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Joey Porter: Tom Brady has his own rules

Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter says that as he prepares to face New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday, he has to prepare for a particularly difficult challenge: A quarterback who gets protected by a special set of rules.

Asked by Rich Eisen on NFL Network’s Around the League whether Brady has a special set of rules to take care of him, Porter went off.

“No question,” Porter said. “When a guy can tell a ref when to throw a flag, and he gets it, he’s got his own rules. They made the rule that you don’t go at the legs for Tom, so when he feels that someone is going at his legs, he just points to the ref and he gets a flag. So I can honestly say that he gets his own rules.”

The comments come a day after Porter said he had “a natural hate” for the Patriots. When pressed by Eisen about why he feels that way, Porter said it all goes back to the Patriots’ practice of videotaping defensive coaching signals.

“I still don’t care for New England,” Porter said. “The hate’s been there for a while, especially after all the cheating they did back in the day. . . .  They can sweep it under the rug if they want to, but just like anybody else that’s cheating that gets caught, you put an asterisk by it. But nobody puts an asterisk by those championships they won.”

Porter also claimed that when the Dolphins visited New England last year, players and coaches on the Patriots disrupted the Dolphins’ pregame warm-ups in violation of league rules.

“Kicking balls while we’re stretching, over our heads, out of the end zone that we’re stretching in — certain stuff they did that you can’t do, but they did it when we were in New England and somehow they got away with it,” Porter said.

Eisen pointed out to Porter that he’s been accused of violating some rules himself, having been named the second-dirtiest player in the league in a Sports Illustrated poll of NFL players. Porter said it’s just a matter of guys he’s played against having a personal problem with him.

“That’s just the nature of people not liking me,” he said. “I would hate me too if I was on the other side.”

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94 Responses to “Joey Porter: Tom Brady has his own rules”
  1. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 5, 2009 5:49 PM

    I’m beginning to think Joey Porter is heavily influenced by the comments on this particular site.

  2. JPeezy says: Nov 5, 2009 5:53 PM

    I love Joey Porter!
    And you could just tell that Rich Eisen was about to cry when he heard somebody criticize his beloved Patriots.
    We need more honest people in sports like Joey Porter that is willing to call out the hippocracy of the NFL and the media trying to sweep spygate under the rug and the fact that Tom Brady gets calls that no other QB would get.
    Pats run ended in 2004, it’s time for the media to finally stop sucking their balls.

  3. hayward giablommi says: Nov 5, 2009 5:54 PM

    Isn’t Joey the same guy that’s running his mouth on the 49 yard line in pregame warmups, to anyone on the opposing team who’ll listen?
    The sooner Joey sustains a career ending injury so we never have to hear from him again, the better. There’s not a more unlikable guy in the league.

  4. danmateus75 says: Nov 5, 2009 5:55 PM

    Porter would play for coach Bill in a heartbeat if Bill thought that loud mouth jerk was smart enough to play in his system.
    Joey porter is “touched” in the head.

  5. bearsrule says: Nov 5, 2009 5:55 PM

    Nothing controversial about the Brady comments. They are true.

  6. Frank says: Nov 5, 2009 5:57 PM

    Joey, Here is a preparation H suppository for you to suck on. It will help shrink that big mouth of yours that spews a lot of shit.

  7. Florio-is-a-tool says: Nov 5, 2009 5:59 PM

    Joey’s just made because nature gave him an ugly face – a face that looks like a sphincter that’s about to be used as a processor for cheap Indian food. Joey’s main problem (outside of having a lame name) is that he hates himself.

  8. wizeota says: Nov 5, 2009 6:02 PM

    joey porter should stfu and just play football……oh wait..he sucks now

  9. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Nov 5, 2009 6:02 PM

    Porter’s planting the seed…good on ya JP!

  10. grandavenue says: Nov 5, 2009 6:02 PM

    How many times a week do you see Tom do the “Flag throw” signal, and a yellow hanky hits the ground? EVERY week.
    Just like the SEC, the NFL is not stranger to certain people or teams being given calls that they don’t deserve.
    Sports is gradually moving towards corruption, but in a PUBLIC setting. I remember when you had to dig deep to find the corruption in sports. Now they do it right in front of us.

  11. lusdawg says: Nov 5, 2009 6:05 PM

    If this guy would just shut up, maybe he could make some tackles against the run.

  12. SFTitan says: Nov 5, 2009 6:05 PM

    Gotta agree with Porter. Brady gets his own rules and the Pats are basically all d-bags.

  13. JPeterM says: Nov 5, 2009 6:06 PM

    Be a man and do your talking on the field, not behind the safety of a newsreporter.

  14. AFCrunsthroughMIA says: Nov 5, 2009 6:09 PM

    Joey obviously has a big mouth, but this is so real. NO ONE, not even Peyton gets the kind of BS calls that Brady gets. It’s like the league loves Tom so much that they tell the officials that touching Tom is always a personal foul.
    Sunday the Pats are gonna get a train run on them, and conducting that train will be none other than PEEZY.
    Cheatriots going down.

  15. bluenoser says: Nov 5, 2009 6:11 PM

    Seriously Peasey. You are a professional athlete being paid millions and you can’t concentrate on strething while someone is practicing kicks? Call me a cynic, but maybe you are just a whiny bitch. How can we take anything you say seriously?

  16. Citizen Strange says: Nov 5, 2009 6:11 PM

    MAN CRUSH ALERT
    Is Porter calling Brady a rebel who plays by his own rules?
    Joey Porter: What are you rebelling against Tommy?
    Tom Brady: Whaddaya got?

  17. v4roar says: Nov 5, 2009 6:12 PM

    lol… only the people who really KNOW me hate me… classic

  18. Booner says: Nov 5, 2009 6:17 PM

    Porter has always had a case of diarrhea of the mouth and by his latest comments he has yet to find a cure for it. If he performed on the field as good as he talked off the field he would be an All-Pro every year. There’s a reason he’s hated by his peers – he’s a complete a$$hole!!

  19. Fike Mlorio says: Nov 5, 2009 6:17 PM

    joey porter tells it like it is

  20. Ocelot138 says: Nov 5, 2009 6:18 PM

    Amen, Joey!
    The media seems to want to forget about the tarnished nature of those Championships, but the fans (of every team but the Patriots) haven’t!

  21. Kiss Bills Rings says: Nov 5, 2009 6:21 PM

    Poor Joey….still crying & still an idiot….wow, what a shock there!!!!
    I’m looking forward to watching Brady torch them….Like Brady & BB need any more of an excuse to show no mercy…..This game is gonna get scarey fast….45-17, Pats Roll!!!!!!!
    Can’t wait to listen to Porter cry some more after the game too……

  22. mattitude says: Nov 5, 2009 6:21 PM

    Porter is right. There are rules for Tom Brady, and then there are rules for all other QB’s.

  23. Vox's Mommy says: Nov 5, 2009 6:35 PM

    HAHA….Peezy….I just love this guy. Many people have hate for this guy, and I can honestly see why, but I can’t help but love him. Of course that’s b/c of his days w/ the Steelers. The guy has a mean streak that few others can rival and he brings an unmatched intensity to the table. Say what you will (I know many will point to his stats this year, rightfully so), but this guys a ball player.
    Unfortunately all he’s doing is providing bulletin board material for the Pat’s. I hope it’s an entertaining (and by entertaining I mean “close”) game Sunday.

  24. chapnasty says: Nov 5, 2009 6:36 PM

    I am not a huge Porter fan but absoultely everything he said here is exactly correct. It is good to hear someone saying it but I gurantee you that Brady will have the head Ref all over Porter now. It’s sad that Brady, who is such a talented QB needs Referee assistance to be untouchable. It’s sad really, it is baseball’s version of Mark McGwire…

  25. prophet of the light says: Nov 5, 2009 6:40 PM

    Everytime you turn around, Joey Porter is crying about something new. I hope Matt Light beats his head in this time.

  26. virtualplague says: Nov 5, 2009 6:45 PM

    And he’s 100% correct about that. The NFL is riding Brady’s meat like crazy, it’s hilarious. No one has any respect for him anymore nor should they.
    Joey just says what everyone else is thinking, and he’s always the first to back up his talk on the field.
    Much props to him.

  27. Jay says: Nov 5, 2009 7:01 PM

    First and foremost, the rule is that you can’t hit a QB below the knee. That’s the rule? O.k, got that sorted.
    So what happens when a WR feels he has been roughed about on a passing route? A DE who’s been held? He waves his hands calling for a flag does he not? Are you saying no WR or DE in the league has ever influenced a ref’s decision?
    Players ALWAYS call for flags. You only have to watch a game to see it at least once. Why should Brady be different if he thinks there’s a penalty on any given play.
    People are making a big deal over ONE occasion when Brady actually physically called for a flag because he felt he had been hit below the knees.

  28. martinez33 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:02 PM

    The Patriots are douche bags!! nuff said!!

  29. rusH1023 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:05 PM

    virtualplague …
    No one should respect Tom Brady (the greatest QB of our era, besides Peyton), but people should give Joey Porter props. What a stupid, fat asshole you must be. What a joke.

  30. KevinFaulk-an-a says: Nov 5, 2009 7:07 PM

    The rules ARE different for Joey and Tom.
    Joey, you get nothing after running your mouth for years and years.
    Tom, keep on collecting rings by being the best player at your position in the history of the game.
    It’s not fair, but that’s the way it is.
    Joey, perhaps if you went by the name of “Joe”, people would take you seriously until you opened your fat mouth again.
    Is there a brain in that funky-shaped head?

  31. TylerDurden says: Nov 5, 2009 7:08 PM

    Face it everybody. Joey Porter is right.

  32. brian91388 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:10 PM

    Yeah it’s too bad the Colts never complained to the league after the 2003 & 2004 playoff games vs. NE about the Patriots defensive backs coverage being too close. It’s too bad the league never came up with SPECIAL RULES aimed at STOPING the Patriots’ defensive dominance. Joey Porter needs to get paralyzed.

  33. davis1281 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:10 PM

    AFCrunsthroughMIA says:
    November 5, 2009 6:09 PM
    Joey obviously has a big mouth, but this is so real. NO ONE, not even Peyton gets the kind of BS calls that Brady gets. It’s like the league loves Tom so much that they tell the officials that touching Tom is always a personal foul.
    Sunday the Pats are gonna get a train run on them, and conducting that train will be none other than PEEZY.
    Cheatriots going down
    It’s funny the same thing went down
    the next week in Indianapolis ,manning
    was sacked and he pointed it his leggs and the ref threw a flag.
    What you haters have to understand is there are special rules for stat players in every sport ie. the Jordan rules in the NBA.
    Get over it!
    And dude if you realy think the phins
    are going to win you are a moron!
    Hate on haters, hate on!

  34. tj.52 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:12 PM

    Yes, Joey, there is a seperate set of rules for Tom Brady.
    That is the way it should be, because he is Tom Brady.
    He is the greatest quaterback to ever play the game.
    He is > Joey Porter x 1000.
    Joey Porter is nothing, nobody compared to Tom Brady.
    Joey porter isn’t fit to wash Tom Brady’s Escalade
    If Joey Porter could be 500x greater than he is now, he would only be 1/2 as great as Tom Brady.
    If Joey Porter had a god, it would be Tom Brady.
    So to sum up, Joey Porter you are correct sir. There is a different set of rules for Tom Brady and not for Joey Porter, because Tom Brady is better than Joey Porter now, before and always.

  35. flips_220 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:12 PM

    I hope Porter has sickle cell and it acts up and he dies during a game.

  36. svn says: Nov 5, 2009 7:14 PM

    this brady gesturing for a flag is so blown out of proportion. every game u see receivers asking for a PI when they cant catch a ball or a defender touches them. how many times have we see manning gesturing a hold , even brees last game was asking for a flag for illegal contact and got itvery late.
    just overhyped.

  37. SFrancis1680 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:15 PM

    Porter is RIGHT about BRADY, having his own rules, and telling the ref to throw a flag, when someone gets near him, the league should be EMBARRASSED by it, they won’t even fine him for these comments, because they know their true, BRADY couldn’t have played in the NFL during the 60’s and 70’s

  38. HarrisonHits says: Nov 5, 2009 7:16 PM

    “How many times a week do you see Tom do the “Flag throw” signal, and a yellow hanky hits the ground? EVERY week.”
    Love it that the Pats haters just make stuff up and pretend its true. That happened once this year after a dirty shot at Tom’s knees. It would have been thrown for any QB in the league, and just because Brady pointed it out suddenly the flag was thrown only because Brady asked for it.
    The league protects all QBs from that type of dirty play.
    Futhermore in every game players from both teams hound the refs for flags. Sometimes they get them, sometimes not. But you Patriot hating a-holes ignore that it happens for other players of other teams.
    Pats are going to put up 50+ on Porter and his team of little girls.

  39. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Nov 5, 2009 7:21 PM

    Joey will always be one of my favorite players. I admire his honesty, and I wish he still wore black and gold.

  40. DaBruinz says: Nov 5, 2009 7:27 PM

    Joey Porter is WRONG and you people who think he is “100% correct” are too deluded for your own good.
    EVERY SINGLE QB pleads for flags on passes that are knocked away or defensed well. And plenty of QBs who ask for flags for being hit also. NOT JUST BRADY. As for the hit by Suggs you all are referring to, if you’d actually WATCHED the game, you’d know that the Ref was already throwing the flag when Brady turned around and pumped his fist. That’s right. The flag was already being thrown. Brady didn’t have to “beg for the flag.”
    The NFL isn’t riding Brady at all. Or do you people not know the difference between Brady and Manning? The MANNINGS are the faces of the NFL. They are the ones all over 90% of the marketing . Not Brady..
    BTW, Ocelot, only ignorant fans think that the Patriots Championships are “tainted.” Fans who are intelligent listen to the coaches who came out and said it was much ado about nothing. The only rule the Patriots broke was WHERE they were filming from. Every team films the opposing teams coaches. There are just specific areas to do it from.

  41. 12+81=7 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:30 PM

    SFTitan says:
    November 5, 2009 6:05 PM
    “Gotta agree with Porter. Brady gets his own rules and the Pats are basically all d-bags.”
    Ignore him, he is just upset that his team lost 59-0. As much as you want to think it, your defense did not let up 5 touchdowns passes in one quarter because of Brady’s “own rules.”

  42. sdffa11 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:33 PM

    when i think of the words “shut up and play”, i think of joey porter because thats what he needs to do. every year, this dumba$$ has something to say, always complaining and whining about something. wahh, the patriots cheated, wahh, tom brady has his own rules.
    dude man the f up, shut the f up and play the game with no excuses. im not a brady fan but everything this guy spews out of his mouth is a complaint. this guy just reinforces the stereotype that black athletes and black people in general whine and cry too much.

  43. Rick Dees Nuts says: Nov 5, 2009 7:34 PM

    We need more honest people in sports like Joey Porter that is willing to call out the hippocracy of the NFL and the media […]
    The NFL and the media are controlled by HIPPOS!?!

  44. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 5, 2009 7:35 PM

    “virtualplague says:
    November 5, 2009 6:45 PM
    And he’s 100% correct about that. The NFL is riding Brady’s meat like crazy, it’s hilarious. No one has any respect for him anymore nor should they.”
    Meanwhile, people universally respect the opinion of someone who says “riding Brady’s meat”.
    You do realize how much credibility you lose with that kind of crap, right?

  45. KILLER FIN says: Nov 5, 2009 7:38 PM

    it is true!!! the patsies are the darlings of the NFL!!! Rich Eisen is the worst of them all, then ESPN is right next in line!!! Hopefully Porter will improve his pass rush & knock Brady on his @ss!!! GO FINS!!!

  46. SFrancis1680 says: Nov 5, 2009 7:42 PM

    that play against the ravens where the guy gets near him, and brady turns and motions to the ref to throw a flag, AND THE REF DOES IT… if they’re going to call a penalty against you, you might as well get your moneys worth and drill Brady… NO WAY Brady could have played in the 70’s against the raiders or the steelers… Brady is the guy Lambert talked about, when he said you should put dresses on QB’s

  47. longtimeNFLfan says: Nov 5, 2009 7:44 PM

    I’m sick and tired of players and fans crying about getting beat by better teams and placing blame everywhere except their own play. Play better football if your tired of losing to the Patriots. Either that or shut the hell up !!!

  48. Brohamma says: Nov 5, 2009 7:45 PM

    Someone call the Waaaaa-mbulance for Joey.
    Guess what meathead.. ALL the quarterbacks in the league are being overprotected right now because of lunatics like you! So I guess if Henne gets hit BELOW the knees or takes hands to the face you will just ask him to avoid taking the yardage and forget about the rules that are in place?
    The fact is that you don’t like being slapped around like a redheaded stepchild by a quarterback who you wish were leading your offense. Give the guy some credit for what he’s achieved and don’t you EVER complain about a call for the rest of your career ok?!
    Respect for your skills but you really aren’t a mental giant.. stick with what you know huh?

  49. Beer Cheese Soup says: Nov 5, 2009 7:47 PM

    I’ve always hated Porter, but in this case he’s right. Getting the flags Brady does is ridiculous, and it’s already given him a couple of wins he wouldn’t have had this year.
    However, any member of the ’05 non-Champion Stealers REALLY shouldn’t talk about refs making biased calls or record books needing an asterisk. That team wrote the book on that one.

  50. footballisfun says: Nov 5, 2009 8:03 PM

    The Brady Rules. That is the correct term, isn’t it?

  51. Kate773 says: Nov 5, 2009 8:06 PM

    Jesus. Every single post about the Pats brings the whiners out. Like any Pats fan gives a crap that you all hate them. Give me your addresses, I’ll send you some Midol.

  52. BornSlippy says: Nov 5, 2009 8:09 PM

    Afc runs through mia,
    pretty sad when your best memory in 15 years is winning a tie breaker for the division when brady was hurt.
    Joey Porter has been shot, and lynched another man in a casino. Hes a thug who is bitter, and says the same thing every year. He was all ovet espn before the pats put 48 on them last year with cassel.

  53. Flying elvis says: Nov 5, 2009 8:09 PM

    What the line on the game now?

  54. just_a_cigar says: Nov 5, 2009 8:10 PM

    I don’t like Joey Porter, but anyone who trys to say that everything he stated isn’t 100% true is either a brainwashed moron or a Patriot fan. Or both.

  55. Massappeal says: Nov 5, 2009 8:13 PM

    Doesn’t Joey Porter seem to parallel Benjamin Button.
    First he was called Joseph, then Joe. Now it’s Joey. What’s next…..JoJo.

  56. Pastabelly says: Nov 5, 2009 8:15 PM

    Coming off a bye week with extra time to prepare for the Jets means a blowout in Foxboro. But nothing will shut up that Douche.

  57. GUNS527 says: Nov 5, 2009 8:17 PM

    Ever since that insane “tuck”, Tommy has been adored by the NFL brass & officials. How many times has the tuck been used? If that would have been ruled a fumble (which it was), where would Tommy & the Pats be today? Mark my word, that 1 play set their table ever since. I will always have a grudge with that call, but that’s past. Joey is so right though. Anyone who disputes the ‘favors to the Pats’ is blind! The officials actually use a rule and interpret it to the situation. The NFL is corrupt and it’s filtering down to the NCAA (Florida: Tebow). Trouble is there are too many ‘bandwagoners’ who will deny that. Anyway, MIAMI go out and clobber the NFL’s ‘chosen team’!

  58. Mr.D says: Nov 5, 2009 8:24 PM

    Porter is right. Brady’s a BITCH

  59. BornSlippy says: Nov 5, 2009 8:25 PM

    I love how haters pretend tom brady is the first person to ever call for a flag, and pretend that they have never seen manning do the same thing. I love how people look over the fact that the pats have n been called for roughing the passer calls multiple times this year. But the pats are successful which means the jealous folk come out. You guys are like the fat girls in high schoolwho see a pretty girl and call her a slut, cause shes pretty.

  60. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 5, 2009 8:39 PM

    “SFrancis1680 says:
    November 5, 2009 7:42 PM
    that play against the ravens where the guy gets near him, and brady turns and motions to the ref to throw a flag, AND THE REF DOES IT…”
    Jesus. I love how everyone sees what they hope they are seeing.
    If you actually WATCH the video, Brady has his back to the ref and as he turned, the ref was already pointing at the defensive player (as if to say “I saw that”) and nodding and when Brady waived his arms the ref was in the process of reaching for his flag.
    Give me an effing break.

  61. BWIII says: Nov 5, 2009 8:40 PM

    Joey Porter is right on the money!
    Tom has his own rules, just like Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, and all the other great QB’s of the game.
    Joey is an idiot, plain and simple the dumbest guy out there. Look around at the good teams this year, they all have GOOD QB”S. This crop of qb’s is is the best the league has seen in many years.
    The problem with Porter is maybe just once he could show up and play as good as he runs his mouth.

  62. fishfan39 says: Nov 5, 2009 9:02 PM

    JP is right on the money. The “tuck” rule. What kind of bullshit is that? I’d watched football for over 25 years and never heard of it until Brady fumbled in the infamous playoff game against the Raiders. Kraft must have handed the head zebra an extra fat envelope that week. What I’d like to see is the next time that any player (hopefully Brady or Manning) calls for a flag he gets one. Fifteen yards to the bad for unsportsmanlike conduct. That would be a cure for all the hanky begging that we currently see on every Sunday. The flag begging has become a joke. I just wonder whose worse Brady or Manning.

  63. CornFlorio says: Nov 5, 2009 9:04 PM

    Kate773 says:
    November 5, 2009 8:06 PM
    Jesus. Every single post about the Pats brings the whiners out. Like any Pats fan gives a crap that you all hate them. Give me your addresses, I’ll send you some Midol.
    _________
    Why, yes, every single post DOES bring out the whiners (the Pats fans, that is). Obviously every Pats fan DOES give a crap that people hate them, judging from all the crying, pissing and moaning done here by lame ass Pats fans (such as yourself). Sounds to me that you are the one here who needs as much Midol as you can get (so keep it all to yourself or share with with your fellow Patsie pussies, especially the ones with manginas).

  64. AFCrunsthroughMIA says: Nov 5, 2009 9:06 PM

    just-a-cigar- Aren’t they really just the same thing?
    Born Slippy- The second paragraph makes absolutely no sense.
    I’ll just let my boys do the talking this weekend

  65. prophet of the light says: Nov 5, 2009 9:22 PM

    footballisfun:
    Yes, the (tom) brady rules. I agree.

  66. stanjam says: Nov 5, 2009 9:22 PM

    There are different rules applied to the patriots, by the fans that hate them, many of whom post idiotic stuff on this site. Brady gets a flag every time he points? How many times has that happened exactly? Once this year? After a guy tried to take out his knees? Receivers do this ALL THE TIME, why not whine about them? Oh yeah, different rules applied to the Patriots by fans.
    Have you asked Brady about the rule? Have you read what he said about it? Of course not, because that would contradict what you think. Meanwhile you have Porter, who runs his mouth off, living in the past, and making excuses for his continual inability to do ANYTHING against the Patriots. Can’t be him, because he is great right? He is a dirty chump on and off the field. Sounds more like he is trying to get the refs to lay off this game so he can try and hurt Brady. Unfortunately, if history is any indication, he will never even get close. The Patriots kicking balls over your head while stretching? Poor baby, hope that ball didn’t scare you, pansy.
    The league tried to sweep Spygate under the rug? Here I agree. They went after the Patriots in a major way, and completely ignored the fact that there was plenty of evidence that many other teams were doing it as well. All indication was that the Patriots had evidence of this, which is why the tapes were destroyed, because if the Colts and Jets, among others, were found out, it would have hurt the NFL horribly. Former coaches have admitted that they used to do this, and they knew that many other teams did it as well. The Jets were accused, and it was said by a good source that there was evidence (now destroyed). One coach said he was taught the technique by a coach then on the Colts staff. But no, everyone claim it was just the Pats, and no other team has ever cheated (by the way, that fact is debatable), or does anything against the rules. Just the Pats, right?
    Add to that that expert after expert has come forward to say that it was pretty much a non-factor anyways. That taping does next to nothing as far as giving you an advantage. Add also that Kraft was one of the coaches that wanted defensive radios. Look at the stats folks, there is no statistical evidence that would indicate the Patriots had any knowledge that helped them from taping. It was a minor thing at best, and just BB being thorough in preparation. And yet all of the haters, who show their ignorance of football every time they open their mouths, will act like Glenn Beck, and only accept any statements that help their cause, ignore facts that prove otherwise, and make up the rest.
    So the Pats are douches eh? Based on what? Besides the fact that they have whipped your team for a decade now? Do they mouth off? Nope. Do they brag, insult other teams or players? Nope. They give nothing but respect to the other guy. Yeah, they are bad people all right. Great to their fans, and respectful to their opponents, and act like professionals on and off the field. I guess you all would rather have people like Porter and Rex Ryan. People who can’t keep their foul mouths shut, and are great in their own minds but can’t produce when it counts.
    So keep the idiocy going everyone! All it tells me is that the Patriots are still great, and you still fear them. It is glorious. Getting ready for the Patriots to kick butt on Sunday, and position themselves for another post season. Knowing all along that you spout hate, but you would change your tune in a heartbeat if it was announced that Bill was your new head coach, or Brady your new QB. heck, who wouldn’t want the undisputed best coach in the NFL, or the best QB in the NFL on their team. Well, WE have them, so keep hating! We will keep winning to fuel your hatred, and wonder what excuses you will make for our dominance next week!

  67. zibit says: Nov 5, 2009 9:41 PM

    EVERY SINGLE QB pleads for flags on passes that are knocked away or defensed well. And plenty of QBs who ask for flags for being hit also. NOT JUST BRADY. As for the hit by Suggs you all are referring to, if you’d actually WATCHED the game, you’d know that the Ref was already throwing the flag when Brady turned around and pumped his fist. That’s right. The flag was already being thrown. Brady didn’t have to “beg for the flag.”
    …. actually if you watched the game. Tom calls for the flag, the ref make a confirmatory nod toward him and then tosses it. Its only a matter of time before someone takes Brady out again, hopefully this time its career ending so we can go back to regular football.

  68. VoxVagina says: Nov 5, 2009 9:48 PM

    With Brady, the NFL makes up rules as they go along. Maybe the NFL just really wants a rags to riches story like Brady, who went from being a 6th round pick to a future HoF QB. But it’s still unacceptable. The NFL makes more rules to protect the offense as a whole. How many ridiculous personal foul and late hit calls have we seen extend drives for the offense? Nothing wrong with what Porter said. It’s 100% correct.

  69. RogerSucks says: Nov 5, 2009 9:50 PM

    As a Patriots fan, I hold these truths to be self evident:
    -The Patriots DID Cheat under the circumstances they were discovered under. Do I think they are the only ones who have tried to gain an advantage outside the rules? No, but they got caught so they are going to continue to be discredited for it, which is fine because everyone is intitled to their opinion.
    -The Tom Brady rules are a joke but as fans we must live with it.
    -All players lobby for flags, it happens all the time.
    -With or without the rules, Brady is still great and so is Porter.
    -Joey Porter is an a$$ sometimes but when it comes down to it he is good for the NFL Brand. This kind of talk creates interest. Don’t fault him for playing/acting like that, he brings an edgy-ness to the game.

  70. Paul6673 says: Nov 5, 2009 9:53 PM

    Tom Brady makes his own rules, “The Tuck Rule”
    Done.

  71. beretta96 says: Nov 5, 2009 9:56 PM

    Isn’t this the same Joey Porter who needed 6 buddies to pound a lineman? It seems to me that this tool likes to run his mouth when he’s not alone. I bet he wouldn’t have been chirping to Levi Jones were he alone!
    I really hope the Pats put up 40+ on the guppies!
    By the way, every receiver, DE and quarterback looks for flags, it’s become part of the game. Brady’s not that special. If Suggs wasn’t going for the knees like they claim he would have been flagged for being below the waist anyways. His shoulders were at knee height or a little above. Still an illegal hit.

  72. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 5, 2009 10:43 PM

    I’m pretty sure the Brady rules are unwritten. Here’s what I have devised of them so far:
    -If Brady calls for a flag, he’s whining even if a player dives right at his knees. If DEs, WRs, etc do it, it’s justified.
    -If Brady throws a TD pass in the 3rd quarter with the team up by 24 or more points, they are running up the score, but it’s ok for every other QB to do it when up by 4 TDs in the 4th quarter.
    -Even though the rule still stands today and has been applied multiple times since, it was cheating when Brady benefitted from the Tuck Rule.
    -If any defensive player intentionally tries to hurt Brady, it’s because he deserves it, and that player should be heralded.
    God you guys are retards.

  73. Treadstone says: Nov 5, 2009 11:37 PM

    For the love of God shut up! They were caught cheating and were punished; let it rest. Whoever said that Brady wouldn’t survive in a different era, duh, neither would Manning or any of the rest of the current qb’s-Big Ben maybe excluded since his line sucks so badly. I’m a Pats fan and I agree that Brady-as well as the other top qb’s-do have some special treatment; that’s just the NFL today. If you don’t like it, stop watching. For you people that say they’d never heard of the tuck rule before that game, doesn’t mean that it didn’t exist. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it was a fumble as far as the game of football is concerned, BUT BY THE RULES, it wasn’t. I don’t agree w/half of the calls or lack thereof that the refs make, but I still respect the sport and the league enough to quit pissing and moaning about them and just enjoy the games.

  74. Trolltoll says: Nov 5, 2009 11:45 PM

    A player speaking the truth even if it might lead to trouble. I salute you Porter, for having the guts to speak up. It is obvious that the referees want Belicheat and the Pats to go all the way.
    The smart fans don’t forget the spy scandals…

  75. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 6, 2009 12:11 AM

    “Treadstone says:
    November 5, 2009 11:37 PM
    For you people that say they’d never heard of the tuck rule before that game, doesn’t mean that it didn’t exist. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it was a fumble as far as the game of football is concerned, BUT BY THE RULES, it wasn’t.”
    It was also applied THREE TIMES during that same regular season. One time it was even applied in a game AGAINST the Patriots. Just like a couple bad roughing the passer flags have been thrown against the Patriots this year.
    But no one cares about those FACTS. They’d rather just be as loud and ignorant as Joey Porter. That’s a real role model there, guys.

  76. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 6, 2009 12:19 AM

    “Trolltoll says:
    November 5, 2009 11:45 PM
    It is obvious that the referees want Belicheat and the Pats to go all the way.”
    This is soooo phenomenally stupid. It is regularly asserted that everyone, aside from Patriot fans, can’t stand the Patriots.
    That being the case, I must emphatically ask:
    WHAT DOES THE NFL HAVE TO GAIN BY CHEATING TO HELP A TEAM EVERYONE HATES?!?!
    Better for the NFL….another Patriots championship or an underdog upset of an undefeated team?
    Better for the NFL…..another Patriots champioship or Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy finally exorcising their playoff demons, against their most frequent tormentors?
    Will you all stop being so effing stupid? The Patriots are always contenders because they are an incredibly well run franchise. Sometimes they win, and sometimes they lose, but they are always contending because of great management and scouting and nothing more. Why do you think they went 11-5 last year without Tom “Everyone Cheats To Make Him Look Good” Brady?
    The NFL has nothing to gain whatsoever by helping a singular franchise succeed and by asserting that they do, you sound like schizos who should be shouting on a street corner about the government replacing your fillings with GPS tracking devices.

  77. Ocelot138 says: Nov 6, 2009 2:15 AM

    Right stanjam. I mean, why does everyone make such a big deal out of the Holocaust? I mean, totalitarian states everywhere murder millions of dissidents and people they deem undesirable, I don’t see what the big deal about HITLER was, y’know?
    I mean, Pol Pot, Stalin, The Turks, even the Romans did it – so it was NOT WRONG.
    You’re making the same argument, essentially. Think back to third grade. Just because everyone else may have been cheating (which was never proven/no other team punished) doesn’t make it right.

  78. heat0852 says: Nov 6, 2009 3:32 AM

    In order for this to be true you would have to believe that the NFL got all of the refs together and told them to call penalties to protect Tom Brady. Then the officials agreed, and began protecting Brady so that he wouldn’t get hurt. The refs get paid the same whether Brady gets hurt or Trent Edwards gets hurt. Which is probably why Edwards had just as many roughing calls as Brady last I checked.
    The number of refs that want the Pats to win is probably equal to the number of football fans who want them to win. Not very many.

  79. Katmanduu says: Nov 6, 2009 6:14 AM

    Come on JPeezy…..do what we all hope you’ll do…..take out Brady’s other knee!

  80. shinsnake says: Nov 6, 2009 8:05 AM

    I thought the “no blows on a QB’s knee” rule came after Cowher put a bounty on Carson Palmer’s knee that Kimo von Oelhoffen gladly collected? I agree that Brady gets special treatment, but so do the Steelers and I have to put up with that crap twice a year. Get over it and do something about it.
    And then other times, referees just suck. For instance, when he was still a Bengal, Justin Smith got flagged a few years back when he played against Tampa Bay for sacking Bruce Gradkowski. Didn’t go to the head, didn’t go to the knee, but the ref felt he drove him to the ground. End up costing the Bengals the game, not that it mattered that year. So sometimes, refs just suck, but in Brady’s case, it happens too many weeks in a row on too many plays for all the refs to suck that much.

  81. FireJerryJones says: Nov 6, 2009 8:29 AM

    League makes money off a guy like Brady.
    They look like thugs with a guy like Porter.
    No tackling dummies in Vegas to feature?
    Every time he opens his mout I’m sure somewhere, womeone is running that footage.
    Four on one. Stay classy Joey.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Mb-zF2ukY

  82. Tom Landry says: Nov 6, 2009 8:47 AM

    Tom does have his own set of rules. That is all.

  83. Richm2256 says: Nov 6, 2009 8:52 AM

    Ocelot138, are you seriously comparing alleged cheating in the NFL to the Holocaust, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Stalin?
    Buddy, it’s f’ing football. That’s all it is.
    You really need to calm down and relax, maybe stop watching the games for a while. How does a 15 yard penalty here or a fine there compare to millions of people who lost their lives due to dictatotorial madmen?
    Get a little perspective, please, brother.

  84. Laxer37 says: Nov 6, 2009 9:34 AM

    Joey Porter.
    31 teams hate him. One team loves him. The ultimate sign of respect.

  85. Richm2256 says: Nov 6, 2009 9:42 AM

    JPeezy “Pats run ended in 2004″
    This is a shining example of why Florio really needs to qualify the people who post here. I could cite chapter and verse on how solid a team the Patriots have been since 2004, but it would be wasted on this clown who shouldn’t be allowed out of the sandbox to play with mommy’s computer.
    You’re cute, JPeezy, and when you develop a brain someday, you’re going to be taken seriously by the real football fans who visit this site.
    Now run along to your soccer match, little buddy.

  86. roboninja says: Nov 6, 2009 9:45 AM

    Sure, Porter is running his mouth, as usual. What is not usual is that he is actually making sense this time.
    What I find hilarious is the desparate need for Boston fans to be seen as “the scrappy underdogs”. Saying things like The Yankees bought the World Series, or the Mannings are the darlings of the NFL. Hilarious hypocrisy of deluded fans.
    Sure, every QB pleads for flags when they are hit. However, no one actually gets the calls as much as Brady, and it has only gotten worse since his injury. To the people that defend it, saying he is a star player? Not true sports fans, I guess. True sports fans want to see compelling, even competition between atheletes.

  87. Pablo0620 says: Nov 6, 2009 10:49 AM

    NFL just announced New Rule Change:
    If you touch Tom Brady, 5 yard penalty.
    If you hit Tom Brady, 15 yards, automatic first down.
    If you actually sack Tom Brady, 4 game suspension.

  88. texasPHINSfan says: Nov 6, 2009 11:55 AM

    :facepalm:
    oh boy.
    Well i for one am not looking forward to facing Tom Brady this weekend. He’ll eat our rookie secondary up. Brady gets the occassional preferential calls, but i think any franchise QB at that level would get that – i’m not crying foul.
    i think joey has a point, but he needs to just shut the hell up and play.
    he’ll continue to talk, though, because reporters will continue to bait him and mic him for soundbites. :rolleyes:

  89. XXINYG says: Nov 6, 2009 1:00 PM

    “I could cite chapter and verse on how solid a team the Patriots have been since 2004, but it would be wasted on this clown who shouldn’t be allowed out of the sandbox to play with mommy’s computer.”
    The Cheaters won/stole 3 titles from 2001 to 2004. That is called a ‘run’. SINCE 2004, the Pats have won exactly nothing – signifying the end of their run. Simple.

  90. footballnut says: Nov 6, 2009 3:40 PM

    How many of you ladies (sorry to those that actually are and pay attention, including you female Steelers fans) actually watch the games? Brady did this just once. One time, that’s it.
    The Colts as a team, via Polian, had rules changed so Peyton and his receivers would get more room…did you knuckleheads forget this?
    I’ll forgive most of you though, as more than likely you weren’t even watching the NFL then.
    Look up at how many roughing the passer calls the Pats have received this year compared to the league…completely nullifies most of your angst against Brady you silly little girls.
    At least Porter has a reason for his vitrial…he’s an over concussed moron.
    But I do agree with Porter in this regard, offenses as a whole are protected to produce points. Read second paragraph of this post and you will see who is really behind this.

  91. Ocelot138 says: Nov 6, 2009 3:54 PM

    # Richm2256 says: November 6, 2009 8:52 AM
    Ocelot138, are you seriously comparing alleged cheating in the NFL to the Holocaust, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Stalin?
    Buddy, it’s f’ing football. That’s all it is.
    You really need to calm down and relax, maybe stop watching the games for a while. How does a 15 yard penalty here or a fine there compare to millions of people who lost their lives due to dictatotorial madmen?
    Get a little perspective, please, brother.
    ———————
    Come on, now. If you can’t make the logical distinction between a moral judgment and a metaphor to point out someone’s flawed logic, that’s your limitation.
    Obviously football is a sport. Genocide is genocide. I’m using the ultimate hyperbole, but the statement stands. He’s saying “cheating isn’t bad because other teams have done it” — morality aside, that’s no different than the facetious argument I made above.

  92. DaBruinz says: Nov 6, 2009 10:52 PM

    Guns527 – The tuck rule is called 3 to 4 times a year at a minimum. And NO, it wasn’t a fumble. As others have pointed out, that rule was called against the Pats during the 1st Pats/Jets game when Vinny T was thought to have fumbled. It was also called during the Rams / Jets game that year. And it has been called at least 4 times that I know of THIS year. You just can’t get over the fact you didn’t know the rules. You can say the NFL is corrupt, but that is your conspiracy theory.
    SFrancis – I have news for you, the Ref is already throwing the flag before Brady turns around. In fact, if you’d actually watched the play, you’d know that Brady was PUMPING HIS FIST cause he already knew the flag was coming….
    RoboNinja – I suggest you watch some Colts games. MANNING gets the calls his way significantly more than Brady does. To say that Brady gets more calls since he’s been injured is a joke and says you’ve not watch any Patriots games this year.
    XXINYG – The Patriots did not cheat. In fact, the only RULE that was broken is that the Patriots had a camera set up on the field. That’s it. Video Taping Coaches isn’t illegal. Every team video tapes during the games. And they video tape the sidelines as well. They just do it from the prescribed areas in the stadium. You’d know this if you had bothered to study the rule in question and not just listen to the mediots. The other thing that got swept under the rug is that the JETS had 2 cameras set up on the sidelines during the same game in which they turned the Patriots in. Yet you never heard about that. Why? Cause Goodell, a former Jets employee, didn’t want to punish his old team.. Heck, just look at the slap on the wrist he got for the crud he pulled with the injury reports.
    Reality is that people HATE winners… Especially when they are on the wrong end. And that’s why the FANS hate the Patriots.. Cause their teams have fallen victim to the Pats at one time or another. And most fans can’t get over the idea that the Pats actually got good.

  93. DaBruinz says: Nov 6, 2009 10:55 PM

    Fishfan39 – You must not have watched much football in those 25 years because that rule has been on the books since the mid 80’s. And its been called at least 3 to 4 times a year. As I mentioned, it’s been called 4 times this year that I know of.

  94. DaBruinz says: Nov 6, 2009 11:00 PM

    Zibit – I hate to burst your bubble, but you don’t know what you are talking about. Brady was already pumping his arm when he turned to face the Ref. The flag was already being thrown. Yes, the ref nodded at Brady, but as I said, the flag was already being thrown. The ref was saying, yeah, I got him..
    Brady wasn’t calling for the flag. Had you actually WATCHED the game, you’d know that.

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