HONOLULU — Cornerback Johnathan Joseph provided the Texans’ highlight of the 2012 Pro Bowl with an interception of Cam Newton in the third quarter on Sunday at Aloha Stadium.
After the game, all Joseph – and his teammates – could talk about were the interceptions that he didn’t get.
“I expect more of him, because he dropped two of ‘em today, and he should’ve caught them,” defensive end Antonio Smith said. “If he wants to get his ninja sword, he must do that.”
Joseph finished his first-career Pro Bowl with two passes defensed, including one in the fourth quarter on a pass over the middle intended for Roddy White. Had he corralled it, he was likely bound for the end zone.
“He should’ve had another one, another interception for a touchdown,” Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said after being asked about Joseph’s interception. “But he had a good game.”
Even Joseph’s teammates watching the game from Houston got in on the ribbing.
“When I got back (in the locker room) and I looked at my phone, I probably had 10 texts from all the DBs – all of ‘em saying that cost me about 1,500 bucks for the drop,” Joseph said.
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