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London Fletcher endorses Redskins' pursuit of Joey Porter

Free agent linebacker Joey Porter is expected to get in town this evening and will make his way through Redskins Park Friday. He'll meet with coach Mike Shanahan, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and linebackers coach Lou Spanos, the latter two of whom coached Porter in Pittsburgh.

If everything sounds good, they'll start talking money. And if things work out there, they'll have to figure out how exactly Porter will fit into the Redskins' new defense.

One guy who apparently wouldn't mind Porter's presence: London Fletcher, which would seem like a pretty important of vote of confidence to have. Meeting with reporters today, Fletcher said he doesn't think he'll have to sell Porter on the Redskins.

"Coach Haslett and Lou Spanos, they know him very well. I don't have to sell him on the scheme or on them or anything like that," Fletcher said. "It's just a matter of a feel, how they feel he can fit in our defense with the Washington Redskins."

It will be interesting to see how the Redskins might use Porter. He's played essentially his entire career on the right side, so it's doubtful he'd suddenly shift to the left. Then again, Brian Orakpo is more comfortable chasing the quarterback from the right side, so you'd hate to knock him out of his comfort zone.

Either way, in Porter, Fletcher sees a guy who can contribute.

"He's a play-making linebacker -- outside linebacker," Fletcher said. "He had nine sacks last year? That's a lot of sacks for an outside linebacker. He didn't even play a whole lot toward the end of the year. So that's still a lot of pressure on the quarterback."

Porter, who's spent the past three seasons with the Dolphins, visited last week with the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Republic reported that the Cardinals have made an offer to Porter.

By Rick Maese  |  March 18, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
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Comments

Get it done Bruce and Shanny!!!

Posted by: t1205 | March 18, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I have no problems with getting Porter. This team has no Lbs that have actually played in a 3-4. Porter is still one of the most intimidating players in the league. Plus with smoot gone whos gonna talk ish.

Posted by: Stu27 | March 18, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Sign this Nasty bastard to vet minimum. We need a Mouth on D.

Posted by: bhoang888 | March 18, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

SNGM - Nothing will hapen until AFTER the 2011 draft.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 18, 2010 11:13 AM
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between now and November, of this year, 24 yes votes of 32 owners are required to stay in the CBA deal.. If that mark isn’t hit, the 2011 season faces the possibility of a lockout and no Draft in April 2011.

again...
I'd give up my higher 2011 picks for your medium range 2010 picks. Not only for the above CBA reasons but also for the much better quality of talent in the 2010 Draft.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

i would welcome his attitude and toughness with open arms!!!!!

Posted by: frmi | March 18, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: sthai75 | March 18, 2010 11:40 AM

Seattle will move down 20 picks in the second round of the 2010 draft and give up a third-round pick in 2011 to get San Diego's third-string quarterback.

The Seahawks have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Whitehurst that is expected to pay him $5 million-per-year. It's a huge gamble considering Whitehurst has not attempted a regular season pass as a pro.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 18, 2010 11:44 AM

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 18, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of Smoot...I think he's going to finish his career as somebody's free safety...probably at or near the vet. minimum. Why not with us? The coverage skills are plenty good for FS and I've always thought he was a game tackler on the edges in his duties as a Corner.

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 18, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

does it really matter which side h plays on? i mean if they're planning on having him and orakpo rush the quarterback from both sides then it shouldn't matter what side he's coming from. one of them will get to the quarterback, they're both that good at rushing the qb.

Posted by: duncanrobee | March 18, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Let's grab us another cup of joe.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | March 18, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

"Sign this Nasty bastard to vet minimum. We need a Mouth on D."


Porter underwhelmed for the dolphins.

And he'll do the same for us.

But we do need a vet 'backer with middlin' ability, so sign him.

But keep the eyes open for a younger option on draft day.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 18, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Sign this Nasty bastard to vet minimum. We need a Mouth on D.

Posted by: bhoang888 | March 18, 2010 11:38 AM

We'll draft Tebow and Tebow will convert him into a God-fearing Christian Witness to Jesus Christ Our Savior. He's also going to work on Portis, Johnson, and RedDMV. Gonna clean up Washington, he is.

Posted by: League-Source | March 18, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

How old is this dog?

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | March 18, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

between now and November, of this year, 24 yes votes of 32 owners are required to stay in the CBA deal.. If that mark isn’t hit, the 2011 season faces the possibility of a lockout and no Draft in April 2011.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 11:34 AM

I don't know where it is...but the lockout will happen AFTER the 2011 draft irregardless.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 18, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

"Sign this Nasty bastard to vet minimum. We need a Mouth on D."

Posted by: bhoang888 | March 18, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

AGREED! Someone with a mouth, that can actually play, has experience and has a ring!

Posted by: tryumpfant | March 18, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Porter underwhelmed for the dolphins.

And he'll do the same for us.

But we do need a vet 'backer with middlin' ability, so sign him.

But keep the eyes open for a younger option on draft day.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 18, 2010 11:53 AM |

9 sacks last year 17 the year before I wish we had players that could underwhelm like that.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 18, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

"Well in that case, I'm skeptical of Robert Greene and you.

Both of you guys are full of crap, and I don't buy a comment of what you are saying.

Fair enough?

Posted by: p1funk"

"But like a typical kneeling to the voice in the sky jerk-off, you catch feeling the minute someone questions or has a thought that sways what you were taught in Sunday school or whatever.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 18, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse"

I think you missed the intended irony from his original post.

Posted by: psps23 | March 18, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Someone with a mouth, that can actually play, has experience and has a ring!

Posted by: tryumpfant | March 18, 2010 11:55 AM

Bring back Leigh Torrence!

Posted by: League-Source | March 18, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Assuming Jason Taylor is unavailable to us, Joey Porter will do, as far as old people who most recently played for the Dolphins.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 18, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

L-S- No, dude, I sh*t you not, that was freakin long barrel Smith and Wesson .38 Detective...The scene was straight Tarantino, as we looked bewildered at each other driving by..

Posted by: frak | March 18, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"The bombing starts in fifteen minutes!!"

Posted by: frak | March 18, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Porter will work well here..What was funny was standing in line at the beer store and how packed it was with alkies getting the hair of the Jim Morrison..

Posted by: frak | March 18, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

"9 sacks last year 17 the year before I wish we had players that could underwhelm like that."


The fins signed him hoping he'd be a game changer, and now he's just changing jerseys.

If I remember, his issue wasn't sacks, it was getting abused in pass coverage--the other thing olb must do.

And we face J Witten, D Clark, B Scaife, and O Daniels next year.

So figure in Porter's sacks with the occasional touchdown or long-gainhe might give up before preaching, "Sign'em up!"

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 18, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

SNGM - Nothing will hapen until AFTER the 2011 draft.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 18, 2010 11:13 AM
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between now and November, of this year, 24 yes votes of 32 owners are required to stay in the CBA deal.. If that mark isn’t hit, the 2011 season faces the possibility of a lockout and no Draft in April 2011.

again...
I'd give up my higher 2011 picks for your medium range 2010 picks. Not only for the above CBA reasons but also for the much better quality of talent in the 2010 Draft.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

According to JLaC, there will be an NFL draft in 2011, even if there is no new CBA. http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d815dc70b&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 18, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

It's his mouth and piss por attitude that is holding him back. Pitt, Miami let him go because of his mouth not his play. That tells us something. Maybe need that presence in the locker room full of quiet lead by example players? I can see that.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 18, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, the thought of Orakpo & Porter on either side has got to be exciting for Skins... Get this done!

Really would answer all our questions at LB with the new 3-4:

ILB's - Rocky, Fletch, Blades, whoever else
OLB's - Orakpo, Porter, Wilson, whoever else

Trade Carter for value pick or player(s)... has to be a situation out there for him to play DE in 4-3.

Posted by: tony325 | March 18, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

So point out again for me, where funk and I were intolerant, cuz I missed it???

thought so...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 18, 2010 9:44 AM

Bean I think I'll pass on the chance to explain your belief system to you.

Posted by: mack1 | March 18, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

a well educated populace to ensure a quality democracy

Posted by: alex35332

founding fathers did NOT want or create a democracy!

JC hasn't been traded because contrary to all his supporters on this blog, the other teams know he stinks and isn't worth even a low first round pick. If he was all that, he would have been picked up as a proven QB in the league.


Posted by: 1965skinsfan

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 18, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

between now and November, of this year, 24 yes votes of 32 owners are required to stay in the CBA deal.. If that mark isn’t hit, the 2011 season faces the possibility of a lockout and no Draft in April 2011.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 11:34 AM

I don't know where it is...but the lockout will happen AFTER the 2011 draft irregardless.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 18, 2010 11:55 AM
=======================

Two more reasons to trade away the 2011 picks.. (looks like Seattle has already figured this out).
Skins should unload those 2011 picks.. and replace the two 2010 picks Vinny lost.

Reason 1
With a very likely Lock-Out... Players who enter the 2011 draft would know that they will be sitting out a year, so you will see very few juniors declare. So 2012 would be a mostly senior high quality draft class.

Reason 2

I would think that in the absence of a CBA that there is no way the teams are going to be allowed to sign these players. However, if Draft rights only last a year (as per the Bo Jackson case) I wonder if there will be a stipulation for deals that aren't done before the 2012 draft or if the new CBA would have to include an extension of the rights of those teams to the players that were drafted in 2011....or would those players have the option of re-entering the 2012 draft.
A good Atty only needs to use the "Bo Jackson vs NFL" as Case Law to break any "One Year extension of Draft Rights" by the NFL owners. Thus, the 2011 Draft rights could very well be considered "null and void" if there is a 2011 Lock Out.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

We'll draft Tebow and Tebow will convert him into a God-fearing Christian Witness to Jesus Christ Our Savior. He's also going to work on Portis, Johnson, and RedDMV. Gonna clean up Washington, he is.

Posted by: League-Source | March 18, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

You won't stop will you? Well neither will I.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 18, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"Black people must leave, NJ Walmart announcer says"

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. —A male voice came over the public-address system Sunday evening at a store in Washington Township, in southern New Jersey, and calmly announced: "Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now."

(INSERT image of moe putting back the IPOD and tampons he had hidden under his redskins' jersey.)

"Damn," Moe mutters. "I was just getting ready to shoplift."

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 18, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

It's his mouth and piss por attitude that is holding him back. Pitt, Miami let him go because of his mouth not his play. That tells us something. Maybe need that presence in the locker room full of quiet lead by example players? I can see that.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 18, 2010 12:09 PM |

That doesn't always work sometimes you need to get into these young guys faces and tell them how stuff works.

If lead by example worked then are team should be a hell of a lot better, considering we have a guy like London Fletcher.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 18, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Sign this Nasty bastard to vet minimum. We need a Mouth on D.

Posted by: bhoang888 | March 18, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse
He already has an offer from Cardinals. So we are going to have to pay him more than vet minimum.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 18, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS SPEAKING WITH DUKES

ASHBURN, VA -- Breaking news this afternoon from Redskins Park:

The Washington Redskins are said to be in "serious discussions" with recently released and former Washington Nationals right fielder Elijah Dukes.

According to team sources, the Redskins coaching staff believes the unnaturally gifted but troublesome athlete could easily become a starting wide receiver and special teams star for the football team -- and fill a couple of gaping holes left by the departures of former Redskin players Antwan Randel El and Rock Cartwright.

According to the team source who only speak to this reporter on condition of anonymity, "All the dumb sh*t has to do is catch the goddam* ball and run a few yards with it -- in the right direction -- and if he can do it, it will be definite upgrade from last season. Given his obvious natural athleticism, it shouldn't be that hard, even for Dukes."

The Redskins coaching staff is also said to favor bringing in yet another overpaid underachiever with lingering character issues, if only to "complete a royal flush" of liars, posers and frauds that currently take up space on the Redskins roster.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 18, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm going out on a limb (like I do every season, but get disappointed) and I'm going to say that our defense will be DA BOMB this season and actually intimidate people. I know this "isn't a race," and we're trying to build a solid foundation for the future, I that will happen, but I also think we'll have an entertaining, hard-fighting, competitive team. This should be exciting... hopefully we're at least a team like the Dolphins have been (in the last two seasons)... maybe we go 8-8, but we're fun to watch?

Posted by: noseman4681 | March 18, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Regarding Tim Tebow.

TAKING THE EMOTION OUT OF TEBOW

It comes down to this....

A rebuilding team can't afford to squander high draft picks. And Tebow is a real gamble, if taken with the second rounder--unless it's a trade back that gets the team another second rounder and he's taken with a third rounder.

If he's there at 4th round, I'd say he's certainly worth a flyer.

But the second rounder SHOULD here his name called this Fall when the starting lineup is introduced.

Posted by: TheCork | March 18, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Smoot...I think he's going to finish his career as somebody's free safety...probably at or near the vet. minimum. Why not with us? The coverage skills are plenty good for FS and I've always thought he was a game tackler on the edges in his duties as a Corner.

Posted by: MColeman51 | March 18, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I agree, 51. He is a good tackler, but he isn't the biggest dude. Except for his mouth. He only weighs 185, which is a little light for FS. But he can cover the field.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 18, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"Bean I think I'll pass on the chance to explain your belief system to you"

I love when people remove all doubt about their stupidity...thanks mack...I couldn't have made you look like a bigger fraud if I tried...well done...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 18, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Then again, it's a beautiful day out, and I'm not really as depressed as I usually am, therefore more optimistic about a bunch of millionaires who think showing up for a few hours of work during the offseason is special...

Posted by: noseman4681 | March 18, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

cork, agreed, if you're the pats with 3 second rounders maybe you take that chance, but with the Redskins hopefully going LT/RT in the draft, we don't have that luxury....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 18, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS SPEAKING WITH DUKES

ASHBURN, VA -- Breaking news this afternoon from Redskins Park:

Posted by: Vic1 | March 18, 2010 12:20 PM |

Touche, BeantownGreg. You letting this challenger steal your gig on RI?

Posted by: League-Source | March 18, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

"It will be interesting to see how the Redskins might use Porter. He's played essentially his entire career on the right side, so it's doubtful he'd suddenly shift to the left. Then again, Brian Orakpo is more comfortable chasing the quarterback from the right side, so you'd hate to knock him out of his comfort zone."--REDSKIN INSIDER

I think having Orakpo hand in the dirt right side DE, with Porter behind him at OLB, and Haynesworth at LDE on PASSING DOWNS would give offensive coordinators nightmares.

Posted by: TheCork | March 18, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Tim Tebow isn't all that swell of a guy... he fingered me, at a Halloween party, a few years back... he's passionate, but rough and unforgiving. I think he may even be a sociopath. Don't let him fool you.

Posted by: noseman4681 | March 18, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

(INSERT image of moe putting back the IPOD and tampons he had hidden under his redskins' jersey.)

"Damn," Moe mutters. "I was just getting ready to shoplift."


Posted by: MistaMoe | March 18, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse
Moe, if you weren't going to pay for the stuff, then you were not a walmart customer, so you could have stayed.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 18, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I think somebody is out to ruin Wallmart’s “good name”……Just the other day a rumor started (internet rumor, I believe) that Walmart had agreed to let Immigration do raids in their stores to catch and deport illegals. That one would definitely hurt business for the stores that I have been in…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 18, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

SNGM - Nothing will hapen until AFTER the 2011 draft.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 18, 2010 11:13 AM
================
between now and November, of this year, 24 yes votes of 32 owners are required to stay in the CBA deal.. If that mark isn’t hit, the 2011 season faces the possibility of a lockout and no Draft in April 2011.

again...
I'd give up my higher 2011 picks for your medium range 2010 picks. Not only for the above CBA reasons but also for the much better quality of talent in the 2010 Draft.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

According to JLaC, there will be an NFL draft in 2011, even if there is no new CBA. http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d815dc70b&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 18, 2010 12:09 PM
=======================
They can Draft the players in 2011 but, if a Lock Out does occur.. The "Bo Jackson" precedent (Draft rights expiration), allows them to enter the 2012 Draft.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm particularly happy that MS pointed out that even though 100% attended, it wasn't all that much they did. Hold their spoiled sorry azz'es to the fire MS!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 18, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Well in that case, I'm skeptical of Robert Greene and you.

Both of you guys are full of crap, and I don't buy a comment of what you are saying.

Fair enough?

Posted by: p1funk"

"But like a typical kneeling to the voice in the sky jerk-off, you catch feeling the minute someone questions or has a thought that sways what you were taught in Sunday school or whatever.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 18, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse"

I think you missed the intended irony from his original post.

Posted by: psps23 | March 18, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse


Thank you psps.

Red, I was messing with you. In your comments you talked about deception and treating everyone skeptically as a rule of thumb.

So I was turning that back on you.

Treating you and Greene skpetically.

Just messin around.


Anyways, I've gotta fill out my bracket...

Posted by: p1funk | March 18, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

According to the team source who only speak to this reporter on condition of anonymity, "All the dumb sh*t has to do is catch the goddam* ball and run a few yards with it -- in the right direction -- and if he can do it, it will be definite upgrade from last season. Given his obvious natural athleticism, it shouldn't be that hard, even for Dukes."

Posted by: Vic1 | March 18, 2010 12:20 PM

Worked with Forrest Gump...

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 18, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

founding fathers did NOT want or create a democracy!

JC hasn't been traded because contrary to all his supporters on this blog, the other teams know he stinks and isn't worth even a low first round pick. If he was all that, he would have been picked up as a proven QB in the league.


Posted by: 1965skinsfan


You are wasting your time here. Your psychic skills and half-vast knowledge of how forefathers and NFL GMs think could be fruitfully put to use by the CIA. Do it for your country.

Posted by: TheCork | March 18, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Tim Tebow isn't all that swell of a guy... he fingered me, at a Halloween party, a few years back... he's passionate, but rough and unforgiving. I think he may even be a sociopath. Don't let him fool you.

P.S. when I say sociopath, think a la Tony Soprano...

Posted by: noseman4681 | March 18, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Come on Dukes plays inside LB everyone knows it.

Posted by: Stu27 | March 18, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

i'll take it into consideration Cork. Have you stopped-up anything lately?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 18, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I don't know about him. He's a good football player and I thought highly of him but not anymore after I saw the video of him and his other two buddies ganging up to fight Levi Jones. 3 on 1.

Posted by: bdbyptr | March 18, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

"I'm particularly happy that MS pointed out that even though 100% attended, it wasn't all that much they did."


Select the reasons why attendance was high at the initial redskin offseason workout:

a. the names of the ten ex-redskins reminded players of the precarious nature of the job

b. respect for the head coach

c. professionalism and a desire to win

d. nothing else to do

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 18, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

He will bring some problems to the team if it doesn't go his way but if he plays like Joey Porter of old, then opponents better watch out. http://sosportz.blogspot.com

Posted by: sosportz | March 18, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Listen hunny, get it straight... I've been fingered in every way imaginable and I know people... this guys' a creep.

Posted by: noseman4681 | March 18, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

3 Reasons Why Joey Porter Would Be a Bad Signing for Redskins

http://www.hogshaven.com/2010/3/18/1379076/3-reasons-why-joey-porter-would-be?ref=yahoo

Posted by: Sulphide1 | March 18, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

JC hasn't been traded because contrary to all his supporters on this blog, the other teams know he stinks and isn't worth even a low first round pick. If he was all that, he would have been picked up as a proven QB in the league.


Posted by: 1965skinsfan
========================
The other 31 NFL owners do not want to bail Snyder out of one of his biggest Draft blunders ever (1st, 3rd, 4th and the 1st that was used). Thats why Snyder couldnt even get a 2nd Rounder for JC last year when he was dying for Sanchez..

The NFL owners continue to "stick it" to Snyder for screwing up what was the NFL Owner's "good ol boys unwritten rule" the "Head Coaches Salary Ceiling".
Snyder shattered that ceiling by raising it nearly 3 million dollars per year when he signed Gibbs back in 05.
All the NFL Head Coaches (and Assistants) uncapped salaries escalated proportionally and dramatically for all NFL teams, thereafter.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Come on, underdogs!

Go Monarchs!

etc.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 18, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I have my reservations but thinking about Porter and Big Al teaming up to regulate punks like Brandon Jacobs and Flozell Adams brings a smile to my face.

Posted by: moseley_brian | March 18, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

The other 31 NFL owners do not want to bail Snyder out of one of his biggest Draft blunders ever (1st, 3rd, 4th and the 1st that was used). Thats why Snyder couldnt even get a 2nd Rounder for JC last year when he was dying for Sanchez..

The NFL owners continue to "stick it" to Snyder for screwing up what was the NFL Owner's "good ol boys unwritten rule" the "Head Coaches Salary Ceiling".
Snyder shattered that ceiling by raising it nearly 3 million dollars per year when he signed Gibbs back in 05.
All the NFL Head Coaches (and Assistants) uncapped salaries escalated proportionally and dramatically for all NFL teams, thereafter.


Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 18, 2010 12:48 PM |

Change Snyder to Gibbs biggest mistake ever and you got it.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 18, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

From PFT:


Despite the perception that the Redskins have been quiet, they have actually added or retained the most players with a total of nine. The Lions are next with six players added or retained.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 18, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

3 Reasons Why Joey Porter Would Be a Bad Signing for Redskins

http://www.hogshaven.com/2010/3/18/1379076/3-reasons-why-joey-porter-would-be?ref=yahoo

Posted by: Sulphide1 |

Good comments. Boils down to this: he's 1 dimensional, inconsistent and has attitude issues. On the other hand, looking at the games in which he had sacks, it appears he sacked Peyton, Brees and Rivers last year.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 18, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

p1, my bad dude.

Hard to detect sarcasm on touchy subjects.

Thing is, I usually just read other comments when it (politics and religion) comes up on here and stay out of it.

I think I'll go back to practcing that.

Except racism.

Because I hate everyone who isn't black.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 18, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 18, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

On the other hand, looking at the games in which he had sacks, it appears he sacked Peyton, Brees and Rivers last year.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 18, 2010 1:02 PM

So he show's up against the best QBs. If he's willing to play a supporting role, then he could be of value.

Posted by: TWISI | March 18, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

1. Tebow is not worth a 37, especially for the Redskins who are "down" two picks in the draft at this juncture. 4 and 37 need to start from day one. Doubt he will fall to the 4th, and if he does, I think Redskins would be more wise to address another team need vice grabbing a charismatic project QB and tweener position player. Tebow makes for a great story, but IMO, its best to let that story be written in some other city. Feel free to put a marker down to play the "we should have grabbed Tebow" card if you must. I just think its not a wise use of the 37.

2. Jarmon was an OUTSTANDING use of a 2010 third round pick, the guy played his way into the mix, performed well, already played a year before the draft even occurred. Those who auto portray this move every time the subject comes up as some sort of negative or a waste of the pick because Redskins now don't have a 3rd rd pick are a) hard headed b) f*cking stupid.

3. Not sure what problem Porter will be brought into solve. While I agree with the generality that "competition is good", does Orakpo need a challenger? If no, then who moves? Porter? Orakpo? Is Porter being brought in to simply create another D package option shuttling in and out of the game?? Is he willing to do that for even or less money than in Az? Evaluating the overall result of bringing him in doesn't make sense now, because there are too many unknowns in the equation. Seems to me that bringing in Porter sets up a daisy chain of moves that may or may not work out if one assumes he plays every down at his natural RLB spot. Therefore I think Haslett may have other ideas than plugging him in at RLB. Not sure Porter will go for that if he can get a guaranteed gig in the desert. Maybe I'm wrong, and he will buy into the "53 guys together can't lose" mantra.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 18, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Joey Porter has a mean streak!!! Imagine if our defense had sum1 to fire them up like Joey Porter last year? I know the d had other problems too, but they lacked that spark plug and thats what he could bring to the d!!! He would prob only be in on passing downs as a pass rusher. We could also use the 9 sacks he has last year!

Posted by: goskinsgo1 | March 18, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Porter, Fletcher, Orakpo, Haynesworth, Carter, Daniels, Alexander - now we are starting to sounds like a STOUT D. Man, I can only think of what a leader Sean Taylor would be for this squad. What a shame! RIP # 21

Posted by: skins10 | March 18, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Gotta disagree with Fletcher here.

I don't see Porter at 32 being a good fit for the Redskins in the 3-4.

He's not an inside linebacker by trade and has played on the right side his entire career.

Assuming we trade Carter, the team needs a LEFT backer and if Porter insists on playing his old position that means moving Orakpo once again, which would not be in the best interests of the team.

I would let Porter go to Arizona. They have made him an offer so it doesn't appear as if the Redskins are going to get any discounts here. They are going to have to pay near full price for a player that is clearly past his prime.

You don't get rich picking up players that Bill Parcells discards.

When he exits a guy it's usually because he's either done playing or too divisive in the locker room or off the field.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 18, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

If nothing else, Porter will bring some attitude to the defense. He'll be worth it if he can still make a play or two.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 18, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

If nothing else, Porter will bring some attitude to the defense. He'll be worth it if he can still make a play or two.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 18, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what Fletcher thinks?! Since when did he carry title of GM. He'd better worry about not getting phased out of a 3-4 scheme and not about which free agents are coming in for a look. I don't see him lasting very long against some of the centers and guards he'll taking on.

Posted by: garg8050 | March 18, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Seems to me since we are switching to a 3-4 Porter would be next to Fletcher with Orakpo outside and Rocky manning the other side I think that would work......Why not Fletcher and Porter as the 2 inside backers and Orakpo and Rocky as the 2 outside linebackers.....

Posted by: russellpenmaniii | March 18, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

If they sign Porter,,,Levi Jones wont resign with us.

Remember the bar fight, these two had ?

Posted by: dashriprock | March 18, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Bring In Porter we need to Have someone who is voicetrous. Someone who has swagger and likes to win and holds people accountable. he would be a compliment to fletch

Posted by: bert3 | March 18, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

I distinctly remember Porter kissing Bill Cowher during a football game. Do we really want a gender confused man on the team disrupting morale?

Posted by: MrDumberton | March 18, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Tim Tebow isn't all that swell of a guy... he fingered me, at a Halloween party, a few years back... he's passionate, but rough and unforgiving. I think he may even be a sociopath. Don't let him fool you.

Posted by: noseman4681 | March 18, 2010 12:28 PM

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Jeeze, Noseman, I just laffed beer thru my OWN nose @ that one - niiiiiice...

Btw, w/in ten years, I predict he'll be outed as a puppy-molesting nazi sympathizer that steals candy from orphans.

Posted by: hogmeister | March 19, 2010 2:14 AM | Report abuse

This would seem to complicate the Andre Carter situation, at least make it harder to trade him for adequate return

Posted by: zickzack | March 19, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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