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Porter rips away on national conference call

Joey Porter just spent 10 minutes on a national conference call with the media and in that time, he was his typical outspoken, even controversial self.

Today Porter responded to Brandon Marshall's "popcorn muscles" comment from yesterday, ripped the NFL for the way it dispenses fines and in so doing questioned why Jacksonville receiver Matt Jones is still playing, and added that he actually played well for the Dolphins in 2007.

On that disappointing 2007 season Porter said:

"The defense wasn't really set up for me to go out there and make plays. I mean, I did my job, they thought I had a good season but to my standards and what I'm trying to do, that was a terrible year for me. I would grade out good every week. They were happy with what they were getting. But I'm the type of player that feels like he can take over the game. And I never had those opportunities to take over a game, actually. The defense wasn't made for me to have too much success. It just never really worked for me."

On his on-going verbal feud with Marshall:

"I'm not even worried about that. The game is over and I'm already looking to Seattle so for him to still be on that, I really did get in his head obviously. He's wasting time worrying about me, he's supposed to have a game tomorrow. Instead he's worried about me. I left Denver three days ago."

On the NFL's policy for fining players even when they don't get flagged during games, Porter was asked if he understands what it is that gets a player fined:

"If I knew the answer, I would have $20,000 more they wouldn't have taken from me. So I definitely don't have the answer. I'm still trying to figure out how a guy gets caught with cocaine in the car and he still plays the game and nothing happens to him. Nothing's happened. They ain't had no penalty or nothing. I'm trying to figure that out. He got caught with some cocaine in his pockets. Everybody knows it. But Matt Jones is still up there playing football and nothing's ever happened to him. So I'm still trying to figure out how you get away with that and your fining people $20,000 for making comments to the media on the refs. But here is a guy that got caught with cocaine, everybody knows about it, and nothing happened. He done played every game. You explain that to me, then we'll be talking about something."

It bears stating that Jones was indeed suspended by the NFL for three games but continues to play because he has appealed the suspension.

Finally, on whether he expected the current success the Dolphins are having:

"Yeah we did. I mean we put in all the hard work in the offseason. If you seen our attendance in our offseason workout, we expected to be better than what we are right now. I mean we put in a lot of hard work in March, guys been here a long time putting in a lot of hard work and that's starting to pay off. So we had high hopes from the beginning. But the thing is our record was so bad last year nobody else believed we could do what we do. We did. But it's getting better and our hard work is starting to pay off."

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Now that's funny!

DeAngelo Hall anyone?

Peezy....

In a spot with NFLN last week, Porter was hilarious with Rich Eisen, saying, why dont the NFLN give more time with Peezy?

What about Deangelo Hall? Mando, what's the word?

Well Marshall does have a point about Porter being soft. We did give up 14 yards rushing that day. Boy are we soft ( insert sarcasm )

wow...I smell another fine...

LOL deangelo hall... rite......

To the point....
I'm very pleased with how J Peezy handles himself. I was really hoping he wouldnt continue a verbal contest with Brandon Marshall. Theres no reason to stay behind; just keep your eyes on the futre.

hahahaha. I like that guy more every week.

Well, I don't see this as ripping, I think he was just speaking the truth. Ricky Williams serves about a 35 year suspension for marijuana yet that first round bust gets caught with the rock and he plays every game. Second Marshall did get schooled and the Dolphins are done with him and the Broncos, JP was right to not comment. And third, get did get 5.5 sacks alst year and came on pretty well late. That's not bad production from a linebacker in a 4-3.

yeah Mando, get to work on something Dolphins fans really care about. Are the Dolphins a player in the DeAngelo Hall saga. If what I read is correct, they have first right of refusal and by the sounds of it can just try him out for the rest of this year for a salary of $1 million then cut him at year's end without penalty if it doesn't work out.

Well, I don't see this as ripping, I think he was just speaking the truth. Ricky Williams serves about a 35 year suspension for marijuana yet that first round bust gets caught with the rock and he plays every game. Second Marshall did get schooled and the Dolphins are done with him and the Broncos, JP was right to not comment. And third, get did get 5.5 sacks alst year and came on pretty well late. That's not bad production from a linebacker in a 4-3.

yeah Mando, get to work on something Dolphins fans really care about. Are the Dolphins a player in the DeAngelo Hall saga. If what I read is correct, they have first right of refusal and by the sounds of it can just try him out for the rest of this year for a salary of $1 million then cut him at year's end without penalty if it doesn't work out.

Well, I don't see this as ripping, I think he was just speaking the truth. Ricky Williams serves about a 35 year suspension for marijuana yet that first round bust gets caught with the rock and he plays every game. Second Marshall did get schooled and the Dolphins are done with him and the Broncos, JP was right to not comment. And third, get did get 5.5 sacks alst year and came on pretty well late. That's not bad production from a linebacker in a 4-3.

yeah Mando, get to work on something Dolphins fans really care about. Are the Dolphins a player in the DeAngelo Hall saga. If what I read is correct, they have first right of refusal and by the sounds of it can just try him out for the rest of this year for a salary of $1 million then cut him at year's end without penalty if it doesn't work out.

DeAngelo who??
That'd be a cancer in the locker room.
I'm sure he ain't coming to Miami.

JP is funny. He seems to get pretty mad. That chip on his shoulder is about the size of a redwood. Take some happy pills Joey.
Joey is right about rock. Ricky gets suspended over smoking weed but the guy that is caught with a way more dangerous drug gets nothing? Joey pays 20gs for stating the obvious.
Something smells funny. Maybe it is Bellicheat that makes the decisions on who and how much players are fined.
As far as last year, nobody played well because everyone was running around trying to cover each others butt. So they all looked real bad.
Parcells off season weight program worked out real well. Look at the injury report for the Phins last week. No significant injuries. Wow

Deangelo HAll is a not a team guy and he WILL destroy the comradery that this Dolphins team has going on here we don't need any PREMODONNAS on this team, were are doing just fine.
WHAT DO YOU THINK MANDO.

Marshall's comments on Peezy were pretty funny. That he dances in clubs without his shirt on.... and that he gets beat up at playgrounds in Cali.

It shows some of these NFL players gossip like little high school girls.

With that said, Peezy's doin good not getting caught up with the crap coming from the Broncos locker room.

I have been trying to figure out why Matt Jones is still playing myself. Seriously, the guy didn't just get caught with a little bit of Coke...he got caught with a quarter ounce of it. For those of you who aren't up to date with cocaine weights..thats a crap load of coke. It's a FELONY charge. WHAT IS THAT DUDE STILL DOING IN THE NFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For once I like what Joey said. You could'nt have scripted a better response to marsha's comments today.

Gotta agree, No on MeAngelo as we called him here in Atlanta. He was a cancer here, and a distraction. Notice how well the Falcon's D is doing without him.

I have been wondering when Jones was going to be suspended too, hopefully now Goodell will do something. Talk about conduct detrimental to the image of the league. Because he didn't fail a test, I don't think he is subject to the anti-drug policy, but maybe his case will change that fact. Regardless, It should still be conduct detrimental for the Police involvement.

Hall is a cancer. Atlanta is much happier without him. If the Raiders don't want him him, why should we?

Lastly, Jones should be out and I always love Porter and his mouth.

DeAngelo Hall is yet another DOUCHE-BAG from Virginia Tech. (ok, not all VA TECH players are douches, but Hall certainly fits the bill)

NO TO HALL!!

is anyone aware of channing crowder's comments on this clown, i mean the guy that covered camarillo last week?
i loved it!
denver lost at home and ended up making themselves look bad with their comments!

ricky williams should be pretty pissed about jones too

Hey Armando, is it true that Justin Smiley injured is shoulder??
If, He can't play this sunday who would be his replacement??

I think Ricky has had 3-4 posative tests, and thats why he had more of a penalty than Jones.

I'm not saying I agree, because I dont (Pot should be legal anyways). But I do believe thats the reasoning behind it.


As for Porter, we still love him up here in Pittsburgh. He's a funny guy, and great for the lockerroom.

"...he got caught with a quarter ounce of it. For those of you who aren't up to date with cocaine weights..thats a crap load of coke"


Naw, thats just a couple 8-Balls, typical Friday night for some of us...LMAO


Just say no to Hall, so far in the 1st 8 games he has been beaten 40 times for 552 yards on 66 passes thrown his way

I ragged on Porter pretty hard last season when his mouth was more of a problem and less comic relief… Porter is putting his play where his mouth is much better this season, but we’re only half way home. I guess I’m one of those old school guys who prefer to see players do their talking with their play on the field and not on the NFL channel. Miraculously the team is 4 – 4 and has a legitimate chance of making the playoffs so teams will not longer be looking at the Dolphins as a second bye week. It is more important now to remain humble and play up to our potential. Putting your face and your words out there even after a game against a team we may not see for a couple seasons invites other teams and players to make a point of wiping the glib smile right off your face. Trash talking on the field is one thing; it stays on the field and may even fire up your own teammates but when it hits the airwaves it is simply fodder to fire up the next opponent. Like I said I’m old school so you guys may think I’m full of beans…

One thought on the DeAngelo Hall talk… New England has always seemed to be able to bring a couple of players in who were considered malcontents and make them fit. I think it comes from strong player and coaching leadership. I’m not sure if this team is ready to take on players like this but it may be worth a try to see how the team reacts. One player can only disrupt chemistry if there is no chemistry to begin with. Oakland is a perfect example of a team without chemistry. Hall could only make a situation worse when it is already a floundering ship without a rudder. Here, I think players like Pennington and even Porter along with Coach Sparano could get this guy to fly right. If not we know what will happen… He’ll be out the door in a blink. I say bring him in for a minimum contact if he clears waivers and see what happens.

You stole my thunder, Patrick. What is to say that bringing in DeAngelo Hall wouldn't result in a change in Hall rather than a change in the Dolphins chemistry? We have the leaders in Bill Parcells, who would lay down the law before even signing him, and Joey Porter, who would let him know what's what after the signing. I've seen other players who were cancers on their first and second team, but then started to wake up after they realized that they would always be looking for work if they didn't change their attitude. Think Terrell Owens, who suddenly has been a team player in Dallas.

No D. Hall...Look at what the Titans Defense is doing without Pacman!

I'm surprised the Cowboys haven't signed Hall yet! Jerry Jones must be napping or something...

d hall is overrated and is constantly burned in this leauge.
If it is cheap and he is okay with a backup role to start then i guess it's worth the risk but I have never seen much in his game.

foreal they crucify ricky and u have people like pacman still getting an oppurtunity to get back into the league?? WTF i know u have rules but cmon. people thAT use steriods which do enhance play, get off easier than ricky williams.

ricky was used as an example

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