At least, it’s encouraging for defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, who continues to wear his emotions on his sleeve and in Twitter. On the news linebacker Joey Porter is visiting the Cardinals this week, Dockett tweeted “I NOW HAVE A KOOL AID SMILE JOEY PORTER IS VISITING AZ THURSDAY, BIRD GANG WILL BE BACK IN THE MIX. ..FTW… We’re going to get stronger. LOL!”
Now, just because Porter is visiting doesn’t mean it’s a lock he comes to Arizona. But ESPN reported coach Ken Whisenhunt and linebacker Clark Haggans — who not only played with Porter in Pittsburgh but went to college with Porter at Colorado State — were having dinner with Porter in Pittsburgh this weekend, and I’d guess they weren’t just talking about old times. I’d guess they’re talking about what could be in the desert.
Porter isn’t young anymore and he can be a loose cannon. But Whisenhunt knows what he is about and I am guessing there will be an understanding before Porter ever would sign. But having Porter and Haggans as the starters while Cody Brown and Will Davis grow into those roles I think would be a positive move. I also think Porter’s landing spots are limited; the Cards are probably his best place for familiarity and playing time.
Tags: Clark Haggans, Cody Brown, Darnell Dockett, Joey Porter, Larry Foote, Will Davis
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