GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws the football away as he is tackled by Joey Porter #55 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL season opening game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Panthers 28-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
If you didn't catch it former Steelers and Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter has decided to retire from the NFL this year. Apparently, he has plans to do it as a member of the Steelers, which would be appropriate.
As a member of the Cardinals, he was in the twilight of his career. It really was disappointing that he didn't do more.
However, one thing that is undoubtable, he was adored by his teammates in the locker room. The news prompted former Cardinals player Hamza Abdullah to tweet:
Joey Porter was the ultimate locker room guy. He personified "Want for your brother what you want for yourself". Congrats Peezy!!!— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) July 18, 2012
I remember his trash talking days with the Steelers, when he was the heart and soul of that dominating defense. I remember thinking when he was here that he had lost that swagger and wondered if he was mailing it in or just deferring to other team veterans.
Do you all have any memories of Porter or J-Peezy, as he was called?
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