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Harbaugh rips into first-team defense

In his biggest outburst at this year's training camp, coach John Harbaugh ripped into his first-team defense Thursday after reserve running back Curtis Steele ran for first downs on consecutive plays.

"That is our first-team defense, you've got to be [expletive] me," Harbaugh shouted to the defensive sideline from the middle of the field. "That is our first-team defense getting their [butts] kicked. That is our second-team offensive line."

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Moments later, Harbaugh called for defensive linemen Terrence Cody and Brandon McKinney to see him in the middle of the field for a talk.

After practice, Harbaugh seemed irked when a reporter asked about the incident.

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"We don't talk about what we talk about with our team in the huddle," he said.

Asked if he is usually that animated in practices that the public doesn't see, Harbaugh said, "You don't see a lot of things. That's part of coaching a football team. We have a lot of guys working hard. We're a tight-knit group. That's the way it's got to be. You don't need to know everything."

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