Ravens Showing Confidence in Subtle Humor, Irony

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Published: September 29, 2009

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... but chuckle about the exchange he claims to have had with special teams stand-out Brendon Ayanbadejo.

When asked his thoughts on Ayanbadejo's increased roll on the team's defensive sub-packages, Harbaugh was a little uneasy about the Pro Bowl linebacker's mindset.

“He told me something last week that kind of bothered me,” Harbaugh said.  “He told me that playing special teams is really great, but playing defense is better. I didn’t appreciate that too much.”

Even though Harbaugh, a former special teams coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, was smiling the entire time and obviously just kidding, Ayanbadejo couldn't pass up the opportunity to one-up his coach.

According to baltimoreravens.com writer Mike Duffy, Ayanbadejo jokingly said during an interview at the teams training facility that he is, "pretty sure that [Harbaugh] likes being a head coach more than a position coach, so we’re in the same boat."

Right back at ya Coach!

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