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McDaniels, Pees could be reuniting

As we process the surprising news that Mike Nolan has left the Broncos after one successful season, the most obvious candidate to replace him is former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees.

Pees left the Patriots after the 2009 season, when his contract expired.  There are differing accounts as to whether he left by choice.

Pees and McDaniels spent five years together in New England.  During 2007’s 18-0 start that ended with a loud thud, McDaniels ran the offense and Pees ran the defense.

If Pees goes to Denver, two sets of former Patriots coordinators would be inhabiting the AFC West; earlier this month, former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and former defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel joined the Chiefs.

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28 Responses to “McDaniels, Pees could be reuniting”
  1. Chasehunterj says: Jan 18, 2010 6:24 PM

    AFC Patriots West!!!

  2. Rick says: Jan 18, 2010 6:27 PM

    Sources please? Oh wait I forgot this is the National Enquirer of NFL journalism.

  3. claytonbigsby says: Jan 18, 2010 6:31 PM

    For a moment there, I thought the headline was going to be: “McDaniels pees on his detractors”

  4. spliffbunker says: Jan 18, 2010 6:33 PM

    As we process the surprising news that Mike Nolan has left the Broncos after one successful season,
    ……………………………………………
    really at best semi-successful….much as they did in 2006 the defense took advantage of playing some terrible offenses early in the season then fell apart down the streach…
    coming out of the bye week a lot of teams ran the ball down their throats especially in the 2nd half of games…

  5. Bob Sacamano says: Jan 18, 2010 6:39 PM

    Pees would be a great fit in Denver since that’s exactly what they do down their leg every year.

  6. favre_dollar_footlong says: Jan 18, 2010 6:40 PM

    mcdaniels pees? geez what kind of story is that? i pee all the time

  7. kjbroncofan says: Jan 18, 2010 6:43 PM

    This makes senses.

  8. gweetarman says: Jan 18, 2010 6:50 PM

    McDouche is only going to last one more year. Bowlen has too much class to fire him after one year like Al Davis would but he’s not going to get that team turned around next year and that won’t cut it in Denver. He’ll go 6-10, 8-8 tops. That schedule has a few gimmes but even Denver has proven they don’t win the gimme games. When you get beat by the Gayders at home, that’s disgraceful. Essentially the Broncos went 6-0 and then proceeded to lose to two college teams (Chefs and Gayders) and 6 others. WTF. I am a die hard Bronco fan but this is is disgusting. This guy has ruined a promising team in just one year. It’s amazing how bad he is. It’s bad enough to be a Charger fan since they always choke but at least they get to the post season. Broncos fans are in misery right now. Being average is awful.

  9. broncocrazy7 says: Jan 18, 2010 6:53 PM

    Sad to see Nolan go but if we can get Dean Pees I think we would be ok. Maybe this could help us land free agents like vince wilfork, richard seymour or jarvis green.

  10. Drafty says: Jan 18, 2010 7:09 PM

    Oh, another New England cast-off? Who could’ve guessed?
    Coach McDips**t can’t make up his own mind, so he has to try his best to mimic Belichick. Without Belichick – who actually is an innovative coach – Boy Blunder wouldn’t be working in The League today.
    In the off-season, we’ll likely go after every ex-Patriot we can. With the exception of Wilfork, because he’s good and would cost real money. Pat can’t do that anymore. Shamahan depleted his fortune with all his free agent bulls**t while Pat stood idly by with this thumb in his a**.
    Plus we don’t have one of those new stadiums that promised to generate the income that would allow Pat to spend on real players. Do we?
    Can someone get John Ralston on the phone before the draft rolls around?

  11. FlorioWhorio says: Jan 18, 2010 7:12 PM

    Rick says:
    January 18, 2010 6:27 PM
    Sources please? Oh wait I forgot this is the National Enquirer of NFL journalism.
    ________
    The title of this section of PFT IS “Latest News and RUMORS”, moron. Florio never claimed that everything that he says here is FACT. Try paying closer attention to this, fool. You must be yet another of the moronic Pats fans who post here, because fans of any other team are much smarter than your ilk.

  12. CHECK!ONE) says: Jan 18, 2010 7:26 PM

    McD’s seat is warming up.

  13. rooster75 says: Jan 18, 2010 7:37 PM

    It would be prudent for McDaniels to take a whiz.

  14. 8man says: Jan 18, 2010 7:58 PM

    Just like corporate America, you bring in guys you know and don’t have to explain to or indoctrinate.
    Whether it will work here remains to be seen. But it is rare in the NFL that you can recreate the magic you had in other organizations.
    It’s a short list of head coaches who have gone elsewhere and won the big one. In fact, I can’t think of one. Parcells and Holmgren got their second teams to the big game, but couldn’t finish the job. Shula lost an SB as coach of the Colts and won in Miami. I think Don McCaffery won SB 5 as the coach of the Colts, not Shula.
    Can anyone think of any others?

  15. tj.52 says: Jan 18, 2010 8:18 PM

    Dean Pees no more with New England.
    Dean Pees with the fishes.

  16. blackglass says: Jan 18, 2010 8:18 PM

    Um, Josh? You remember how your team beat the Patriots, who were playing that awful second half defense and let your team score at will? I don’t know if you’re privy to this information, but THAT was a classic Dean Pees defense.
    Please, Josh. You got numbnuts Cutler out of there, the mental patient Marshall is next…give your team some hope and hire the first hobo you see in the streets of Denver as a DC instead.

  17. Dont Taze Me Bro says: Jan 18, 2010 8:44 PM

    So far it seems McDaniels’ grand plan is to get rid of anybody who is any good. Last Year, the bright spot for the Broncos was that Vutler had a good year and looked like he may be a real franchise QB. Get rid of him
    This year the only things the broncos had going for them was Brandon Marshal who made noodle arm Orton look good and Mike Nolan who somehow got Denver’s collection of defensive underachievers to actually play like a top notch defense for most of the year. Get rid of both of them.
    Apparently McDaniels has a giant ego and will get rid of any player or coach that gets credit for Denver’s success. It seems clear McDaniels wants a team of yes men coaches and no-name players who will be loyal to him.

  18. Wrathchild says: Jan 18, 2010 8:54 PM

    Good match for a team that consistently sh*ts the bed.

  19. BWIII says: Jan 18, 2010 9:30 PM

    Let him go. He sucked as D Coordinator!

  20. Klytus says: Jan 18, 2010 10:13 PM

    PEES on you McDonalds!
    GO STEELERS!

  21. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Jan 18, 2010 10:26 PM

    Dude. Really. Go to court and change your last name. You can’t be taken seriously as a coach while you have a last name that refers to everything a coachisn’t supposed to do in a pressure situation.
    Either that or go the other way and change your middle name to Shitshispantsand…

  22. Brewster says: Jan 18, 2010 10:36 PM

    8mansays: January 18, 2010 7:58 PM
    Just like corporate America, you bring in guys you know and don’t have to explain to or indoctrinate.
    Whether it will work here remains to be seen. But it is rare in the NFL that you can recreate the magic you had in other organizations.
    ___________________________
    “Recreate the magic you had in other organizations” To quote Jim Mora Sr, “Are you kidding me?, are you kidding me?
    McDaniels was a fly on an elephants ass in the only other NFL organization he ever worked for. He was a gofher for the first two years getting Belichicks coffee, he probably pissed in that, and when Weiss left for ND Belichick promoted him from QB coach to OC and Belicheck still called the plays.
    He had no control and no real input into any significant management decisions while he was in NE. But you’ve got to give him credit for parlaying that into a Head Coaching job in Denver. Joe Ellis, the CEO with no real NFL experience either, hired him as the HC with Bowlen’s approval or perhaps lack of denial. And together with Ellis they’re methodically destroying a once proud franchise.
    Denver is making the Raiders look like a respectable organization. How sad is that?

  23. Uncle Rico says: Jan 18, 2010 11:12 PM

    Just another event in the laundry list of misguided moves by the arrogant and immature McDaniels. He just has to have his buddy Pees on the Broncos staff, even at the cost of pushing Mike Nolan out of Denver.
    Now matter how it is sliced, Denver loses in the Nolan for Pees swap and jettisoning Nolan after one season should outrage Broncos fans and provide top management more than enough evidence to support the conclusion that McDaniels is not fit to lead an NFL team and should be fired!
    Visit http://www.joshmcdanielssucks.com for more on the Nolan departure and join Broncos fans advocating for the termination of the little tyrant.

  24. FlorioWhorio says: Jan 19, 2010 12:17 AM

    @ Brewster:
    Yet McDaniels’ team STILL beat the pathetic Patriots. LMFAO at YOU, fool.

  25. FlorioWhorio says: Jan 19, 2010 12:20 AM

    tj.52 says:
    January 18, 2010 8:18 PM
    Dean Pees no more with New England.
    Dean Pees with the fishes.
    _________
    More like:
    tj.52 says:
    January 18, 2010 8:18 PM
    Dean Pees no more with New England.
    New England with the fishes.
    Pees jumped ship just in time.
    LMFAO!!!!!

  26. FlorioWhorio says: Jan 19, 2010 12:22 AM

    blackglass says:
    January 18, 2010 8:18 PM
    Um, Josh? You remember how your team beat the Patriots, who were playing that awful second half defense and let your team score at will? I don’t know if you’re privy to this information, but THAT was a classic Dean Pees defense.
    Please, Josh. You got numbnuts Cutler out of there, the mental patient Marshall is next…give your team some hope and hire the first hobo you see in the streets of Denver as a DC instead.
    ________
    If Pees is “SO BAD”, how come Belichick kept him as his DC for so long? Sometimes you Pats fan are too stupid for your own good. LMFAO!!!!

  27. Rick says: Jan 19, 2010 8:31 AM

    FlorioWhorio says:
    January 18, 2010 7:12 PM
    Rick says:
    January 18, 2010 6:27 PM
    Sources please? Oh wait I forgot this is the National Enquirer of NFL journalism.
    ________
    The title of this section of PFT IS “Latest News and RUMORS”, moron. Florio never claimed that everything that he says here is FACT. Try paying closer attention to this, fool. You must be yet another of the moronic Pats fans who post here, because fans of any other team are much smarter than your ilk.
    So Florio can just sit there and make up rumors and mouth breathers like you just eat it up. Yeah and we Pats fans are the losers.

  28. FlorioWhorio says: Jan 20, 2010 12:31 AM

    Rick says:
    January 19, 2010 8:31 AM
    FlorioWhorio says:
    January 18, 2010 7:12 PM
    Rick says:
    January 18, 2010 6:27 PM
    Sources please? Oh wait I forgot this is the National Enquirer of NFL journalism.
    ________
    The title of this section of PFT IS “Latest News and RUMORS”, moron. Florio never claimed that everything that he says here is FACT. Try paying closer attention to this, fool. You must be yet another of the moronic Pats fans who post here, because fans of any other team are much smarter than your ilk.
    ****
    So Florio can just sit there and make up rumors and mouth breathers like you just eat it up. Yeah and we Pats fans are the losers.
    ___________________
    The only mouthbreathers here are you Pats fans, Rick The Moron. Anyone, stupid Pats fan or otherwise, who puts ANY stock into a RUMOR deserves the abuse that they receive. As for Pats fans being LOSERS as you say, I couldn’t agree more.
    But in your haste to whine and cry like the rest of the Pats fan base, you forgot to explain away the fact that Belichick KEPT Pees as his Defensive Coordinator for FOUR YEARS, so if he is so bad, why did “The Genius” keep Pees around for so long?

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