So who would you rather have?
Last year at this time, Steelers fans couldn't foresee the '07 team without Joey Porter. James Harrison has helped ease the transition from a Porter-led defense to a Porter-less defense.
This week, Silverback gets his chance to state his case against the guy he's helped Yinzers forget. Sure, the Dolphins are a horrible team, but we did just lose to the Jets. I'm not predicting anything.
This game s going to be eventful for the sole fact that these two guys will be going head-to-head, albeit at different time (defense doesn't play defense, duh). I'm hoping Silverback continues to build on the foundation he laid since Week 1.
If this was boxing, it'd be a heavyweight bout. Porter has had a down year by his standards, and could be past his prime, but he's still going up against his old team. Oh, and he made the All-Time team, so Silverback best be on his game. This is the perfect stage to complete the Joey-to-Silverback transition.