Darius Slay Pitches OC for Slay to Play WR

August 14, 2023

Athlete Studio

Darius Slay, renowned as one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks, has always yearned for a chance to showcase his skills on the offensive side of the ball. However, during his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, that coveted opportunity has remained elusive. Nevertheless, Slay's hunger to contribute on offense remains undeterred.

A glimmer of hope emerged with the arrival of Brian Johnson as the new offensive coordinator and play-caller. Seizing the moment, Slay wasted no time in making his case during the team's training camp this week. All he needed was a platform to express his desire.

In a surprise move, Slay boldly crashed Johnson's press conference, determined to convey his message directly. With conviction, he declared, "Throw me at wide receiver. I am destined to become the greatest dual-threat player as a defensive back/receiver."

This isn't the first time Slay has voiced his aspirations to play as a wide receiver. Following Philadelphia's triumph over the New York Giants in Week 14 of the previous season, Slay pledged to amass a staggering 1,500 receiving yards if given the opportunity to line up as a receiver alongside Jalen Hurts, the dynamic Eagles quarterback.

Yearning for the chance to showcase his athleticism and hands, Slay has been relentlessly pleading for the opportunity to catch the football. 

Darius Slay's quest to make an offensive impact continues to captivate fans and pundits alike. Will the Eagles coaching staff grant him the opportunity to redefine the boundaries of his skill set? Only time will tell.

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