Redskins to check out Joey Porter

With the Redskins implementing a 3-4 defense, what better way to make it work than to sign a guy who has made a career out of playing outside linebacker in just such an attack?

That logic has prompted the Redskins to at least take a look at free-agent linebacker Joey Porter.  He’ll visit on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Porter’s career started and flourished in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 system, where Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett laid the foundation for his head-coaching career.  Though Porter, who was cut by the Dolphins on March 5, and Haslett weren’t together in Pittsburgh at the same time, this connection could give them the kind of common ground from which a new relationship could emerge.

The possibility of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth at some point attacking Porter should be regarded as a possible bonus.

25 responses to “Redskins to check out Joey Porter

  1. I don’t get the Albert attacking Joey line…..Can some 1 explain?

  2. JPeezy: the “Randle El” tour doesn’t work….Danny boy may pay you the $ but the results always turn out ugly. Stay away from the Skins!

  3. What does this mean that Haynesworth would at some point attack Porter? I don’t understand what you are getting at? Why would this make any sense at all what so ever?

  4. good hopes to joey hes a beast but bill parcells doesnt put up with his crap but we got dansby so its all good

  5. “in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 system, where Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett laid the foundation for his head-coaching career.”
    HC in NO, to DC in STL, to interm HC in STL, to a UFL HC, back as a DC but in WAS. Not the thickest of “head coaching” foundations if you ask me.

  6. “And the possibility of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth at some point attacking Porter should be regarded as a possible bonus.”
    -I dont understand?

  7. Oh man, Fletch, Rocky, Sackpo, and Porter?! I definitely like where this is going.

  8. The possibility that he’ll be a teammate of Levi Jones (See: 2007 Las Vegas incident) wasn’t worth a mention?

  9. LOL, I guess there’s a real commitment to high character guys on the Redskins now.

  10. I get the haynesworth thing…but my money’s on porter, too quick for the big guy…..speed kills, porter will dance around while all that flubber jiggles………..

  11. The possibility of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth at some point attacking Porter should be regarded as a possible bonus.
    Why would he attack a player on his own team? I know he got in a fight with B Jacobs but he plays for the NY Giants, not the Redskins.
    This makes no sense.

  12. I think Porter would be a real good fit in DC. He can’t defend the run, but Haynesworth, Fletcher, and Rocky can make up for that.
    Porter is a one trick pony these days, but having him flying off one edge with Orakpo terrorizing tackles on the other, would be pretty scary if you ask me

  13. The Haynesworth joke is just so relevant and profound that none of us are capable of understanding it.
    Seriously though, that crack made NO sense, I have never even seen Haynesworth and Porter’s name in the same sentence. Were you thinking of Andre Gurode or Levi Jones?

  14. this org is doing a horrible job…picking up castoffs who are over the hill is not going to get ya out of the cellar baby…..losers!!!!

  15. All right Dead Skins!
    Trying to go with the over the hill ( and has been) gang across the board.

  16. I like it. They need more bodies at LB and with a new 3-4 defense, even that much more. They missed out on Dansby and Foote (which made more sense) but adding another impact guy like Porter would definitely help. I would still like them to pick someone up for the other ILB spot.

  17. Think about it deadskins… why would Haynesworth go up against Porter?? It’s gonna take more than this to revive the skins, so think about your offens also!!

  18. I guess its a reference to the 2009 poll of 296 NFL players that was taken where Joey Porter tied Washington’s Albert Haynesworth as the second dirtiest defensive player in the league.

  19. That will work about as well as Jason Taylor did. Wait for Joey to get into his war of words with everyone. Why do you think he didn’t survive in Miami??

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