Rumor has it that former Dolphin Joey Porter is heading into Washington for a meeting this Thursday.
@jasonlaconfora LB Joey Porter to visit Skins on Thirs. Wash moving to a 3-4, so he makes sense. Cards also interested
I don’t know how to feel about this… because the last 3 years since he joined the Dolphins, Porter has had totally inconsistent years. In 2007 when the Dolphins ran a 4-3 scheme, Porter was a middle of the road OLB with a great pass rush but not so good run stopping abilities. In 2008 when the Dolphins became a 3-4 team — Porter KILLED IT on sacks… but again, horrible run stopping. And in 2009, he beefed up on the running aspects but pass rush and sacks suffered.
The rumor seems to suggest that Porter would be a great addition if the Skins transition to a 3-4, however I think he is definitely past his prime in terms of consistently making tackles, he’s not that great against the run which is still going to be a huge issue in the NFC East, and the best thing he can offer this team at this point is a consistent coverage LB with an occasional sack.
The only person he would be even reasonably replace in the current scheme is Rocky McIntosh. And if they move to a 3-4, I have my doubts that the right side of the LB core would see any improvement in production with Porters presence, atleast on the stat sheet.
But… then again he is a big name that might provide an intangible spark to the middle of the defense – perhaps he’s worth bidding on insofar as seeing what Arizona will pay for him.