During his weekly appearance on WEEI-FM in Boston on Monday, Brady defended the Patriots' use of an unconventional formation and substitutions. Harbaugh drew a unsportsmanlike penalty in the third quarter when New England used the four-lineman configuration that confused the Ravens as to which players were eligible receivers.
"It was a play that we liked and we thought would work," Brady said. "We had a couple versions of it. It's kind of an alert play for our team, and we made them figure out what to do.
"I think that's what it looked like to me. We had to execute it, we had to make the appropriate calls and block it, and make the plays, and I was proud of us. That was a good weapon for us. That's part of football. You have to prepare for everything."
After the game, Harbaugh described the substitutions as "deceptive" even though Michael Signora,
While Brady was more diplomatic in his comments Monday, he was less forgiving of the Ravens' viewpoint immediately after the game.