Dont Forget About Slash Stewart

Avry Lewis-McDougallContributor IAugust 27, 2009

In tonight's game vs the Eagles and the Bengals, Michael Vick will make his Philadelphia Eagles debut, BUT he will only play the 4th quarter of tonight's game at quarterback. Donovan McNabb, will be the quarterback for the first 3 quarters but Michael Vick will also be on the field with the Eagles playing in the wildcat formation which is what the Miami Dolphins made famous last year with very odd formations (Ronnie Brown in the shotgun, Chad Pennington lined up as a receiver) which helped the team to a playoff birth in the greatest single season turnaround in NFL history. Talk of Michael Vick playing possibly more than quarterback has overshadowed a guy who I call one of the original men of the wildcat before there was a wildcat offense. Kordell Stewart, one of the most versatile quarterbacks in NFL history throughout parts of his career played wide receiver, running back and punter, and he played well. Stewart, made a clutch touchdown catch from Neil O'Donnell in the 1995 NFL playoffs (which technically should not have counted because Stewart ran out of bounds, came back into the endzone of the Indianapolis Colts and hauled in the pass). Stewart in 2004 in an emergency role also filled in as the Baltimore Ravens punter in 2004 and was named Special teams player of the week because he was that good! Stewart also, holds the record for the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in the NFL (The cover boy for NFL Blitz ran 80 yards for the score). So when your watching tonight's game and wishing PETA would get the heck off your TV screen remember Kordell "Slash" Stewart tonight.

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