A couple of days after the bitter loss in the AFC title game in which wide receiver Lee Evans couldn't hold onto a potential game-winning Joe Flacco touchdown pass and then Billy Cundiff missed an 32-yard field goal that likely would have forced overtime, Ravens kicking consultant Randy Brown went on a Philadelphia radio show and was asked about the scoreboard at Gillette Stadium displaying the wrong down on the final couple of plays of the Ravens' last drive. The sideline confusion may have factored in Cundiff getting on the field late and rushing the kick.
Asked if the Patriots did it on purpose, Brown said, "I don't think you can rule anything out in New England, can you?"
Harbaugh later dismissed Brown's comments, saying "any suggestion that the wrong down information was a deliberate effort to affect the outcome of the game is nonsense."
This time, Harbaugh was forced to defend his own comments after going on the radio show Tuesday morning to promote the upcoming ALS charity run for former Raven and current senior advisor to player developmentO.J. Brigance.
After Harbaugh made his controversial comments, he was asked if he ever felt an opposing team knew what play the Ravens were going to run ahead of time.
"Yeah, I have, but if I say when, it's going to be like Pro Football Talk is going to blow up and go crazy and I'm going to get accused of accusing somebody of something," Harbaugh said.
Sun staff writer Matt Vensel contributed to this article
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