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John Harbaugh responds about Marquise Brown’s since-deleted critical tweet

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After the Ravens’ heart-breaking loss to the Steelers on Sunday, wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown took to Twitter to voice his frustrations. 

In a since-deleted tweet, Brown said: "What's the point of having souljas when you never use them (Never!!)" after the game. 

“I haven’t talked to him about it yet,” coach John Harbaugh said Monday at his weekly press conference. “It’s been a tight turnaround, obviously, with all the work we’re doing. But I did text him about it, and he took it down. But I’ll tell you this, he did play the game like a soldier. He was fighting very hard out there – blocking and running routes and had, obviously, a big touchdown catch [and] almost another one right before that. So, I like the way he was fighting.”

Brown was targeted just twice and made one catch — a touchdown — in the fourth quarter. Both of his targets came on back-to-back plays. 

As a team, the Ravens are passing for just 179.9 yards per game this season in a disappointing start to the year for the passing offense. This season, Brown has 27 catches for 379 yards.

“I don’t disagree with the fact that if he’s saying he’s a soldier,” Harbaugh continued. “But I promise you, we’re trying to use all of our guys; he knows that. Probably a little frustrated, but he’s not a selfish guy. I don’t believe he is for one second. If he was, he wouldn’t play as hard as he did or be the good guy that he is around the building every single day. So, I have a lot of trust in him, and the fact that he took it down, I appreciated that.”