DAVIE, Fla. (AP) More than two weeks into a new job with a new team, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is still stewing about the way his season ended.
Joseph came to Miami from the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost in the first round of the playoffs when cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones and linebacker Vontaze Burfict drew personal fouls, allowing the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick a late field goal and win 18-16.
Joseph coached Cincinnati's defensive backs, including Jones, and 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 says the meltdown shouldn't have happened and was wrong, and he feels responsible.
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