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Author Topic: He ain't no Joey Porter  (Read 1079 times)
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2007 at 07:08 »

I agree. It's not that Porter wouldn't be able to contribute at some level, more the value of that contribution vs. the cap hit and overall cost. Last year's draft crop makes LB our deepest position on the team, I think, so any FA singings should relate to need.

Problem is, I can see those assholes in New England going with Porter in their veteran rotation at LB. And him playing like a Pro-Bowler again.  
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 13, 2007 at 07:58 »

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I agree. It's not that Porter wouldn't be able to contribute at some level, more the value of that contribution vs. the cap hit and overall cost. Last year's draft crop makes LB our deepest position on the team, I think, so any FA singings should relate to need.

Problem is, I can see those assholes in New England going with Porter in their veteran rotation at LB. And him playing like a Pro-Bowler again.
Fuck...I didn't even think about that.  
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 13, 2007 at 09:59 »

Joey's best position is WOLB, and didn't NE already spend a bunch of money to get a comparable player (A. Thomas) for that already?  Miami put Porter at SOLB, which has deep-sixed his numbers.  Porter does keep a major bucket of guaranteed money if Miami did cut ties, and maybe he does play next year for $1MM plus incentives for another outfit.

As noted, Steeler LB corps is deep with the addition of Timmons and Woodley.  Looks like Frazier's finally going to stick as well.  That said, Haggans' contract ends this year, and he probably will not stay in 2008.  If there is another major injury to the LB'ers from now until next summer, maybe we consider Joey at a discount.  In that scenario, returning Porter to his old WOLB position as starter or in rotation might be a stopgap.  He's still a better cover LB than anyone on the Steelers roster.   This is speculative and assumes a couple of plausible, but improbable, events.  

Back to reality.  Barring major catastrophe, J-Peezy might just have to wait until the 10th year SB XL reunion for his next free ticket into Heinz Field.
 
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