Joey Porter has said a lot of things recently about his future with the Dolphins, but none may be as big and foretelling as this quote that he used on ESPN’s Jim Rome Is Burning:
“I won’t accept it no more, you know what I mean? I accepted it last year because I’m a team guy. I just want to play, have fun and win football games.”
“When you’re winning, all of this stuff is (swept) away. But after seeing how last year went, asking me to come back and play that role again, I can honestly say I won’t come back to do that. I can’t be happy about coming back playing that role.”
(when asked about being traded)
“I mean, it would just kind of be the smart thing to do. `Why keep a guy there that you want to make a role player? You’re paying me enough money as a starter. So why pay me all that money and make me a role player”
“If you make me a role player, it’s saying you really don’t want me, right? I mean, I just gave you 17.5 sacks last year.”
Get this guy out of here. He has just said that he wants out, and that he cannot see why any team would want to keep a player like him, so let him walk, and play for a team like the Raiders, or the Lions, and let him stink on a team that stinks.
He has shown his true loyalty to this team, and while he has gone through some rough patches throughout his tenure as a Dolphin, I no longer would like his selfish services on the team, when we have a class-act like Jason Taylor bending over back to win, and give up his position of choice to Joey, so the team can win.
I just do not get why guys get like this all of a sudden, right when you think that they are finally starting to buy into the system that the coaches are selling.
Taylor and Cameron Wake would provide better, more consistent options as pass rushers penetrating from the outside at this point, plus, Taylor provides the leadership quality that “Peezy” seems to be lacking at this point in time.
While I will miss seeing Joey’s emotion on the field, I know that they’re are better options out there, that can help this Dolphins team out more than Porter can.
So long “Peezy” good luck the rest of your career!