So Joey Porter signed a massive contract with Miami giving him two very important things:
1. More money
2. Warmer weather
In the wake of Joey’s leaving, I’ve discovered that fans and players alike are not so much sad about losing Joey Porter the player, but more so losing Joey Porter the emotional leader.
“As a player and teammate, you never want to lose that type of guy,” said Foote, who dressed next to Porter in the Steelers’ locker room and considered him a mentor. “When you get a guy like Joey Porter, you’re not just paying for his services on the field, but his impact on the team and his influence. He never led us in the wrong direction. When you have a leader and a guy who has influence on a team, it can be negative or positive, but he was positive. He kept everyone together. He was a friend to everyone — young and old, from practice squad players to superstars. He kept us all humble.”
I keep reading about how Joey was the leader, the motivator, the locker room shouter.
Look, people, if that’s what we need in the Steelers locker room, I’m more than happy to offer my services to be in there before each game, slapping their asses, giving them motivation, yelling at them some shit about “not in our house”, slapping their asses, etc.
PittGirl can be the next emotional leader of the Steelers. And I’ll do it for free.