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Title: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: ModAdmin on July 14, 2020, 03:24:36 AM
"Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made" - Ed Tait

The decisions a man makes in life don't always yield black-and-white, good-or-bad results. Many simply turn out to be inconsequential.

Yet once in a while Chris Streveler will look at those crossroad moments in his football career, particularly those over the last two-three years, and marvel at just how many he absolutely, positively nailed.

Including his decision to sign with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the spring of 2018.

Streveler is no longer a member of the Bombers, as most well know, after parlaying his two solid years in the Canadian Football League into a contract with the Arizona Cardinals. And seldom does a day pass when the 25-year-old Crystal Lake, IL product doesn't think about how influential his time in Bombers colours were.

"Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made," began Streveler in a conversation with bluebombers.com from his new address in Tempe, AZ. "That first season with Matt (Nichols) going down and me starting those first couple games as a fresh rookie... I did enough to continue to get every opportunity to play.

"Making that decision and pulling the trigger to come up to Winnipeg right away, just trusting my gut and my instincts, it really paid off. I wouldn't be in this position now had it not been for making that decision."

"It's funny to think back about all those little decisions that have led me to this point, even going back to Minnesota and wondering whether I should transfer (to South Dakota) or not. And then LaPo (former Bombers offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice) reached out to me after my senior season and I trusted the relationship we had built up over the phone and signed with Winnipeg. It's worked out great. Things could definitely been a lot different if I had made a different decision here or there."

Streveler is one of four Bombers from the 2019 Grey Cup championship team to land an NFL contract including Winston Rose (Cincinnati Bengals) who we visited with last week, Marcus Sayles (Minnesota Vikings) and Jonathan Kongbo (San Francisco 49ers).

There was a lot of NFL interest in Streveler after the Grey Cup, but an ankle injury had a few clubs step away because of the timing. Ultimately, he worked out for three teams - Arizona, Tampa and Miami - before settling on the Cards.

"When I left the Arizona workout I felt really, really good about what they would potentially have me doing," he said. "Meeting with (Arizona head coach) Kliff Kingsbury and talking with him and knowing what they do offensively with Kyler (Murray, QB) and being a no huddle-type team I felt like it fit in with some of my strengths.

"I wanted to do my due diligence and work out with the other teams but, ultimately, Arizona felt like the best fit and I couldn't be happier with how it worked out."

There?s a Bomber connection with Kingsbury, of course. Kingsbury and Zac Taylor - the Bengals head coach - backed up Ryan Dinwiddie in the 2007 Grey Cup, now the Toronto Argonauts head coach, after an injury to Kevin Glenn in the East Final.

There's also this: the Cardinals QB coach is Tom Clements - a member of the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame and the starting pivot in the 1984 Grey Cup win.......

........"I miss those guys....."

Read the rest of Ed Tait's article on Chris Streveler here! (http://www.bluebombers.com/2020/07/13/signing-winnipeg-best-move-ever-made/)








Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: pjrocksmb on July 14, 2020, 09:57:40 PM
Beast


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: BLUEBOMBER on July 14, 2020, 11:04:58 PM
Streveler will have a good future.  Just not sure how Arizona will do this year.  I think their offence should improve drastically under Kingsbury and Clements. 


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: PloenFan on July 15, 2020, 01:12:22 AM
Apparently he's 4th on the Cardinals' depth chart, so maybe there's a chance he'll be back with us.  :D


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 15, 2020, 03:07:25 AM
Apparently he's 4th on the Cardinals' depth chart, so maybe there's a chance he'll be back with us.  :D
he is not making any nfl team. Book it. He can?t throw the ball well enough!


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: DM83 on July 15, 2020, 04:34:20 AM
They didn't bring him in to throw the ball.
4th down specialist
Or run the option, which he usually keeps.
Just like he did in Canada
And..... Clements is familiar with the concept.

Plus he will probably run down in kick off coverage and  Int cover.....really not making it?.
I disagree.  I think he is in.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: TecnoGenius on July 15, 2020, 06:10:25 AM
I'm torn... guess we'll see!  I wouldn't want to predict the results, but my gut says he'll be back.

I don't watch in-season NFL, but I might just start watching this team if they play Strev a lot!  If there's ever anyone I wanted to see succeed down there, it's Strev.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: GCn19 on July 15, 2020, 11:21:10 AM
Strev has been proving people wrong for a long time. I sincerely hope he sticks in the NFL.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: blue_or_die on July 15, 2020, 12:03:13 PM
With a very high probability of no CFL this year, I can't wait to watch Strev this fall and wish him the absolute best. Ideal situation: he does well enough this year to get significant playing time for our own entertainment, and then he comes back in 2021.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 15, 2020, 02:03:17 PM
Strev has been proving people wrong for a long time. I sincerely hope he sticks in the NFL.
i hope he makes it but I don?t think he will.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: TecnoGenius on July 16, 2020, 08:00:20 AM
Hey, does anyone know how the NFL package(s) from Shaw work?  If I just wanted to follow the Cardinals and get all of their games, can I buy just a Cardinals pack, or do you have to get a full all-games-all-teams at some outrageous price?


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: GCn19 on July 16, 2020, 11:15:44 AM
i hope he makes it but I don?t think he will.

The odds are not in his favor that's for sure, but he has a unique skillset.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: ModAdmin on July 26, 2020, 08:03:27 PM
Gord Barnsley
@WinnipegGordo

17m
QB Drew Anderson is among the cuts. Increases Chris Streveler's chances of making the Cardinals.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 26, 2020, 09:11:17 PM
Gord Barnsley
@WinnipegGordo

17m
QB Drew Anderson is among the cuts. Increases Chris Streveler's chances of making the Cardinals.
interesting. I wanna see Strev in PS.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: DM83 on July 27, 2020, 04:34:40 AM
What's PS?

I had NFL package and Iwas around $5.00 month, I think..... I couldn't watch all,the games. So I gave it up. That year it seemed almost all the games I wanted to see were onregular channels.  But not. The west coast games of which Phoenix was in for broadcast times?

NBA. Channel was like $2.00 month.  But same thing just Raptor games, and on my side of the river ch47 Sports Net seemed to ha pre them.

Pretty affordable, but time consuming.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: Stretch on July 27, 2020, 10:23:43 AM
interesting. I wanna see Strev in PS.

If you mean pre-season, the NFL isn't having one this year.


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: DM83 on July 27, 2020, 11:37:18 AM
Aaaagggghhhh?..PS.....


Title: Re: "Signing with Winnipeg was the best move I ever could have made"
Post by: Pigskin on July 27, 2020, 07:13:27 PM
They will design a package for him just like Taysom Hill. I am going to better again him making there roster this year.