Joey Porter says he’ll abide by league’s new Joey Porter rule

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If the NFL is going to enact a Joey Porter rule, then Joey Porter is going to have to abide by it.

The Steelers assistant coach reacted with a shrug to the league’s edict that assistant coaches stay off the field during games, which he did in last year’s wild card game against the Bengals.

A rule’s a rule,” Porter said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.  “Doesn’t really bother me. “That’s a rule they have in place, that’s a rule we will play by.”

“That’s a rule they have in place, that’s a rule we will play by.”

The rule tweak wants to make sure only head coaches can go on the field of play, and then only to check on injured players.

That’s not what Porter was doing in the playoffs, when he went on the field to argue with Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones. Jones ended up shoving him, earning a penalty which set up the Steelers’ game-winning field goal.

Porter was fined $10,000, a de facto admission from the league that Porter should have been penalized himself. But Porter wasn’t feeling nostalgic when asked about it this week.

“I didn’t learn nothing from that experience,” Porter said. “That was last year. We didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. That doesn’t really matter to me.”

It will from this point forward, and every coach in the league can thank Porter for bringing it to the league’s attention.

39 responses to “Joey Porter says he’ll abide by league’s new Joey Porter rule

  1. Best Joey Porter highlight was a game he played against New England while he was with Miami. He talked some crazy smack all week.

    As the 4th quarter wound down, the Pats put Joey’s smiling mug up on the Jumbotron along with his stats:

    0 Sacks
    0 INTs
    0 Tackles

    and Miami lost. Classic loudmouth Joey.

  2. Remember the same game when Cincy coaches were also on the field during an injury time out? The difference is no steelers players tried to attack them lol

    Its a good rule, now if they enforce it!

  3. In last years playoff game, Porter went out to check on an injured player. The Bengals players initiated contact with Porter and other members of the Steeler staff as they continued to completely fall apart at the end of that game. They complained that assistants shouldn’t be on the field. The Bengals simply lost all composure and cost their meltdown may have cost them the game. Now the league has a rule prohibiting assistant coaches from going on the field. End of story.

  4. rhamrhoddy says:
    Jun 9, 2016 5:14 PM
    Best Joey Porter highlight was a game he played against New England while he was with Miami. He talked some crazy smack all week.

    As the 4th quarter wound down, the Pats put Joey’s smiling mug up on the Jumbotron along with his stats:

    0 Sacks
    0 INTs
    0 Tackles

    and Miami lost. Classic loudmouth Joey.
    —————————————————————-

    Remember that poor soul, Anthony Smith? He probably learned from Porter.

    Smith was a safety for PIT who talked smack about Brady all week and come game day, Brady literally went out of his way to pick on him all game, the guy gave up play after play, multiple scores, Brady laughing in his face.

    PIT cut him after the game. lol

  5. Cincinnati was destined to find a way to lose that game…. My Goodness, if you didn’t see that mess unfold, watch it- it’s classic Bengals/Steelers.

  6. skunkb3ar says:
    Jun 9, 2016 5:23 PM

    rhamrhoddy says:
    Jun 9, 2016 5:14 PM

    Best Joey Porter highlight was a game he played against New England while he was with Miami. He talked some crazy smack all week.

    As the 4th quarter wound down, the Pats put Joey’s smiling mug up on the Jumbotron along with his stats:

    0 Sacks
    0 INTs
    0 Tackles

    and Miami lost. Classic loudmouth Joey.
    —————————————————————-

    Remember that poor soul, Anthony Smith? He probably learned from Porter.

    Smith was a safety for PIT who talked smack about Brady all week and come game day, Brady literally went out of his way to pick on him all game, the guy gave up play after play, multiple scores, Brady laughing in his face.

    PIT cut him after the game. lol
    ________________

    Yeahhh Burned him on a play action and then a long double screen to Moss and back and burned him again!

    I think the “Guar-an-TEE” chant as the Steelers walked off the field probably made the poor sap WANT outta Pittsburgh.

  7. Tomlin, Porter and Munchak all acted like WWE wrestlers in those last 2 Bengals/Steelers games. I’ve never seen coaches behave so shamefully in 25 years watching the NFL. Pulling hair out, going into opposing huddles, getting in the faces of opposing players, etc.

  8. “I didn’t learn nothing from that experience,” Porter said

    Isn’t it “I didn’t learn anything from that experience,”

    Anyway, if a 10k fine didn’t teach him then i’m sure he’ll be ignoring the rule this year too. What a goober.

    Tomlin really needs to tighten up his ship. With each passing season I feel less and less like Tomlin is a good coach.

    -Long time Steelers fan.

  9. Yeah, Porter was checking on an injured player–from his spot in the Bengals’ huddle.

  10. Tomlin is every bit the issue there Porter is. Can’t imagine one of Noll’s coaches pulling that crap. Players are players and stuff is going to happen in the heat of the moment, doesn’t mean it’s okay but it is understandable. Coaches need to be held to a higher standard. The Steelers are a flagship organization or at least they were pre Tomlin anyway. I was embarrassed for the Steelers as an organization and I’m an NFC guy.

  11. He didn’t learn how to speak English, either. It amazes me how these so-called college graduates can’t put a sentence together using proper English. “I didn’t learn nothing from that experience,” Porter said.
    It’s because outside of football, many of them are dumber than dirt.

  12. Joey better hope Tomlin always has a coaching job because Joey is a liability….still talks like he’s a player. He should have stepped away for a few more years and then come back to coach.

  13. “Jones ended up shoving him, earning a penalty which set up the Steelers’ game-winning field goal.”

    Jones shoved a ref. Porter’s too big for Pacman to shove.

  14. Remember that poor soul, Anthony Smith? He probably learned from Porter.

    Smith was a safety for PIT who talked smack about Brady all week and come game day, Brady literally went out of his way to pick on him all game, the guy gave up play after play, multiple scores, Brady laughing in his face.

    PIT cut him after the game. lol

    Anthony Smith was a backup safety for the Steelers. He was only playing because of an injury to Clark. The following year became a special teamer for Pit. Hardly cut after the game.

  15. Pauldeba.

    Exactly. Penalties should have offset. Once porter stepped on that field. Jones should have been ejected. Thats how it should have played out

  16. Guess it’s easier and more inflammatory to refer to the new (old) rule,
    the ‘Joey Porter rule’, rather than ‘the 9 nameless Bengal coaches
    on the field’ rule.

    That impromptu ‘huddle’ that the Bungles fan referred to above,
    was formed when atleast 6 Bengals players surrounded, intentionally
    bumped, threatened, jostled, swore at, and even took a swing at Porter,
    who is afterall, an NFL asst coach.

    The reason? – Porter told Burfict to get away and stop interfering
    with the Steelers Med trainer, who was walking a badly concussed
    Antonio Brown off the field. The trainer was almost certainly tripped
    by Burfict, when the LB tried to pry his way past the doctor
    to get to a dazed Brown. The trainer brushed him away and then
    Porter was right to stand up for his player, and medical personnel.

    Should Porter have stood by and let Burfict go over to Antonio
    and presumably say — ‘Ah no you just be fakin it, bruh’ — ?
    Didn’t he say something like Antonio gave him a sly wink ?

    We’ve all seen how Burfict shows no respect, nor cares for
    the welfare of other NFL players. Save me the phony outrage.

    Joey should wear this so-called ‘Porter rule’ as a badge of honor.

  17. He was as dirty as a player as they come. I remember a game against the Ravens, Todd Heap hobbles up the the line, obviously injured, so that the ball can be snapped (the game was already decided at this point so Heap stayed in just to run the clock out) and Porter immediately jumps offsides and pushes Heap backwards and onto the ground.

    And you can’t forget the repeated jabbing of his finger into Jamal Lewis’s eye as he laid helpless on the bottom of the pile.

    Or a pair of his dogs getting loose and killing his neighbor’s miniature horse back in 2006 – then again getting loose in 2011 and killing a neighbor’s dog (apparently both dog and owner need restraint from being where they shouldn’t be).

    Okay….I’ll stop now.

  18. The Joey porter rule states that the only time an assistant coach can come out on the field is when he or she is checking on an injured player.

    You know like the time Joey went out to check on Antonio brown after his concussion from a cheap shot.

    So wait, has Joey been abiding by the Joey porter rule all along?

  19. “the league’s edict that assistant coaches stay off the field during games, which he did in last year’s wild card game against the Bengals.”

    Geez DG: “which he DIDN’T DO in last year’s wild card game against the Bengals.” The reason for the new rule is that he DIDN’T stay off the field. If he had stayed off the field, there would be no new rule.

  20. The league really needs to get their act together with the officiating this year. Has been steadily worse since the strike, especially playoffs.

  21. Porter was a punk when he played for the punk Steelers so why should we expect anything different. He plays for a head coach who tried to get on the field to interrupt a play that was in progress, what makes you think that Tomlin didn’t send him out there to do exactly what he did. The Steelers are a bunch of whiny punk bitches who claim to be tough with cheap shots, but can’t seem to even beat the 5-11 Ravens once last year. Weak team, Weak Coach, Weak players.

  22. @Moudabo says:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    This isn’t about that POS Burfict. It’s about a coach who went out of his way to engage players on the other team during an injury timeout. But you can view it through your black & gold color glasses and spin it however you want. But to say “wear it as a badge of honor” really is quite a ridiculous thing to say. That would be like saying Jack Tatum should have been proud to introduce “defenseless receiver” into the lexicon of football.

  23. The whining continues. Deny and deflect. The orange and black way. Your team disintegrated on the field. I think the nine black and orange coaches on the field noticed.

  24. @ jonwill57

    Feel free to look at the tape and then illustrate how
    Porter went out of his way to engage players
    on the other team. There are different angles
    of the incidents in question. Watch closely.

    The Ref was right there on the spot next to Porter and
    later said he didn’t hear him say anything to incite
    the opposing players.

    All Porter did was smile after he was bumped and
    no words were uttered. What exactly are you claiming
    he did wrong?

    18 secs away. The Bengals snatched defeat
    from the jaws of victory. That is what happened.

  25. That’s now 5 times off-season rule changes have followed un-flagged on the field incidents the previous season.

    We’ve seen ‘rule changes’ this off-season following Shaziers head-shot on Bernard, and now this Porter BS.

    Other teams get suspensions, draft picks confiscated, six-digit fines; but not the Steelers. Rooney sure seems to have more clout than some of us thought.

    Lets all not forget now that The Steeler coaches have multiple-repeat fines for on-field infractions directly affecting game results. Usually with repeat infractions, punishments go up; with The Steelers, we get rule changes……. and for all those idiots that think Porter wasn’t
    sent over to the Bengals bench deliberately; just watch the reaction of one of The Steeler OL’s when the flag is thrown.

  26. I’m a Bengals fan, I knew they would blow that lead somehow, so it’s not that big of a deal to me. I have a question for Steelers fans supporting him though. What if instead of flagging Pacman for 15 yards, they had flagged Porter for illegally interacting on the field with opposing players? That would have offset Burfict’s 15 yard penalty, taking them long out of field goal range. This scenario could have happened very easily, how would you all feel about Porter then?

    Also, I wonder how much control Tomlin really has over his staff. That photo accompanying this story was a hilariously embarrassing display when Brown scored a TD. For an organization that tries to (and typically does) tend to be the class of the NFL (at least at the top of the organization), that was a really odd scene.

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