Thursday, January 12, 2006

Pittsburgh's Joey Porter...

posted by BH

...thinks play calling is dumb.

"They don't want to just sit there, line up and play football," Porter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They want to try to catch you off guard. They don't want to play smash-mouth football, they want to trick you. ... They want to catch you substituting. Know what I mean? They don't want to just call a play, get up there and run a play. They want to make you think. They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game."

He called Edgerrin James' 124 yards in the November matchup a "cheap 100," and said the Colts couldn't line up and run straight at the Steelers defense.

"I don't think they outhit us," Porter told the paper. "If they would have outhit us, they would have just lined up, and they wouldn't have done all the audibles every play. If you want to outhit us, line up and play football. That's when you outhit us. Line up, you get your people, we got our eight men in the box, run the ball."

I hope Porter's a coach someday. It will be awesome to see his guys run a draw play each time. That way he can have a bunch of guys who won't have to think. Even if they lose, they'll be the team that outhits the other team. I'm sure that will keep earning him a paycheck.

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