It wasn't going to take Brandon Marshall long to have a few words for Joey Porter. Porter spent the post game talking about how soft Marshall was, how easy it was for defenders to get in Brandon's head.
After the day off yesterday leading up to Denver's match-up with Cleveland. Marshall was prepared to retort.
No need to build it up. Marshall's words speak for themselves --
"Yeah, Joey Porter's one of them guys, when you got guys who talk a lot of trash, just want to talk about people or put people down, they have their own insecurities," Marshall said. "And his insecurities I don't know. But he's definitely one of those guys who all those muscles are popcorn muscles. He's soft."
What about defenders being able to get Marshall out of his game?
Getting in my head? Never. He can't get in my head because I'm always trying to make plays and I'm always trying to make things happen," Marshall insisted. "I'm never shutting down. I don't care if we're down by 40 points or we're up by 40 points, I'm never shutting it down, I'm always going to try to do my best and make plays."
Of course, then there is Porter's alledged night time activites --
"You know, we hear stories floating around the league all the time about him as far [as being] in nightclubs dancing with his shirt off like a girl or in the playground getting beat up back in California," Marshall said. "He's one of those guys that no matter how big he is, he can still get knocked on his butt and he's soft. He's soft at heart and you can tell by the way he talks.
"And his nickname is 'Peezy.' I don't know what 'Peezy' is," Marshall added, then paused and leaned forward to deliver the punctuation: "Joey!"
Listen. The Dolphins got the better end of the deal because they won the game. That won't stop either one of these guys from going at it through the media and it should be fun to see this back and forth continue. Even better, depending on where both teams finish, the Broncos could play Miami in 2009.