After 0-3 start, Dolphins LB Porter says things must change Print
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 26 September 2007 12:39
NFL Headline News

 DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -Joey Porter has never been shy about speaking his mind.
The outspoken veteran has called opposing players ``soft,'' was fined for things he said to Cleveland's Kellen Winslow Jr. during a game and even accused referees once of cheating. He created a buzz after this season's opener, when the Dolphins had him on the sideline during Washington's winning drive in overtime.
On Wednesday, the Miami linebacker was at it again.
The Dolphins are 0-3 and in desperate need of a victory, so he guaranteed one will come this weekend when Miami hosts the Oakland Raiders.
``Write it how you want to write it,'' Porter said. ``We will win on Sunday.''
The 'we-will-win' promise is a tactic the often-outspoken Porter used at times during his eight seasons as a lightning rod in Pittsburgh. For whatever reason, the Steelers usually responded.
Miami can only hope it works again, or the Dolphins will be 0-4 for the second time in four seasons.
``We don't feel like we're an 0-3 team,'' Porter said. ``We've played better. We haven't played to where we need to be but we know what we have on this team. We lost some games where things just fell apart and on defense we're doing things different from what we planned on doing. We've kind of adapted to them instead of letting them adapt to us.''
Porter's words came after practice and in a fairly benign way; he was seated at his locker, reporters around him in a semicircle, some of them straining to hear his soft-spoken tone.
Dolphins coach Cam Cameron wasn't ranting, either, when he said - albeit in a much different way - that he's also anxious for better results.
``We get paid to win and we understand that,'' Cameron said. ``However, it doesn't always happen the way we all want it to. You have to know what you believe in... There's a lot of good things. There's a lot of good players here that can continue to improve.''
In Porter's eyes, so can Miami's schemes.
He said the three losses have come partly because the Dolphins have not played to their strength on defense.
``The strength of our defense is going out there and letting us fly around, blitzing, getting after the quarterback, putting pressure on the quarterback,'' Porter said. ``Let's not sit back there and let the quarterback have four or five seconds to dissect our defense. Let's let him have two seconds and hopefully we can make him make a bad decision.''
The opposing quarterback Porter would like to rattle this could be Dolphins castoff Daunte Culpepper, whose presence will add another level of intrigue to the matchup.
The Raiders haven't said who will start, but Josh McCown didn't practice Wednesday because of an injured foot. That suggests Culpepper, who played in four games with the Dolphins last season before being shut down because of ongoing problems with his surgically rebuilt knee. He was released this offseason after Miami acquired Trent Green from Kansas City.
Doesn't matter who starts, Porter said the Dolphins will be better.
``We dropped some games that we weren't supposed to lose,'' Porter said. ``But it happens. What do we do from now? We start off and get our first victory at home this Sunday against Oakland.''
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 271 Indianapolis Colts 88%
#2 265 Houston Texans 87%
#3 263 Miami Dolphins 79%
#4 259 Seattle Seahawks 73%
#5 275 Green Bay Packers 73%
#6 278 Dallas Cowboys 69%
#7 267 Baltimore Ravens 68%
#8 262 New York Jets 65%
#9 258 Kansas City Chiefs 65%
#10 269 Philadelphia Eagles 63%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 3/2
GREEN BAY PACKERS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 4/1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 5/1
DALLAS COWBOYS 5/1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 11/2
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 6/1
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 7/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8/1
ARIZONA CARDINALS 9/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com