Before Sunday’s NFL matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens, the head coaches had words for each other. Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh reportedly did not have a pleasant interaction before kickoff.
Harbaugh allegedly became upset at Titans players standing directly over the Ravens’ midfield emblem. This lead to the exchanging of words between he and Vrabel. Meeting with the media after the game, both coaches tried to downplay the interaction as nothing more than their competitive spirit.
NFL Coaches Exchange Heated Words
Now, audio of the confrontation between the two head coaches has come into the spotlight, Pro Football Talk. NFL Network Reporter Andrew Siciliano tweeted about the pregame conversation late Tuesday evening.
Great work @NFLFilms @insidetheNFL with the pregame conversation at midfield Sunday in Baltimore. 👇🏻👇🏻— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 25, 2020
Harbaugh: “It’s disrespectful.”
Vrabel: “Tell him to go coach a game.”
Harbaugh: “It’s disrespectful!”
Vrabel: “Go coach!”
“Great work @NFLFilms @insidetheNFL with the pregame conversation at midfield Sunday in Baltimore,” he says.
Siciliano also tweets a video of the confrontation via the television broadcast.
Here’s a bad copy off the TV. pic.twitter.com/Tx6zcw2yfP— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 25, 2020
“Here’s a bad copy off of the TV,” he says.
The exact words of the exchange between the two coaches is hard to distinguish but it is clear the pair are not happy with each other.
“It’s disrespectful,” Harbaugh says while lookin directly at Vrabel.
“Tell him to go coach a game,” Vrabel replies.
Harbaugh again repeats that the actions of Titans players standing on the Ravens midfield crest is disrespectful. Vrabel also repeats himself, telling Harbaugh to “go coach.”
On the field, the Titans and Ravens has a quite a battle. The game went into overtime but the Titans were able to claim victory when their star running back Derrick scored the winning touchdown.