Mankins: Texans mad without camera time

Mankins: Texans mad without camera time
December 1, 2013, 9:15 pm
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The Texans' defense gave up 27 points in the second half of Sunday's game to the Patriots in a 34-31 loss.

That would be a pretty good reason for Texans' defensive players to be mad. But Patriots' tackle Logan Mankins has another reason.

"Those guys are used to making so many plays, when they're not making plays, they do get frustrated," Mankins said on CSNNE's Postgame Live. "Those are guys that every play they make, they have to go celebrate. So if they're not celebrating, if they're not getting that camera time, they get mad."

Tom Brady was sacked just one time for a 6-yard loss. That sack was from Jeff Tarpinian and Whitney Mercilus.

Two of the Texans' big sack-getters are J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith. Watt salutes after every sack and Smith does his ninja thing. Neither got to do their sack celebrations on Sunday.

"He's not the most powerful guy," Mankins said of Watt. "He's quick, elusive, slippery, he's adept at jumping around you. You've always gotta have your feet happy with that guy. We just kept battling."