“I think [Porter] was very motivating for our team throughout the course of the week and into the game. When you hear that kind of stuff, guys take it to heart, coaches to heart,” Brady said on WEEI Monday morning.
Whether that motivation really makes a difference is debatable, but it’s certainly been used by Bill Belichick during his career, like so many other coaches. Brady went on to compliment Porter and look forward to the next Dolphins-Patriots game in a few weeks, but he knew that his team got the last laugh Sunday.
Despite missing a pair of starters on the offensive line, Porter was shut out of the box score.