Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has been a part of verbal back-and-forths with a number of Ravens players in the past.
This time, Ward had something to say about the Ravens' head coach.
The longtime Steelers wideout told Pittsburgh reporters that prior to the Ravens-Steelers Week 4 game this season, John Harbaugh gave him "a fake handshake. He didn't even look at me."
As a result, Ward has come to the conclusion that Harbaugh doesn't like him.
Asked about the pregame "incident" a couple months ago, Harbaugh was taken aback.
"A fake handshake? Really? I didn't know there was a barometer of pregame handshakes," Harbaugh said. "That's good to know. There's a meter, there's a scale. I need some work on that. I'll just take it as constructive criticism. It gives me an opportunity to improve my pregame decorum and courteousness with players.
"I've got a lot of respect for Hines Ward, obviously. I look forward to seeing him before the game now. I'll try to do better, Hines. I'll try to do better."
Harbaugh then admitted that it's a little awkward for players to lay heavy hits on each other and knock each other all over the field for 60 minutes and then meet at midfield for handshakes and hugs.
"Yeah, it probably is a little bit [awkward]," Harbaugh said. "I don't get involved with that too much; I'm on the sidelines watching it. But, he's a physical player. It's an intense game. After the game, guys are pretty good about shaking hands.
"Before the game, obviously we don't do as good a job."