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Old 12-21-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Porter Modesty On No Pro Bowl Selection

I frankly do not know what to make of this surprising burst of modesty, except that during the Christmas season maybe even Joey Porter turns down the volume:

Linebacker Joey Porter, who leads the Steelers with seven sacks, did not make the Pro Bowl for the first time in the past three years. He made three of the past four Pro Bowls.

"I didn't have the year I felt I could have," Porter said. "But, at the same time, it just didn't happen for me. It didn't bother me that much. I think a lot of outside linebackers played good this year, and lot of guys had better records. The guys who made it deserved it."


Seriously, I am glad to hear Joey admit that he did not play to his previous level this season, just as I am glad to hear Porter and other Steelers state they have only themselves to blame for what happened this year. They could have taken a page from Cincinnati's book and claim without Ben's injuries they surely would have won it all but that is not what I have been reading.

Instead, this self-critical attitude hopefully will result in a focused offseason and big bounce back in 2007.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #2
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Instead, this self-critical attitude hopefully will result in a focused offseason and big bounce back in 2007.
while the steelers havent always played like champs this year, they have definitely acted like ones (minus a few stupid penalties of overexuberance).

i gotta think next year the whole team will find their fire and play the 1st half like they did these past 5-6 weeks. then nov. and dec. usually take care of themselves. the players definitely arent too far off. we got the same thing going on that the patriots had to begint the century. hopefully WE can be the thorn in a team like san diegos side for the next few years.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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Just shows that even with all the show-boating this guy is a class act. It also shows that the Steelers are a very special organization.
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O yea Joey Porter class act! thats a good one! on the bright side maybe this will lower Porter's value for next season and make him less inclined to hold out. I doubt it though; probably Porter will be a no show at training camp and perhaps all season.
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Good to see he's taking it well.
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O yea Joey Porter class act! thats a good one! on the bright side maybe this will lower Porter's value for next season and make him less inclined to hold out. I doubt it though; probably Porter will be a no show at training camp and perhaps all season.
I could see a training camp holdout but players rarely give up paychecks by not making it into camp in order to get paid when the regular season starts. Porter will be in uniform next September.
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First of all ... I like Joey and I hope that he is back next year. Its the bull sh$t that he talks all the time that I dont like. Just play ball and let your play speak for itself...
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O yea Joey Porter class act! thats a good one! on the bright side maybe this will lower Porter's value for next season and make him less inclined to hold out. I doubt it though; probably Porter will be a no show at training camp and perhaps all season.

You really don't know much about the organization if you think that. The Rooney's will NOT repeat NOT negotiate a contract with a player if they are a holdout. Ward was reminded of that. There is NO WAY Porter will hold out in the season. All it does is add one more year to his contract if he stays out the entire year. If not, he loses money, then comes back and plays under the same contract. Period.

He isn't that stupid.
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O yea Joey Porter class act! thats a good one! on the bright side maybe this will lower Porter's value for next season and make him less inclined to hold out. I doubt it though; probably Porter will be a no show at training camp and perhaps all season.
You don't agree? I do. He's definatly a class act. He's a brother of his brother and a leader of his team. He talks smack to anyone who talks smack to him and embarasses the fvck out of anyone who fvcks with him or any of his team mates. I cannot think of one thing that I do not agree with that he has done...

Joey Porter is a loyal man. That is all.
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First of all ... I like Joey and I hope that he is back next year. Its the bull sh$t that he talks all the time that I dont like. Just play ball and let your play speak for itself...
Well, I agree that I want Joey back. But, I don't mind the trash talking as much, as long as it doesn't get too out of hand. Joey is a class act, but this is almost always blurred by the negative media attention he gets from things that aren't even that big of a deal. However, knowing and reconizing that he does have class, makes his modesty and self critique not that big of a deal in Joey's terms, but in the media's terms for finally reporting something good and positive about him. I guess when they can't get any negatives they desprately go to postives.

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