September 29, 2012

Armstead: Happy to walk away with win

My first night with the Stampeders was great. It was very special to be a part of this battle of Alberta again — I’m just happy we were able to walk away with the win.

So far, so good — it really is great to be a part of an organization like this.

It’s fun to come in and be a part of a team like this, pushing for the playoffs. To get the victory is great, it was a lot of fun.

I wasn’t too sure if my package was going to be called for any passing plays — I just tried to stay ready and stay close to Coach. If my number was called, I just wanted to make sure I was ready. It was great to get a catch, too!

Going up against my former team was a lot of fun. Honestly, I have a great group of friends over on that other team. I started my career with guys like Kerry Joseph — I learned a lot from him about being a pro.

I played for the Eskimos for two seasons and have a lot of great memories. But when it comes to extra motivation, I didn’t really need it. I just love to play football. This is a business where things are going to happen and things aren’t always going to go your way. It was just great to be out there and help my team win.

Tonight’s atmosphere was great playing at McMahon. I really wanted to be a part of this team. When I made my decision to come back, I looked at what this team did prior to me getting here, knowing we have a great chance to do great things in the playoffs.

Just being a part of this team is motivation enough for me. I’m a self-motivated guy.

I’m really looking forward to the challenge we have next week facing BC on the road. They’re always a good team and we know that going in there solid on both sides of the ball and on special teams as well.

We have to start fast, eliminate the penalties and just be consistent all around. But BC is BC and we have to be ready.

Jason Armstead, #88
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