The New England Patriots did not have much to say in response to the tweet by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who called the Patriots' hurry-up offense "a gimmick," added a Spygate reference, and jabbed the Patriots for cutting Tiquan Underwood the day before the Super Bowl last year.
None of the Patriots' players paid much attention, according to a report by USA Today.
"He wasted no time, huh?" Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui told USA Today with a laugh. "We've got other things to worry about, like who to block, how to run a route, what routes we're running.
"Everyone's entitled to their opinion. We'll keep doing what's working for us and what's going to get us a victory."
The Patriots will host the Ravens in the AFC championship game on Sunday, which is a rematch of a regular-season game won by the Ravens.
There will be enough intensity without the Patriots players reacting to Ayanbadejo's Twitter comments.
"I can't speak for everybody but me personally I'm not on the social network, Facebook, none of that," Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib told USA Today. "So that's in one ear and out the other."