Sep 27, 2013; London, United Kingdom; General view of a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet at practice at the London Wasps rugby club practice facility at the Twyford Avenue sports ground in preparation for the NFL International Series game against the Minnesota Vikings. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Joey Porter: Steelers' assistant to be a head coach one day?


Former NFL linebacker Joey Porter made a name for himself in his career as one of the pivotal members of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense in the mid-2000s with his ferocious play on the field, as well as his loudmouth antics.

Since then though, to the surprise of some, Porter is making a new name for himself, this time in the coaching ranks as an assistant with the Steelers. For the most part, Porter has made a successful transition into the world of coaching, and bigger things could be on the horizon.

According to his former Pittsburgh teammate Larry Foote, being the head coach of a team some day isn’t really out of the question with the way that he’s going.

“I think he’s going to be a head coach in this league one day,” Foote said. “I think he has that ‘it’ factor to be a head coach if he stays the course. He has an enthusiasm and excitement that you can’t teach, you can’t develop, you’ve just got to be born with it and I’m excited. Hopefully he grows from the coaching side, X’s and O’s, organization and stuff like that. But shoot, he’s on the fast track because he can lead men, he can get men to run through a wall.”

With Porter still being very young, and with still a lot to learn, there’s a very good chance that he could indeed eventually become one of the most entertaining head coaches the league has ever seen.

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