After talking big in advance of a big game with the Patriots and then failing to show up when said game started, Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter apparently has learned a lesson.
“Even me, I know that after you lose a game and you don’t perform, at some point in time, you have to just take a step back,” Porter said during his weekly NFL Network segment, per Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald.
So is this the end? No more oft-incomprehensible blather from a player whose skills have been in steady decline over the past few years? Could it be?
“I’m going to be me,” Porter said. “That’s the good thing that you have to like about me. Win, lose or draw, I’m going to tell it like it is.”
Except when his team loses and he contributes as much to the cause as someone who doesn’t play for the team. In that case, it’s probably smart to choose silence over telling it like it is.
But, hey, if the Dolphins beat the Bucs on Sunday, maybe Porter will “tell it like it is” regarding Tampa Bay tight end Kellen Winslow. Again.