1999 3rd Round #73 Overall Pick Joey Porter will call it quits after 13 Seasons. Known for his Before the Game Chatter for the Team he was facing that week Porter was a True Steeler Linebacker.
In his younger Years he wreaked Havoc on Opposing QB's and Running Backs as J-Peezy always did it his way. I Remember like yesterday when he asked Reporters at Super Bowl XL in the Motor City about Going through a Dark Alley and who would you like to escort you..J-Peezy or then Seahawks TE Jeremy Stevens. After a Pause Porter exploded and said you know you would want J-Peezy to take you through that Alley safe.
Look at the Numbers J-Peezy put up in his 13-Year Career:
595 Combined Tackles
445 Solo Tackles
150 Assisted Tackles
98 Killed the QB w/No Red Jersey On
38 Pass Defended
1 Pay Dirt
J-Peezy will be boarder line if that for Canton but he meant a lot to Steelers Nation as Our Guys do. What about the Infamous calling Big Ben out in a Team Meeting with Coach Bill Cowher at the Podium and it went something like this from J-Peezy, " Why is it that Big Ben is the LAST to Show up and the First To Leave",.....J-Peezy Said. As reported Big Ben was Shocked as was SOME of his Steelers Teammates. Lamenting the fact that Big Ben thinks he is Special and doesn't have to Work but can get all the Accolades...Typical J-Peezy.
Joey Porter Steelers Nation will miss you but promise something...Keep your Shirt Down now there are no more Games Chicks Digging the 30 Pack is Over.....and go Colorado State Rams in Fort Collins, Colorado
Note: Numbers from NFL.com