Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/7/13

It happens all the time in the NFL, coaches get new gigs and bring in players who have played in their system. The players usually become extra coaches helping teammates understand the nuances of the system. Newly acquired cornerback Tracy Porter stated that his familiarity with coach Dennis Allen was a big reason why he decided to sign with the team. The former New Orleans Saint who sealed the first Super Bowl for the team with a pick six against Peyton Manning in 2010, now wants to help the Raiders get that winning feeling. "It played a pretty significant part because he was my defensive backs coach my first three years in New Orleans. I’m very familiar with what he likes to do. He’s familiar with me and there’s just a natural comfort zone there," Porter said, via Raiders.com. "I look at it as a little bit of the things that allowed those guys to be successful last year. Corner play is huge, not only for Dennis, but for any team to be successful in the NFL. If you don’t have successful guys on an island that can help you get off the field on third down, then it’s going to be hard for your guys to rush the passer and get sacks on the quarterback. I just look for him to put pressure on the corners to lock those guys down out there on the edges. He’s always done a good job in developing his corners. I came out, I had talent. I could do certain things, but he taught me things along the way, technique-wise. He taught me things mentally to prepare myself to go out there on the field and give it my all each and every play and that made me a better corner on the field. It provided me with a lot of success. And having that history with him, just hoping we can pick back up where we left off in New Orleans."   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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