Miami's Joey Porter leads the league in sacks with 11.5, and he's also one of the most outspoken players in the league. During our conference call with the Miami linebacker Porter was again brutally honest when answering questions tossed his way.
On his war of words with Denver receiver Brandon Marshall:
"For him to still be on that, I really did get in his head, obviously. He's wasting time worrying about me and he's supposed to have a game tomorrow, and he's steady worrying about me, and I left Denver three days ago."
On dealing with the league fines for big hits and speaking out, with Jacksonville receiver Matt Jones playing every game this season, even though he faces a felony drug charge in his former college town after police say he was inside a car cutting up cocaine with a credit card.
"If I knew the answer I would still have the $20,000 they took from me. I definitely don't have that 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. And he doesn't have no penalty or nothing.
"I'm trying to figure that out. He got caught with some cocaine in his pocket. Everybody knows it. And Matt Jones is still out there playing football. Nothing ever happened to him. So I'm trying to figure out how you get away with that, and you're fining people $20,000 for making comments about the media, or refs or saying how they feel. But here is a guy that caught with cocaine, and everybody knows about it but nothing happens. He's played in every game. You explain that to me and then we'll be talking about something."
On whether he tries to bait players into talking during the game to distract them.
"That the thing. You guys think I go out there and try to set up tricks and bait people into doing stuff, I'm just talking. I mean, if you talk to me I'm going to talk back. I mean some games I go in looking for guys, but of late I'm focused on doing other things. But if you say something to me, I'm going to respond. But I haven't been just directly going after anybody.
ON his team's 4-4 start:
"We had high hopes from the beginning, but the thing is our record was so bad last year that nobody else believed that we could do what we do. We did."