Streveler signed to one year deal - updated topic

Started by Norm W, January 12, 2024, 06:10:12 PM

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Quote from: VictorRomano on January 31, 2024, 07:24:46 PMThere is no guarantee he'd have been able to do that behind any other OLine than Winnipeg's, which was ranked #1 by  large margin.  Would he get the same numbers in Ottawa, which had/has the worst ranked OL in the league for 2 seasons in a row, according to Pro Football Focus?  I doubt it.
I m thinking since they invested in a decent Qb, its time they upgraded their bogus O line

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on January 31, 2024, 06:47:28 PMTheir circumstances are very different, that's why. It's a good signing and I'm happy we have a backup with some experience but it's not highway robbery or anything.

It is highway robbery.  We were going to pay Prukop at least that much, and Prukop can't throw (love him as SY though!!).

Strev isn't quite as good at SY but he's a run and pass threat on every snap, whether SY or not.

I'm not surprised we got him.  From all the chatter and hints and Prukop/#3 limbo I knew it was 50/50 something was going on and we were going to get Strev.

If I told the forum last week we'd land Strev for $120k everyone would have said it was impossible.  $120k??  If he had stayed beyond '19 he was going to cost way more than that.  Now we get a more-seasoned, NFL-vet Strev for $120k?  Get outta here!!  Best news of FA so far!

This solves all the problems @ QB and we can basically ignore losing Dru.  Prukop gets a big thanks for his service and walks.  And an ELC becomes #3 dev guy.  If Zach gets hurt, Strev is #1 for a few games.

Strev is a triple threat.  He's kind of Mahomes-like in that he'll stand in the pocket and then when nothing's there or his internal clock goes ding he takes off with such fast twitch you can't even believe it's real.

Sure, Strev has passing issues, but he was more than serviceable when here in '18-'19.  Surely he is as good as then or better now, after learning in the NFL.  He has a pretty big arm, though an unconventional motion, but it works for him.  His accuracy is mid-level.  His read speed is ok, but he can be tricked into the wrong read.  Maybe his worst aspect is hitting deep receivers in motion?

I'd say Strev is the best running QB out there (in CFL) that can still pass at a good level.  He's like a better Tre Ford.

I would have been fine signing him @ $200k, since he's basically a #2 and SY guy combined.  So $120k is indeed highway robbery.

Welcome back Strevie!!  Let's go kick some CFL butt!

P.S. We also have a possible Zach 2026 succession plan in place once again... if he proves better at passing than '18-'19...
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Blitzer

  Great news! He'll lift the Bombers spirits.

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Blitzer on January 31, 2024, 11:40:21 PMGreat news! He'll lift the Bombers spirits.

Yup, this is our first "excitement" signing of FA.  There's something to be said for bringing the energy and thrill to the fans come week 1.  Morale is important for players and fans alike and precedes tangible results.
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Blueforlife

Good QB value price
Will sell tickets and provide exceptional entertainment
Very happy

Would have prefered Brown but he was too $
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"There are a ton of reasons why Winnipeg is special to me"

"......So, this is a different dynamic coming into a team I'm familiar with, with guys I love, coaches... staff... players... fans... there's just so much love there for me. It's just exciting to go somewhere where what I bring to the table is appreciated.

"In the NFL I was in the room with a lot of guys who really changed the way I view the game," he added. "I'm really excited to put the things I've learned while being in the room with Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Teddy Bridgewater, Colt McCoy, Lamar (Jackson), Tua (Tagovailoa), Kyler (Murray). I'm excited now to bring that knowledge up to Winnipeg and share that with guys and hopefully make our team better......"


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GCn19

Quote from: TecnoGenius on January 31, 2024, 11:10:23 PMIt is highway robbery.  We were going to pay Prukop at least that much, and Prukop can't throw (love him as SY though!!).

Strev isn't quite as good at SY but he's a run and pass threat on every snap, whether SY or not.

I'm not surprised we got him.  From all the chatter and hints and Prukop/#3 limbo I knew it was 50/50 something was going on and we were going to get Strev.

If I told the forum last week we'd land Strev for $120k everyone would have said it was impossible.  $120k??  If he had stayed beyond '19 he was going to cost way more than that.  Now we get a more-seasoned, NFL-vet Strev for $120k?  Get outta here!!  Best news of FA so far!

This solves all the problems @ QB and we can basically ignore losing Dru.  Prukop gets a big thanks for his service and walks.  And an ELC becomes #3 dev guy.  If Zach gets hurt, Strev is #1 for a few games.

Strev is a triple threat.  He's kind of Mahomes-like in that he'll stand in the pocket and then when nothing's there or his internal clock goes ding he takes off with such fast twitch you can't even believe it's real.

Sure, Strev has passing issues, but he was more than serviceable when here in '18-'19.  Surely he is as good as then or better now, after learning in the NFL.  He has a pretty big arm, though an unconventional motion, but it works for him.  His accuracy is mid-level.  His read speed is ok, but he can be tricked into the wrong read.  Maybe his worst aspect is hitting deep receivers in motion?

I'd say Strev is the best running QB out there (in CFL) that can still pass at a good level.  He's like a better Tre Ford.

I would have been fine signing him @ $200k, since he's basically a #2 and SY guy combined.  So $120k is indeed highway robbery.

Welcome back Strevie!!  Let's go kick some CFL butt!

P.S. We also have a possible Zach 2026 succession plan in place once again... if he proves better at passing than '18-'19...

A ton of eyes are going to be opened by our #3 ELC guy come training camp. He is one of the big reasons we were able to bring back Strev imo. Eric Barriere is an absolute stud passer, and a guy we had on our neg list for a long time. If he can catch onto the CFL game he has all the tools to be quarterback of the future. He comes out of the CFL QB factory of Eastern Washington where he had great success and a system that is very CFL like. I think a lot of people are going to be impressed by him if he comes here hungry and motivated.
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J5V

I am completely and thoroughly thrilled about the signing of CS. The man is a punishing beast behind center and what he brings to a locker room can't be overstated. His enthusiam and will to win is off the charts and contagious. Do we win the 2019 GC without him? Doubt it.

Count this Bomber fan as thrilled as can be at this news. I can't wait to get this season started.
Go Bombers!

GCn19

Quote from: J5V on February 02, 2024, 12:54:22 PMI am completely and thoroughly thrilled about the signing of CS. The man is a punishing beast behind center and what he brings to a locker room can't be overstated. His enthusiam and will to win is off the charts and contagious. Do we win the 2019 GC without him? Doubt it.

Count this Bomber fan as thrilled as can be at this news. I can't wait to get this season started.

For sure. Absolutely under rated in this acquisition is the massive bump this is going to give the Bombers locker room. It will be massive and re-energizing for a group that maybe was seeing it's enthusiasm dip a little.
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Sir Blue and Gold

Quote from: GCn19 on February 02, 2024, 01:40:57 PMFor sure. Absolutely under rated in this acquisition is the massive bump this is going to give the Bombers locker room. It will be massive and re-energizing for a group that maybe was seeing it's enthusiasm dip a little.

Agreed. Probably the right signing at the right time. This year's team might be a bit of a re-load and some of the existing leaders are getting older. Need to start passing the heavy load off and Streveler is the right age with the right charisma, I think.

theaardvark

But can he play RT? 

CS17? CS15? Will add a new dimension to Buck's O and as long as Buck does not get too silly, its gonna be a lot of fun to watch.  2nd and short, converted, CSxx package stays in and boom goes the dynamite.

I heard he's heading to Drew Wolitarski's wedding to be the best man... that's gonna be some party.  Have to wonder if CSxx was waiting for DW82 to re-sign here before committing... 
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GCn19

Quote from: theaardvark on February 02, 2024, 03:01:09 PMBut can he play RT? 

CS17? CS15? Will add a new dimension to Buck's O and as long as Buck does not get too silly, its gonna be a lot of fun to watch.  2nd and short, converted, CSxx package stays in and boom goes the dynamite.

I heard he's heading to Drew Wolitarski's wedding to be the best man... that's gonna be some party.  Have to wonder if CSxx was waiting for DW82 to re-sign here before committing... 


He knew exactly where Woli was signing for a lot longer than we, or even the Bombers probably did.
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