Joey Porter says that he hates the Patriots
"Everybody knows, let’s be honest, they don’t like me, and that’s fair. I don’t like them, and that’s fair. So it’s not like it’s a divorce happening. We were never really married anyway. I felt a certain way after some things came out, way back when. I was in Pittsburgh for some AFC championships that I’ve lost to them a couple of times, then come to figure out a month later why we lost. So, yeah, I have a natural hate for them - period. And that’s just going to be with me forever. That’s not ever going to change Yeah . . . you know exactly what I’m talking about. And they know exactly what I’m talking about. And that’s not going to change from my thought process on that situation.
"The last (AFC East) champion was the Miami Dolphins, so we have the championship, and until we lose it, it’s ours to lose. You can’t just crown the champions because they used to be the champion back in the day. That hardly makes any sense. It’s what you did the last year.
"You’re never judged on what you did a couple of years ago, it’s what you’re doing now . . . so yeah, just by natural thought, (it) comes through Miami, they’re the defending champs. You have to go beat them to take the championship from them. That’s just how it works."
Clearly, this is a very bitter man. We'll see how bitter he is next week, after he moves to 2-8 against the Patriots.