Oakland Raiders

Joey Porter To The Raiders

MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 21:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by linebacker Joey Porter #55 of the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on September 21, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Colts defeated the Dolphins 27-23.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Keilyn EllisCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2010

It only makes sense for a team which has no real leadership. (Sorry Nnamdi) Joey Porter has been an outspoken leader in the NFL for years and has backed it up with his passionate play and would be an upgrade for a young, inconsistent linebacking corp.


He has that chip on his shoulder due to his lack of respect as one of the top tier LBs over the years that would fuel the Raiders fire again. And maybe the biggest draw of all: He's a California kid, which always seems to be the catch with Future Raiders, much like the new head c, I mean offensive coordinator n Hue Jackson.


The Raiders will go O-line this offseason and hopefully Tom will get some help with that being that he brought in the like of Khalif Barnes and Cornell Green to run the pansy blocking scheme where instead of taking on your opponent head up like a man, or Lincoln Kennedy, you dive at his knees like a wussy, or Tom Cable.


Bringing in Porter will also bring some respectability and a spokesperson for when the refs decide to shaft us for the 34,978,672 time. It will help the Raiders become more than just " Paper Champions."

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