Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Green_bay_packers_2f06
After stirring up controversy while the Patriots were playing the Texans last Sunday with some inflammatory tweets, Brendon Ayanbadejo clarified his remarks after the Ravens beat the Patriots. On Jan. 13, Ayanbadejo tweeted, “New England does some suspect stuff on offense. Can’t really respect it. Comparable to a cheap shot b4 a fight. Are you watching the game pats vs texans? If so you see the hurry snap offense catch em b4 they set up. It’s a gimmick.” The Ravens’ linebacker wasn’t referring to the team’s hurry-up offense, which Baltimore also runs, but one specific play where they’ll get the snap off before the defense is set. “It was taken out of context because if you know what no huddle is, I wasn’t referring to their no huddle. I was referring to a couple plays that they run during the course of the game,” said Ayanbadejo. “There’s no huddle, there’s two minute offense, there’s four minute offense, but what I was talking about was none of the above and it’s a play they run a handful of plays a game and they take advantage of it. And there’s a couple other teams in the NFL that run it as well.” Ayanbadejo apologized for his remarks during the Texans-Patriots game later in the week via Twitter, saying “I made selfish comments on twitter last night that reflected poorly upon myself, my teammates, and the organization. For that I apologize.” The 36-year-old special teamer made some more comments on Sunday night that may decrease his fan base in New England even more. It seems that many Patriots fans got on Ayanbadejo via Twitter after his comments, but they didn’t understand the point he was making. “If you know football then you can go and if you watch New England Patriots you’ll go and you’ll find it,” said Ayanbadejo. “But their fans don’t really know football too well because everyone got on me about their no huddle offense and what I was saying is the gimmick. They obviously have a great offense, they have a great no-huddle offense and one of the most powerful offenses in the league and they have been for the course of their coach’s tenure and that wasn’t what I was referring to.” Ayanbadejo didn’t record any statistics during Sunday’s Ravens-Patriots game. He’s been in the league since 1999 when he signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA. Photo via Facebook/Brendon Ayanbadejo
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184, keeps MMA rumors alive

Ronda Rousey beats Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

Dick Vitale will not call Duke-UNC rematch either

PHOTO: Auburn coaches, players wear ribbons for Mason

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cowboys to use franchise tag on Dez Bryant

Report: Panthers officially parting ways with Greg Hardy

Could the Eagles release LeSean McCoy?

AEG: Inglewood stadium would be a terrorism target

Former Knick Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

WATCH: NIU C brings down basket on dunk

McCown plans to embrace mentoring role with Manziel

Chris Sale out three weeks with foot injury

NHL analyst calls out media over Blackhawks report

Alabama recruits aim to bring the dynasty back

WATCH: Jon Jones, Rumble Johnson prank Dana White

Anthony Mason: The most 'New York' of the 90's Knicks

Ray Rice addresses domestic violence case, his future & more

Kentucky raffling off Wildcats-themed motorcycle

WATCH: Montrezl Harrell throws down monster alley-oop

WATCH: Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected for fight

WATCH: Russell Westbrook literally gets dent in his face

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184

Rousey beats Zingano in 14 seconds

Anthony Mason: The most 'New York' of the 90's Knicks

Could Eagles release LeSean McCoy?

AEG plays dirty with Inglewood stadium

Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Westbrook got dent in his cheek

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.