Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sayonara Salute #20: Kordell "Slash" Stewart


I just heard about Kordell Stewart retiring from football... almost a week after the average football fan found out. But at least it didn't take me six years, six months, and twenty-four days. That's how long it took for Stewart to file his retirement papers after playing his final NFL game.

Anyways, congratulations Slash! It was a pleasure to watch you play over the years. Your career numbers aren't exactly worthy of Canton. But your ability to throw the ball, line up as a wide receiver, and run the ball like a running back made me a fan early in your career.

Enjoy your retirement Mr. Stewart!

6 comments:

  1. So I always loved Slash...and his career seemed like Seneca Wallace's if he played more games...so I had to do a stat comparison.

    And you know what? Seneca, granted in less time, seems to be the better QB than Stewart in their primes. Better completion % (by quite a bit), better TD rate, better INT rate, fewer sacks per dropback. Only place Kordell has Seneca beat is in YPC. I kinda wonder what would've happened if the two switched roles...Kordell drifting around the league as a backup a few years earlier...maybe Seneca could've held off Kent Graham and won a Super Bowl or two for the Steelers.

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    1. Great information. Thanks for doing the research. As a Hawks fan, I liked Wallace. He was a solid backup to Hasselbeck and I agree... it would have been interesting to see if he would have flourished on a different team.

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    2. Thanks! Slash was awesome too though - the hail mary at michigan will always be a fantastic play.

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    3. Yeah... that hail mary pass was insane. Something like 60 or 70 yards in the air.

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  2. So did he just forget to sign the papers or what? I gotta figure by year two or three that anyone would've realized a comeback is just not in the cards. I admit I would've taken out of the game for six years Slash over Hanie the last couple weeks of the season in an effort to maybe back into the playoffs last year though.

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    1. Lol... not sure what the guy was thinking. But it's nice that it's officially over.

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