Everyone! It finally happened! After a week of niceties between the Ravens and the Patriots, Baltimore finally cracked:
Oh no he didn't RT @AKinkhabwala: Harbaugh told team: The Patriots don't understand what kind of game they're about to get into. #physical— Rich Hill (@PP_Rich_Hill) January 10, 2015
Oh, thank goodness. I thought Bill Belichick would have to go his old route of just making up bulletin board material to share with the team. At least the Ravens did something right for once.
For some reason, Baltimore thinks they can be more physical than the Patriots. Maybe it's Terrell Suggs talking with Steve Smith Sr. Maybe they think a Belichick team has been overlooking a franchise like the Ravens in the playoffs.
Whatever the reason, it's apparent that the Ravens think the Patriots are soft. That they can't keep up with Ravens physicality. That they'll crumble once they get punched in the mouth.
I hope Baltimore remembers that this isn't the Patriots defense from 2011 or 2012. This is a defense that fights back.