I learn something every day on this job and one thing I'm learning about today is human nature and how unpredictable it is.
My lesson today comes from Joey Porter, who was in full napalm mode after the 2009 season, torching every bridge he had to the Dolphins, talking of how unhappy he was with the team and how he'd like to flee Miami and play closer to his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.
The Dolphins ultimately cut Porter -- twice to be precise.
And now Porter is an Arizona Cardinal and he's quite fine with the past three years he spent in Miami.
"What the Dolphins did, it was a business decision," Porter today told KTAR in Phoenix. "I'm not mad at them for anything they did. I had three good years out there. The first year was bad because we lost so many games, but the last two years were good.
"...I have no ill feelings toward Miami. I feel like I went out there and did what I was supposed to do. I didn't disappoint anyone there as far as playing football. But the chip on my shoulder now is hearing analysts saying, 'Does he still have it?' So that always motivated me and keeps me going."
Question: If Porter didn't disappoint anyone running the Dolphins, why did they get rid of him?
Answer: Oh, because Porter did disappoint the Dolphins and they cut ties with him.
So much for revisionist history.