Joey Porter says "the gloves is off"

Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter has borrowed a page from Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco’s 2008 playbook, taking to the media during Super Bowl week his case for a trade out of Miami.

And the effort reached a fever pitch on Tuesday, when Porter was interviewed on WQAM radio by Curtis Stevenson, Anita Marks, and fellow Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder.

“The gloves is off,” Porter said.  (The segment can be heard right here; Tim Graham of ESPN.com has transcribed some of it.)

As to his reduced playing time in 2009, Porter repeatedly said, “For who and for what?”

Porter said he wants to play for the 49ers, Chargers, or Cardinals.

The difference between Porter’s effort and Ochocinco’s “get me out of Cincinnati” tour from two years ago is that the Bengals had no desire to dump their Pro Bowl receiver.  There have been strong indications that the Dolphins don’t plan to keep Porter; if he tries to force his way out, there’s a chance that they could keep him around simply in order to keep him from getting his way.

“If I don’t got it no more,” he said, “make it easy and cut me.”

Meanwhile, Crowder might have gotten himself into hot water of his own by seeming to take Porter’s side.

So it should be very interesting to see what the Dolphins do both with Porter and Crowder.  With an uncapped year coming, both can be traded or cut with no cap consequences.

112 responses to “Joey Porter says "the gloves is off"

  1. Seriously? “The gloves is off”??? “If I don’t got it no more”??????
    More proof that college is just a stepping stone to the NFL for too many of these guys rather than a place of higher learning.

  2. These two are going to find out a little know fact Tuna’s have a nasty bite
    Also you may want to keep the gloves on so your hands stay clean when emptying garbage cans you assclown

  3. Porter…..you were good in 2008…but in 2009 you sucked….the coaches saw it and you got less playing time…..maybe you should look at yourself as the problem and not everyone else….accept responsibility for your actions and grow up.

  4. He don’t gots it no more and that uther worthlist sack of shit Crowder never hads it, so thems can both go F themselvz.
    Wouldn’t you love to know what those two brain surgeons scored on the Wonderlic test?

  5. Cut them both Porter is done and the next play Crowder makes will be his first. Porter over the hill and Crowder overrated

  6. Bye Joey, it was nice to have you… 2 years ago. In Miami it’s time to Wake up and smell the coffee.

  7. Dear Joseph Eugene Porter,
    “She says she are the manager” thinks you need to learn proper English.
    War using your government!

  8. Just what the Chargers need. Another piece of me-first trash. You can take the kid out of Bakersfield, but you can’t take Bakersfield out of the kid. Hey Joey, I have an idea. How about you learn how to speak the damn language!!!!

  9. It looks like Porter is applying for a job on ESPN to replace Emmit. I guess I thought that people missed that style of commentary…

  10. I think every time Porter starts talking they should play The Jefferson’s theme song in the background.

  11. Given all the double negatatives flying around from both Porter and Crowder, they may have wound up pledging their undying devotion to the Fins.

  12. Bravo! to all of the responses so far, these have to be the funniest group of comments to a post that I have read so far. I sometimes get tired of all the negativity but the humor keeps me coming back.

  13. Joey Porter = Loud mouth idiot. Where do I start…this idiot has been shot in the ass, his pit bulls escaped and killed a neighbors horse, got into a pre game fight with Browns as well. Oh yeah, he’s such a bad ass that he and a bunch of his buddies jumped another NFL player in a Vegas casino. I’m sure there are other incidents that I’m forgetting that involve J-dumbass…. Probably several others that have been covered up too. I bet the Cards, Niners and Chargers can’t wait to give this cancer a contract.
    “The gloves is off…” Brilliant, simply brilliant.

  14. KingKunal
    Disagree. Ted Ginn has by far the stupidest interviews. literally cannot string words together… and that goes for chris clemons too. reporters AVOID him because of it…….

  15. Shannon Sharpe ain’t being too good with the English either. Sharpe sounds like a “Marble Mouth”. ” I was speaking to coach so and so and he told me directly that bo biddley bat and bobbedy boo”.

  16. I don’t know who these two are, but judging from their manner of speaking I would guess they are African American.

  17. As a lifelong Fin Fan…………..Get rid of both of them. Porter runs his mouth and doesn’t back it up. He is done. Crowder is out of position more times than I have ever seen and probably cost Miami 2 wins this year because he didn’t plug his gaps and QBs were allowed to score TDs. Crowder is a disgrace to the legacy of great Dolphin middle backers like Buoniconti, Offerdahl, and Thomas. Miami needs to upgrade defensively this offseason and just getting rid of Porter will be an upgrade. Let Cam Wake take Porters spot, draft a stud middle backer and NT in the first few rounds and draft a OLB in the later rounds to develop under Taylor. Stud WR and Safety should round out the wishlist.

  18. Joey “One good year per franchise” Porter has officially run his course in Miami. The only difference now is he doesn’t have any good years left in him, just a dirty rat trap of a mouth. Oh yeah, one more thing: he still hasn’t grasped the English language yet.
    Joeys hopes da goods get goin’ er it don’t got goin at all.

  19. i’d take porter in sd, but i doubt AJ will
    also, not sure it’s a good idea for a team so close to vegas, to get porter
    the closer he gets to the west coast the worse things go for him (assault in vegas, shot in the ass in colorado)

  20. “the gloves is off” would indicate some sort of disrespect or a battle; I have no idea why Porter is lobbying so hard, the Dolphins don’t want him.
    Trade him to Detroit for an 8th round pick. Yes, I know there isn’t an eighth round, but it’s hard to better equate his trade value

  21. Niners will take Porter and Chad Pennington for Shaun Hill and Mark Roman (throw in) we will take Crowder for Hudson (another throw in) too if you want. But mostly we want Chad.

  22. Look at Porter get himself all wound up over this like a dog chasing its tail. Wasn’t it just 2 days ago that the Dolphins were saying they don’t want Porter? Now he’s got himself all worked up and he’s taking off the gloves?
    Get bent, Peezy. And don’t come back.

  23. i love how there’s nothing else to be talked about other than someone’s grammar.
    hahaha go to sleep you weirdo nerd swine

  24. No one ever accused him of being a genius.
    If Chris Johnson could talk he would have endorsement deals galore. He’s a much better, less fumble prone back than Peterson but, he can barely speak. I never understood how someone can go to college (or high school for that matter) and come out not even being able to string together a ‘grown up’ sentence.
    “Sharpe sounds like a “Marble Mouth”. ” I was speaking to coach so and so and he told me directly that bo biddley bat and bobbedy boo”.
    So true. Hard to believe he and Sterling are related.

  25. “The gloves is off,” Porter said. “If I don’t got it no more…”
    College is a joke. Just further proof that sports programs rule the schools. Colorado State University must be very proud of him.

  26. I have a two and a half year old nephew who speaks better. I’m guessing Joey wasn’t an English major in college.

  27. # this class sucks says: February 3, 2010 1:41 AM
    Niners will take Porter and Chad Pennington for Shaun Hill and Mark Roman (throw in) we will take Crowder for Hudson (another throw in) too if you want. But mostly we want Chad.
    _________________________________
    Since you are such a big wig with the 49ers, you think you can get me a job in the front office……….hahaha

  28. GtuddaC
    What does his poor grammar have to do with him being black? Do all black people have poor grammar? I can think of quite a few black people who have better grammar than I do, so that can’t be it. (Our current President for example.)
    Porter is just ignorant or lazy – neither of those are excusable.

  29. @ gtuddac
    One again some idiot says it is racist to expect an educated, professional and rich individual to know how to talk. I wouldnt run my mouth to Neil Rackers either you schmuck. Drop the race crap. He talks like he is retarded.

  30. GtuddaC sez
    once again you racist cowards show your hand……none of you would talk this shit to Porter’s face, so sit down and shut up….that is all.
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    You tell ’em….just another case of the man trying to keep a brother down!
    There it is!

  31. GtuddaC: Racist cowards? He is an emabarrasment to himself, his team (probably former team), and his college. So sit down and shut up yourself! He decided not to learn how to speak the language.
    Hey Joey, Rosetta Stone is on the phone dude!!!!!
    I liked the Porter & Chowder post stating it sounds like a menu item in a New England bar though.

  32. Jeez GtuddaC, why you gots to be such a razist? Cuz Porters black he got to be speeking pidgen engrish? Can’t be because he lazy and shut. GtuddaC, go bleach your robes.

  33. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says:
    February 2, 2010 11:05 PM
    All of a sudden everyone is an English major.
    —————————————
    Best comment on the board.
    Porter wasn’t drafted to speak eloquently. He was drafted to perform as an NFL linebacker. In that capacity, he’s made Pro Bowls, All Pro, and has a Super Bowl ring. How many of you have done as well at your jobs?

  34. “Hello, Mr. Porter? This is the Chairman of the English Department at Colorado State University. Why am I calling? We would appreciate it greatly if you would tell the public that you attended The University of Colorado. Would you be willing to do that for us? Why? The Board of Trustees has threatened to close down our department everytime you give an interview! Yes sir. Thank you. Yes sir, saying ‘Go Buffs’ would be immensely helpful!!!”

  35. Bring Marriman to Miami via trade for Porter, & get what we can for Crowder too!!! no use in keeping someone that don’t want to be here anyway!!! GO FINS 2010!!!

  36. @ Deb
    Yeah I guess you are right. Since he was drafted to be a pro athlete I guess he can act like a complete idiot and show a complete lack of respect for his boss and his company. He can also go out and show that his University is crapola because even though they taught him how to play football they forgot to teach him how to speak properly, like an adult. I guess it’s ok that he doesn’t hold himself to the grammatical standards of the highest African American in our Country, Barack Obama. I guess since he was only drafted to tackle people he doesn’t have to live up to any of those standards. Genius logic.

  37. @ Chapnasty2, DogCollar, Prophet of the Light …
    No matter what innate intelligence Joey possesses, his vocabulary, diction, and other behavior was formed by his upbringing–and it’s almost impossible to erase even with intensive training. Prophet’s right that it doesn’t have anything to do with race. It’s about poverty. The only reason Joey became a “college-educated” millionaire was because he worked his butt off to develop his physical talents–so he’s certainly not lazy. And Colorado State obviously didn’t care to provide the intensive speech therapy needed to correct his English. So if his grammar reflects poorly on the university–too bad. They got what they wanted: an exceptional football player.

  38. Quit making fun of Shannon Sharpe!!!!!!
    If your tongue was as thick as his you’d speak that way too!!!!!!!!!!
    By the way, Porter will end up in DC, because they are looking like they’re gonna switch to a 3-4, which he knows well……………..NOT because they need an English major to tutor Clinton Portis!!!!

  39. @ THE 49ers GM (wanna be)
    Pennington is a FA…so if you want to trade for him, someone has to sign him first. Porter can be had for a 3rd rounder, but I suspect the Raiders will offer a 1st or 2nd because Ol’ Al is off his rocker.
    Since you want to be the Niners GM, I will pretend my name is Jeff Ireland. How about Porter and Ted Ginn for Vernon Davis? Since you had no idea that Pennington was a FA, we will also ask for a 4th round pick in that deal. What do you think?

  40. Deb you can’t defend Porter here. I don’t care what your job is; if you’re a native English speaker, you should speak it properly. You’re basically defending people bastardizing the language. We all have jobs, I don’t see what that has to do with speaking a language.
    I know ESL people who speak much better English than some of these football players.

  41. The gloves is off??? This puke cant even be speaked proper none. Flush this puke as well. Porter needs to go drive a cab with ervin,neon and plaxtico, and J mac the trashy pimp thug. Why does the NFL attracts this type of garbage human being??? Gots go get me a 40

  42. Anyone else realize that all he cares about at this point in his career is playing for a fair weather team? San Fran, San Diego, and Arizona all have one thing in common – good weather.

  43. Florio, if you keep talking about Crowder he’s going to kick your ass and you know it, maybe he’ll bring porter with too.

  44. @Chapnasty2
    Chap, are you kidding???? How long have you been reading PFT? I’d be surprised if 10 percent of the people commenting here could write or speak English at the current president’s level. What a silly comment! Clinton was Georgetown, Yale Law, and a Rhodes Scholar. Did you expect all the white players in the league to have his mastery of the language when he was the highest-ranking white dude in the country? Yeah, genius logic. (She rolls her eyes.)

  45. @texasPHINSfan …
    Sorry, but I’m just stating socio-economic realities. It would be easier for an ESL student to learn proper English than for someone who grew up speaking incorrectly to relearn the language. And as an editor, I can tell you that few of the people commenting in this glass house should be tossing stones when it comes to proper English usage. I don’t understand why it makes people angry at Joey. It should make them angry at the tax-supported school system that failed him.

  46. Bill Cosby was right. It’s Black History Month, and I wonder if Dr. King, Rosa Parks, and hard working black folks would have fought and given their lives if they knew this is how it would turn out.
    50 years later, the education and opportunity they fought for is just wasted. What a complete embarrassment that there is an entire sector of people in this country that can’t talk, can’t work, can’t take care of their children, kill each other, commit crimes and blame the man, etc.
    Anyone here about that Extreme Makeover family that had an $800,000 house built for them with no mortgage that got foreclosed on within 3 years? I wonder what they look like.

  47. @ Deb
    As per the usual, touche’. I wasn’t using his race to explain why he spoke like he was semi-mentally handicapped, someone else did. I was just saying that now there is someone else that should be inspiring that particular socio-economic class you speak of. Lord knows I’m not perfect when I type on here, but I do my best to do so during any moment of public speaking. I guess I just have a higher standard for myself. keep ya eyes rollin

  48. “It should make them angry at the tax-supported school system that failed him.”
    What a crock of lib-er-al BS! Your an enabler and and an excuse maker.
    His parents failed him! It’s not a teachers job to raise their kids! Without parental involvement no child would be able reach his or her potential.
    People like you, make it easy for people like them, to offhandedly dismiss all responcibility.
    It’s no wonder the “it aint my fault” mentality can still prosper in this day and age.

  49. “Deb says:
    February 3, 2010 1:21 PM
    @texasPHINSfan …
    Sorry, but I’m just stating socio-economic realities. It would be easier for an ESL student to learn proper English than for someone who grew up speaking incorrectly to relearn the language. And as an editor, I can tell you that few of the people commenting in this glass house should be tossing stones when it comes to proper English usage. I don’t understand why it makes people angry at Joey. It should make them angry at the tax-supported school system that failed him.”
    You’re too idealistic Deb.
    My problems with Joey stem from being a fan of the team he’s on. Disobeying a coach’s orders, mouthing off when he shouldn’t, and now complaining after getting paid more than he’s worth while screwing up the conjugation of the most basic verb in the language.
    Don’t give me the socio-economic diatribe. He KNOWS how to conjugate “to be”. He choses to talk like that and it’s stupid. I don’t think defending him and his poor use of our language sends the proper message to anyone, anywhere.
    Tell me with a straight face that Porter doesn’t know how to conjugate “to be” and I’ll believe you.

  50. @mikeoxlong …
    I’ll resist the urge to edit the numerous grammatical errors in your comment and try to stay on the point you failed to catch in your race to jump on the “liberal” us-vs.-them polarized-nation express.
    When I said people should be angry at the school system, I meant they should be angry at a system that passes athletes who clearly shouldn’t be passed. That has nothing to do with parenting. It has to do with a system that exploits kids who are athletically gifted. The educational system looks the other way and promotes them to the next level because they want them on the playing field–never mind that they can’t put together a coherent sentence. And it works out fine for the Joey Porters who wind up with multi-million-dollar NFL contracts. But it doesn’t work out so well for kids who get injured or wash out before reaching Joey’s level. They’ve been graduated without an education and have no way to earn a living.
    YOU are paying these schools to educate kids, and YOU should be angry if YOUR money is being pissed into the wind. What that has to do with liberalism, I can’t imagine.

  51. @texasPHINSfan …
    Tell me with a straight face that Porter doesn’t know how to conjugate “to be” and I’ll believe you.
    ———————————————
    Okay … you’ve completely thrown me. I honestly don’t know. He’s always spoken like this as far as I remember. He’s interviewed on the America’s Game for the Steelers 2005 Super Bowl, and as far as I recall, he makes some usage errors in that interview. He definitely muffles some of his consonants when he speaks. And Florio’s always taking jabs at his poor grammar. I’m working off the belief that his speech patterns are genuine. When have you heard him speak correctly for any length of time?
    Emmitt Smith is a smart, savvy businessman who obviously tries to make a good impression. You can’t think his grammatical errors are deliberate. It’s just not that easy to undo a lifetime of ingrained speech patterns.

  52. JOEY PORTER=
    A person with narcissistic personality disorder:
    * Reacts to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation
    * Takes advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals
    * Has feelings of self-importance
    * Exaggerates achievements and talents
    * Is preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love
    * Has unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment
    * Requires constant attention and admiration
    * Disregards the feelings of others, lacks empathy
    * Has obsessive self-interest
    * Pursues mainly selfish goals

  53. @Ron …
    Joey Porter was elected by his teammates to serve as a team captain for both the Steelers and the Dolphins. So they must not think he’s totally self-involved. He was the player set to lead the Steelers onto the field for Super Bowl XL. Instead, he held the rest of the team back and told Jerome Bettis to run onto the field alone when the time came, then the rest of the team would come out behind him en masse. He wanted Jerome to get all the attention for his last game. If you knew anything about narcissism, you’d know that unselfish act doesn’t quite fit the pattern. Joey’s well known for similar acts of kindness for fellow players.
    Just how well do you know him–given that you feel free to diagnose his psychological health?

  54. hey i had a comment here last night that got deleted? is it b/c i said sh!+? i thought ever since they said it on cop drama, it was ok anywhere.
    anyway it was basically saying go to the link provided and listen to the porter/crowder interview then listen to the ricky williams show. two different worlds. then i went on to have a lovefest about ricky williams as a person in this league, and how he is one of the best.

  55. BigBaldPapaHawk says:
    Seriously? “The gloves is off”??? “If I don’t got it no more”??????
    More proof that college is just a stepping stone to the NFL for too many of these guys rather than a place of higher learning.
    __________________________________________
    It’s because of a culture that rewards this stupidity with reverence. I don’t get it either.

  56. Lombardi 6 says:
    He needs to be shot in the ass………..again..
    _____________
    The one right under his nose this time…

  57. Buck Stallion says:
    You tell ’em….just another case of the man trying to keep a brother down!
    There it is!
    _________________
    Don’t you mean ‘There it’s at’?

  58. SteelersFan9598
    I never understood how someone can go to college (or high school for that matter) and come out not even being able to string together a ‘grown up’ sentence.
    Cute, you think these guys actually go to class, let alone Chris Johnson.

  59. “YOU are paying these schools to educate kids, and YOU should be angry if YOUR money is being pissed into the wind. What that has to do with liberalism, I can’t imagine.”
    Let me enlighten you “DEB”. It doesn’t matter how much money you throw at a/the problem.
    Blaming teachers for students with absentee parents and zero work ethic that come from a culture that embraces illiteracy as their “cultural legacy” for being stupid is casting the blame from where it belongs and thats the people that spend a lot more time with them than a teacher.
    They close schools down left and right for poor performance because if they blame anyone but the teaches that would be shining the light of responcibility at the parents (that are not white) and that would be spun into being “racial.” FACT!
    You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make ’em “think”.
    Thats the lib-er-al M.O. for everything, tax responcible hard working people to death and throw it at the hoods and hope they will stop embracing illiteracy…It’s not going to happen!
    Because the same libs are the one’s making excuses for their illiterate behavior !

  60. Ruvell100, you are right. “They” don’t value education. So if “They” don’t make it as Athletes or rappers they are up the creek. Why? Their own culture deems education unimportant. “Either you slinging crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot”.
    They had a show on Spike called DEA, about 99% of those arrested were, well you know.

  61. @Saintnation …
    No, I’m not Joey’s GF … I’m a Steelers’ fan and old habits die hard. Good luck Sunday!
    @”MIKEOXLONG” …
    I didn’t say anything about teachers not doing their jobs, nor does this have anything to do with race. While doing research in another country, I lived several years in a ghetto where all the poor people were WHITE and their grammar was just as bad as Joey’s. The fact that you think all disinterested parents happen to be people “that are not white” is a product of your own racism. There are plenty of disinterested white parents in this country, too. Please stop projecting your issues onto me. My only point was that if a kid can’t pass the tests–such as basic grammar (like understanding the use of apostrophes) that kid shouldn’t be promoted to the next level. I wasn’t laying blame for WHY the kid doesn’t pass the tests, merely stating that the kid should pass the tests before passing the grade.
    Schools pass athletes, ready or not, because they want them to play ball at the next level. The only point I was making is that schools are more interested in these children as athletes than as students. Since you’re paying taxes to ensure they receive an adequate primary and secondary education, that should annoy you because it means you’re not getting your money’s worth. Period.
    Let me try to make this simple:
    Pass tests = pass grade.
    Don’t pass tests = don’t pass grade.
    Don’t pass tests = pass grade = wasted education money.
    I’m stating a simple fact. You’re the one trying to drag politics and race into it.

  62. At least you have a sense of humor 😉
    Why pick on me? I’m not correcting anyone’s grammar. Just defending Joey. It’s a sickness really. Some bizarre thing I can’t explain. People pick on Joey and I defend him because he used to play for my team and I always had a soft spot for him. Maybe there’s some clinic I could try … like Tiger and Steve Phillips … some posh place where they’ll serve pina coladas, give massages, and convince me I don’t have to defend Joey Porter when he says goofy things.

  63. Haha well he does say some really stupid things but that doesn’t take away from him being one badass football player, I’d be more than happy to take him out here if the price is right. Can I ask you something? If T.O. was a steeler say 4 years ago would you excuse his dumba**? haha

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