Joey Porter is known as much for his linebacker skillz as for his gum-flapping abilities. And Sunday, after the Dolphins notched their fourth win of the season over a punchless Broncos team, Mr. Peezy used his post-game presser as an opportunity to point out that Denver wideout Brandon Marshall is, among other things, soft, mopey and a crybaby.
Well today, Marshall was able to collect himself long enough to offer this measured response:
"But [Porter's] definitely one of those guys who all those muscles are popcorn muscles. He's soft. We hear stories floating around the league all the time about him, as far as him being in nightclubs, dancing with his shirt off like a girl, or in the playground getting beat up back in California," Marshall added. "He's one of those guys that no matter how big he is, he can still get knocked on his butt. He's soft. And you can tell the way he's talking. His nickname's 'Peezy'. I don't know what 'Peezy' is, Joey."
[Licks finger, marks imaginary scoreboard]
Check and mate. Or something.
I don't doubt Marshall was frustrated Sunday; the Broncos looked like a JV squad, and if he and Jay Cutler aren't on the same page -- and they weren't -- Denver doesn't have a chance in hell of winning. And for a guy averaging seven receptions for 85 yards through the first six games, only touching the ball twice might be a tad exasperating.
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But it's not like Marshall was out there making a "HEY, LOOK AT ME!" spectacle of himself like he's Terrell Owens or Chad Javon Ocho Cinco, but such details are marginally relevant when it comes to Peezy-inspired rants.
The on-field stuff is all well and good but I want to hear more about Joey "dancing with his shirt off like a girl," or "in the playground getting beat up back in California."
In related news, Levi Jones spotted recently at California playground.
Brandon Marshall Responds to Joey Porter, Says He Doesn't Know What a 'Peezy' Is originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:45:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.