I was a huge Joey Porter fan and I still am. I hope he has lots of success in Miami except when they play us.
I believe that Joey had to go for a couple of reasons, none of which were his play. I think Joey can still bring it!
1. Joey was Bill Cowher's adopted son......those two were tight. I don't think Tomlin wanted someone in his camp whose loyalties lied with someone else.
2. As pointed out by the pre-game commentary last night, Joey was the emotional leader of the team. He was the heart! He was the guy that people looked to when the chips were down. I believe that Tomlin wants to be the one his players look to.
Getting rid of Porter insured that there wouldn't be 2 camps within the team and unified the team IMHO. Somebody will eventually step up and be the emotional leader of this team. Tomlin just made sure that it will be one of his boys and not one of Cowhers. I think it was a good move. Time will tell.