Here's an e-mail I recently received that comes from a Steelers fan named Ben. He was responding to an article I wrote a few weeks back that compared Joey Porter and Adalius Thomas. Here's what he had to say:
Porter will be a superb signing for Miami if he can manage to keep his trap shut and stay out of trouble now he doesn't have the thought of being roasted alive by Bill Cowher ;)
Don't get me wrong I think Adalius Thomas is a hell of a player and I was clamouring for the Steelers to sign him as I think he's a perfect fit for our defense too, but you're right, he and Porter are not way off each other and it'll be interesting to see how a) Thomas deals with double teams and b) how the one guy opposite Porter manages to stop him ;)
Considering how most Steeler fans were talking about how Porter was "washed up" once he signed with the Dolphins, it's nice to hear the opinion of a clearly knowledgable Steelers fan. This should only make you more excited about what we might see out of this defense in the upcoming season!