Dolphins linebacker and NFL sack leader Joey Porter is known as much for his gum-flapping as he is for his on-field skills. So it should come as no surprise that he had some words for 49ers tight end Vernon Davis during the first quarter of today's matchup.
But first, some background. Last week, Davis, in discussing the Dolphins defense, had this to say about Mr. Peezy:
"I'm pretty sure I've gone up against a lot of other linebackers/defensive ends who are better than him ... And I've pretty much won every battle."
San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary, after hearing Davis' comments, said "I'm going to have to talk to Vernon this week and make sure that he doesn't get in a jaw-jacking competition ... Just play the game. Just play the game and let's go. But Vernon's a competitor, too, so it could be very interesting."
Yeah, that didn't happen.
Given Porter's fondness for tight ends, and more importantly, his insistence on having thoughts on everything, this seems predictable. Via FOX Sports sideline reporter Chris Myers, who passes along these nuggets from the philosophers Joey and Vernon:
Porter: You're not even in the scouting report.
Davis: I'm the best at everything.
Porter: You're the best at being ugly.
Two grown men having a conversation, ladies and gentlemen! It's also worth noting that shortly after Porter's observation on Davis' handsomeness, the 49ers tight end hurdled a Dolphins defender on a 17-yard reception. Sounds about right, actually.
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