By Garret Heinrich

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO610.COM) – Former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips joined In The Loop on SportsRadio 610 Friday morning for his weekly interview. While talking to Nick Wright and in studio guest, NFLPA President Eric Winston, Philips was asked about Antonio Brown and how he might impact the Houston Texans Monday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“Well he’s not a good defensive back,” Phillips said. “We had him in the [2012] Pro Bowl and at the end of the game we were way ahead, so he says, ‘Coach, I want to go in at corner back.’ I said okay, we’re going to win the game.

“The first pass, he breaks it up, you know, makes a great play. I said, ‘Wow this guy is a pretty good corner.’ The next play the guy torches him for about 40 yards. He just stands there and watches the guy catch the ball for a 40-yard touchdown. He comes off the field and I said, ‘Antonio what are you doing?’ He said, ‘Coach, he gave me five-hundred dollars if I let him catch one.”

Now that was in the Pro Bowl. A game that means nothing. So Philips idea to pay off Brown probably wouldn’t work for the Texans on Monday night.

But we found the play Phillips talked about from the 2012 Pro Bowl (at the end of the 2011 season) where Larry Fitzgerald ‘burns’ a very slow off the ball Antonio Brown and then shakes hands, laughs and hugs the ‘cornerback’ he just beat. It happens at about the :48 mark of this video.

No word on if Larry Fitzgerald paid up.

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