DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — More than two weeks into a new job with a new team, former Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph is still stewing about the way his season ended.
The Bengals lost in the first round of the playoffs when cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and linebacker Vontaze Burfict drew personal foul penalties in the last minute, allowing the Steelers to kick a field goal and win 18-16.
Joseph, who left Cincinnati to become Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator, accepted partial blame for the Bengals' debacle, which reinforced their reputation as a team that can't keep it together in the big games under coach Marvin Lewis.
Joseph spoke publicly for the first time since being hired by new head coach Adam Gase. Now he will be working to help end the Dolphins' seven-year playoff drought.