As the Dolphins prepared this week to take on the New England Patriots in an AFC East showdown on Sunday, outspoken Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter told NFL Network that he thinks officials use a different rule book for Pats QB Tom Brady.
On Friday, Brady responded to Porter’s comments, telling The Boston Globe that he doesn’t think he’s ever persuaded an official to throw a flag.
- “You may get more calls. I don’t know. I think the ref calls what he sees. I don’t think I’ve ever influenced a call. The refs we have are very good. If they make a call on that, great. If they don’t, that’s fine.”
Porter also revealed on NFL Network that he dislikes the entire Patriots organization. According to the Patriots’ official site, Patriots players just brushed off the latest round of trash talk:
- “I love that 55 guy. I do,” said another 55 guy, Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, with a knowing laugh. “He’s a great athlete, a great player, and a good friend. I love what he does out there. You know, everybody has their own identity, and that’s Joey Porter. Joey is who he is, and that’s why I respect that guy so much.”