situation/backup NFL QB at best, and I think that part is obvious, but usually the player themselves are very hung up on dreams which makes them a bit unrealistic. Not what I hear in this sort of interview.

Very interesting- thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 07:50:25 PM »

From sounds of it, it seems if we  keep giving him opportunities to grow and show him that he is in the plans..he will be easily extended..so Walters should be locking him down next year mid season at the latest
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 08:01:38 PM »

That's definitely more pro-CFL than I would have expected from him. I would have expected him to say that playing if the CFL was a great experience and then go into vague diplomacy- "I have to keep all my options open", "I'll just have to put all the work in and see where that takes me" which usually means that his main goal is the NFL.

Maybe we have speculated incorrectly and it's actually clear to more football-savvy people that Streveler is not, in fact, seen as an NFL QB and would be far more suited to the CFL. I know some have said that Strev could be a situation/backup NFL QB at best, and I think that part is obvious, but usually the player themselves are very hung up on dreams which makes them a bit unrealistic. Not what I hear in this sort of interview.

Very interesting- thanks.

He's a lot more realistic about his NFL chances than many people here I guess. Him going to the NFL next offseason would be an extreme longshot, whether he wants to go or not. Seems he understands that.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 08:37:11 PM »

With one year left on his deal, here's an interview from his old stompin' grounds in South Dakota:

https://www.midcosn.com/blog/2018/12/midco-sn-podcast--chris-strevelers-football-journey/

He says all the right things about Winnipeg, the Blue Bombers and CFL and he's non-committal about NFL down the road: "I had an absolute blast ... Winnipeg's a great city with great fans ... I love playing for them ... I haven't heard anything about an extension (contract). I'm expecting to do my one year (2019) ... I'd love to stay there for a very long time. Long term ... I have to get better. I'd like to be a starter in the CFL ... My focus is on the CFL right now .."



If sincere, then we should try and extend him this off-season. Might cost us in the short term but it's worth it just to see if he works out. I'd probably do something aggressive. Pay him like a bottom tier starter with incentives for playtime if he extends for a year. That would give us more time to evaluate him to see if he can be a superstar. If it doesn't work out, we probably only overpaid for a decent backup by $100-150K and if it all works out he might be a franchise starter capable of stringing together Grey Cups. I say it's worth the risk.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 08:41:10 PM »

If sincere, then we should try and extend him this off-season. Might cost us in the short term but it's worth it just to see if he works out. I'd probably do something aggressive. Pay him like a bottom tier starter with incentives for playtime if he extends for a year. That would give us more time to evaluate him to see if he can be a superstar. If it doesn't work out, we probably only overpaid for a decent backup by $100-150K and if it all works out he might be a franchise starter capable of stringing together Grey Cups. I say it's worth the risk.

I don't think you need to over-pay next year to keep him, honestly, I think he knows his position is a backup and that he will need to earn the starter position. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 08:42:32 PM »

I think it's more realistic he gets a shot at the XFL when it starts up in 2020. Eight cities have been announced.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 08:44:47 PM »

I don't think you need to over-pay next year to keep him, honestly, I think he knows his position is a backup and that he will need to earn the starter position. 

True, but it's sort of hard to give him the starter's job if you know he won't be around after next year. For as good as he is, he'd still require riding out a year's worth of seasoning and growth. Not sure we'd do that if we knew he was going to bail. Overpaying to keep him in the CFL and with the Bombers is worth it, imo.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 08:46:13 PM »

I think it's more realistic he gets a shot at the XFL when it starts up in 2020. Eight cities have been announced.

The XFL isn't paying a whole lot. The AAF is out because they are nickel and diming their QBs.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 12:17:19 AM »

Maybe Matt ought to take media relation tips from Streve, lol..
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 01:01:39 AM »

Maybe Matt ought to take media relation tips from Streve, lol..

Sure could have helped him earlier this season.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 02:24:36 AM »

The XFL isn't paying a whole lot. The AAF is out because they are nickel and diming their QBs.

Ebersol probably used the justification that 'if you're worth that (more than their base), the NFL will be calling you, if not, well your being paid accordingly...'
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 12:21:23 PM »

Ebersol probably used the justification that 'if you're worth that (more than their base), the NFL will be calling you, if not, well your being paid accordingly...'

Sure...and he's not wrong. However, at the end of the day the CFL and probably the XFL will be paying more than the AAF at that position for their starters. The AAF may become the CFL feeder league for QBs.
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »

I always get a kick out of when American players refer to the Riders as "Sask". Probably need to be here at least three years before they can pronounce "Saskatchewan", and that includes the Riders themselves.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 01:27:49 PM »

He's a lot more realistic about his NFL chances than many people here I guess. Him going to the NFL next offseason would be an extreme longshot, whether he wants to go or not. Seems he understands that.

Agreed. He seems to have a great attitude and a good head on his shoulders. I'm looking forward to seeing him progress in 2019.
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