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Old 04-29-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

I'm having a debate about Kordell Stewart with someone else on another forum. Just to let you all know, we're both not Steelers fans. But yes, if any number of you could elaborate on whether he was a good quarterback for you that just wasn't coached up to par, and definitely had potential, or if he just failed to live up to expectations even when given a good amount of help...well I'd greatly appreciate your insight. Thanks.
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Default Re: Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

He was the girl with the curl...when he was good, he was very good and when he was bad he was horrid.

Other downside is he choked in key situations, like throwing two picks in the last five minutes of the AFCCG against the Patriots*.
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Default Re: Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

Hello and welcome to the board, hopefully you stay and post here as well. I liked Kordell for the most part and he was pretty good in his prime. He just could never get to the big dance and he could struggle at times. I never did like Tommy though.... and Big Ben is awesome...
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Default Re: Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

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He was the girl with the curl...when he was good, he was very good and when he was bad he was horrid.

Other downside is he choked in key situations, like throwing two picks in the last five minutes of the AFCCG against the Patriots*.
This explains Kordell perfectly. He was way too streaky and he would choke on his own breath in a pressure situation. If he would have accepted the Slash role he had as a rookie, he would probably be remembered as a better player.
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Default Re: Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

Kordell tried way too hard to prove that he could be a "pocket QB" because of the criticism that other young african american quarterbacks were taking because they were all "running QB's". I don't think he (or the coaching staff) let him develop naturally using the gifts that he had and he tried to impersonate a style that wasn't natural as opposed to developing a reasonable balance on his own. As one of the other posters wrote....when he was good he was very good, when he was bad he was horrific. LOL

Had very big potential. The fact that he made no impact anywhere else after he left tells you it was unrealized potential.
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Default Re: Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

I have long held the opinion that Kordell was a below average NFL quarterback. It is true that he had multiple OC's to deal with (Gailey, Sherman, Gilbride, Mularkey), but the OC doesn't cause balls to be thrown into the dirt and terrible INT's.

Kordell was great in 1997, but that was it. The NFL cought up to what he could and could not do in 1998 and it showed in the results on the field. 1999 was more of the same...and for a time during that season, he lost his job to Mike Tomczak. He was ok in 2000 and 2001, but the same limitations in his game were clearly there. After that endzone INT against Cleveland in the 3rd game of the season in 2002, Cowher seemed to have enough of him as well and he was replaced for good by Tommy Maddox.

Kordell's best role as as Slash with the Steelers.
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Default Re: Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

Kordell was marginal NFL QB talent who was able to overcome the fact that he couldn't read a defense to save his life with a strong arm and great athleticism. It helped a lot that the Steelers were a Super Bowl winning caliber team around him that ran the ball well and played great defense. Notice that I said they were a SB winning caliber team...yet they won no Super Bowls with him at QB.

The term "Kordoza line" (A play on the original "Mendoza line", a baseball term which signifies the minimally acceptable mark) was coined due to his career QBR of 70.
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Kordell was marginal NFL QB talent who was able to overcome the fact that he couldn't read a defense to save his life with a strong arm and great athleticism. It helped a lot that the Steelers were a Super Bowl winning caliber team around him that ran the ball well and played great defense. Notice that I said they were a SB winning caliber team...yet they won no Super Bowls with him at QB.

The term "Kordoza line" (A play on the original "Mendoza line", a baseball term which signifies the minimally acceptable mark) was coined due to his career QBR of 70.
I used to hear him referred to as the "Western Union Man" since he used to telegraph all his passes.
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KS sucked as a QB from day 1. this was the single most moronic blunder the steelers organization has ever done. to place a WR at the QB spot for 5+ seasons.

KS had the benefit of good coaches, players, defense and running game, but they could not overcome his poor passing skills and his inability to read defense or handle a playbook with more than two plays in it.

IMO, if the steelers had a QB with at least average passing skills, they would have made it to 2 more SBs
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Default Re: Your thoughts on Kordell Stewart.

Welcome to the forum Ness

IMHO KS was a good "slash" player, never a consistent QB. I respect the FO decisions, but I think they had excessive patience with KS.
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