Joey Porter Wants Out of Miami, So Where Does He Land?
Miami Dolphins linebacker Jerry Porter told Jim Rome that he wants to get traded on the Jim Rome Show on Monday.
Porter is angry that he is considered a "rotation guy" which is more of a role player on the defense rather than the starting-caliber linebacker he thinks he still is.
"I'm still a starter. I can honestly say I won't come back to do that," said Porter.
Proter is 33, but he still managed nine sacks in 2009, and he feels that he can still be a contributor as a starter for another team.
The biggest issue is that Porter comes with a hefty contract and a big attitude, but his abilities alone will keep teams interested in him.
The following teams (in no particular order) may have interest in obtaining Porter if the price is right.
New England Patriots
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been know to take a few players with "attitude issues" in the past like receivers Randy Moss and Donte Stallworth and has made both of them perform at a high level without any problems while on the Pats roster.
If there is one coach who can fully capitalize on Porter's talents it is Belichick.
The Pats are in need of a defensive make over and Porter could step into a starter role depending on what the future holds for current starting linebacker Adalius Thomas.
Kansas City Chiefs
New Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is widely known as a players coach and if there is one thing that Porter needs is a coach who will put up with his attitude.
Crennel put up with many players with attitudes while he was the coach in Cleveland including: Kellen Winslow, Jr. and Braylon Edwards.
Porter would also be able to fill an immediate need at outside linebacker on a team that is rebuilding and needs as many veterans who can also help mentor others.
Porter hasn't been much of a mentor throughout his career, but this may be his chance to change that.
New York Giants
Giants head coach has been known as an extreme disciplinarian in the past, but since the year the Giants won the Super Bowl, Coughlin has lightened up a bit.
Don't let that fact make you think he will go easy on Porter. Coughlin can keep Porter in check on and off the field and with the Giants in need of more linebackers, Porter can also help the Giants' defense find their pass rush that was not what it used to be in 2009.
The Jaguars used to be known as a very nasty defensive team, but in 2009 they showed that they have holes in their defense at every level of it.
Porter could come in and fill a need as a pass rushing linebacker and bring his aggressive style of play as well which will pump up fellow defenders while they're on the football field.
Jaguars head coach came from a defensive background and his experience as a linebacker coach would help him be able to control Porter's outlandish ways.
With Porter's attitude and aggressive playing style, it almost seems like a perfect match that he ends up in Oakland.
The Black Hole would love him and Al Davis pursuing Porter just seems like it will happen without a doubt.