No heated rivalry between two teams like the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens is complete without some kind of scuffle, is it?
Well, it took no time at all for things to get a little scrappy ahead of the game, as Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confronted Titans players at midfield on the Ravens’ logo before the action had even started, leading to a shouting match between the two parties.
The Ravens head coach also had words with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel about the situation, and it even appears that Harbaugh waved Vrabel off and denied him a hand shake when the two met at midfield following the game.
Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown, who was in the middle of the pre-game confrontation, shared his thoughts on what happened with NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo after the game.
“(The Ravens) kind of set the bar real high when we came in. The coaches — not even the players — the coaches came at us, so it was like, ‘We see what type of game it is.’ It was going to be a big-boy fight.”
#Titans WR A.J. Brown after the OT win: “(The #Ravens) kind of set the bar real high when we came in. The coaches — not even the players — the coaches came at us, so it was like, ‘We see what type of game it is.’ It was going to be a big-boy fight.” pic.twitter.com/QyHoT5qHDQ
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 22, 2020
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel asked Harbaugh what the pre-game issue was all about, and Harbaugh simply said there was no issue.
#Titans‘ Vrabel: I went to celebrate with team, then went back to shook Harbaugh’s hand. Asked Harbaugh about what issue was pre-game. Harbaugh said no issue.
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) November 22, 2020
Vrabel also said that Harbaugh did shake his hand after the game, but the video appears to show otherwise.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) November 22, 2020
— Austin Bumpus (@AustinBumpus) November 22, 2020