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Patriots' Tom Brady says unusual formations are 'part of football'

Patriots' Tom Brady says unusual formations are 'part of football'

Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh might disagree, but New England quarterback Tom Brady doesn't see anything wrong about an unusual offensive formation the Patriots used three times during their 35-31 AFC divisional playoff win Saturday. 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...

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