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Pees "likely" to soon be named Broncos defensive coordinator

Thumbnail image for J.McDaniels.jpgIt looks like Josh McDaniels knew exactly who was going to replace Mike Nolan when the two men decided to “mutually part ways” Tuesday.

The Denver Post writes that the Broncos are “likely to soon name” former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees as the team’s new defensive chief.  (Florio mentioned the possible reunion last night.)

The official announcement of Pees’ hiring could be slightly delayed by contractual issues.  Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston reported last week that Pees’ contract with the Patriots lasted until the end of January.

In Denver, not a lot has been said yet about Nolan’s abrupt departure. 

Mike Klis of the Denver Post put it this way: “As the Broncos’ confusing 2009 season wore
on, Josh McDaniels and Mike Nolan began to realize that aside from
their agent, they didn’t have much in common.”

Nolan and McDaniels both have strong personalities and philosophies and it appears they couldn’t co-exist for too long.

McDaniels will continue to bring in “his guys” for his roster and coaching staff as he enters his second pressure-packed offseason as a head coach.

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  1. ampats says: Jan 19, 2010 11:48 AM

    Good luck Bronco fans. I am glad the BB made a change. We need more of an attacking D mindset. I was never a big Pees fan.
    Now what are we going to do about our offense play calling?

  2. Bob S. says: Jan 19, 2010 11:51 AM

    now broncos completely fall apart

  3. hizzle1281 says: Jan 19, 2010 11:58 AM

    Denver Patriots
    Kansas City Patriots

  4. StevePhillipsLikesFat/UglyChicks says: Jan 19, 2010 12:04 PM

    This is what I don’t get: the guy has been their for exactly 1 year. Shanahan was a mediocre coach with Denver for how long? [Minus the 2 Super Bowls] And nobody ever really put him on the hot seat. Most people picked Denver to have a shitty record and picking in the top 3 at the beginning of the year. If anything, people should be amzed how McDaniels far exceeded expectations.

  5. phailing101 says: Jan 19, 2010 12:18 PM

    Terrible. Nolan had put together an intimidating defense.
    I think the wrong guy left on mutual decision.

  6. DarnSkippy says: Jan 19, 2010 12:23 PM

    Attention Bronco fans: do not expect any half-time adjustments on defense.

  7. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 19, 2010 12:46 PM

    Cutler wanted out and is gone, Marshall wants out and now Nolan has left. God only knows who else wants out.
    The common denominator in this mess is McDaniels.
    At what point does management realize they can’t get rid of everybody, but they sure can get rid of McDaniels?

  8. kellyb9 says: Jan 19, 2010 12:58 PM

    Say what you want about Pees, but as a Pats fan, he didnt have much to work with at the beginning of the season without Seymour and Vrabel. I would’ve recommended that he got a pass on this season, but thats just me.

  9. Cecil says: Jan 19, 2010 12:59 PM

    “At what point does management realize they can’t get rid of everybody, but they sure can get rid of McDaniels?”
    At what point does Pat Bowlen start listening to Raiders fans trolling Broncos posts on messageboards?

  10. Fail Cat says: Jan 19, 2010 1:02 PM

    Pees My Man,
    On behalf of Patriots fans everywhere let me just say: don’t let the door hit you in your over conservative play calling ass on the way out. Later.

  11. rydendonkeys says: Jan 19, 2010 1:03 PM

    Best 2 players from 08 – gone
    Best coach from 09 – gone
    Robert Ayers – bust
    Alphonso Smith – bust
    Knowshon Moreno – ?
    The captain of this ship is over his head. The O-line got no push in 2008 and he made no changes but to go to a power

  12. Frank Burns says: Jan 19, 2010 1:06 PM

    Seven posts and not one riff on the dude’s hilarious last name? Urine real trouble here, PFT readers.

  13. turboreattore says: Jan 19, 2010 1:08 PM

    Let’s take a look at what this idiot head coach has done this year.
    He took de 3 best offense in the NFL and got rid of the franchise QB, drove crazy one of the best WR in the NFL, and probably he’ll get rid of him too with a good TE like Scheffler and a good FB like Hillis.
    He got rid of all Shanahan era assistants, now he get rid of the only right man he hire last year, Mike Nolan.
    There are only two explanation to all those things: 1 he’s secretly working for San Diego Kansas City and Oakland, 2 he’s the worst head coach in football history.

  14. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jan 19, 2010 1:09 PM

    Pees claimed he was taking a leave of absence due to health reasons. Guess that all changed in a week, eh?

  15. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 19, 2010 1:21 PM

    Cecil says: January 19, 2010 12:59 PM
    “At what point does management realize they can’t get rid of everybody, but they sure can get rid of McDaniels?”
    At what point does Pat Bowlen start listening to Raiders fans trolling Broncos posts on messageboards?
    ==========================================
    What I said was NOT hating at all, Cecil. It was a fair question that you, as a Bronco fan, should ask yourself.
    Hey, look at the time, shouldn’t you be in school?

  16. azwildcats96 says: Jan 19, 2010 1:51 PM

    #2 ranked defense…… McD dismantles it so he can bring in “his guys”. #7 ranked defense…. McD begins the dismantling so that he can bring in “his guys”. A good coach knows how to build on and improve what you’re given. A spoiled brat throws all the toys away cuz they weren’t “His Toys”. LOL

  17. Lombardi 6 says: Jan 19, 2010 2:02 PM

    I have a strange sensation to empty my bladder after this story..

  18. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Jan 19, 2010 2:10 PM

    “Pees Likely”?
    Sounds like the name of a Native American dude with an enlarged prostate.

  19. Frank Burns says: Jan 19, 2010 2:16 PM

    Lombardi 6 says:
    January 19, 2010 2:02 PM
    I have a strange sensation to empty my bladder after this story..
    ————————————
    Now that’s more like it!
    Personally, I’d like to see this blog post re-titled “Pees relieved to be named Broncos defensive coordinator.”

  20. footballnut says: Jan 19, 2010 2:30 PM

    kellyb9 says:
    January 19, 2010 12:58 PM
    Say what you want about Pees, but as a Pats fan, he didnt have much to work with at the beginning of the season without Seymour and Vrabel. I would’ve recommended that he got a pass on this season, but thats just me.
    ————————————————–
    I would agree with you if this was Pees’ first year as DC. His D blew it in Indy back in 2006, Couldn’t stand up for one last drive in 2007 in the biggest game of the franchise’s history, 2008 was another OK year, but not the aggressive D we were seeing during the SB run in the early 2000′s.
    This year didn’t help not having Seymour and the others, but honestly look at 03 and 04 and the top players they lost due to injuries. Romeo always found a way to get what he had to play to their strengths. Randall Gay? Remember how he stepped in admirably for Ty Law? That’s just one of the 41 different starters they had in the 2004 season and what happened that year?
    Look at this year’s game against NO for one example. His corners are playing 10-15 yards off the line rather than jamming them and knocking them off their routes. No aggression, no street fighting mentality in the Pats D the last few years. They need to grow their teeth back as the Jets D is for real. The offense certainly didn’t help this year either as they couldn’t sustain 5-7 minute drives in the fourth quarter when they had the lead.
    Just a bad coaching year and one of BB’s worst to be honest. The talent is there use it properly.

  21. mwcarolina says: Jan 19, 2010 2:41 PM

    Robert Ayers – bust
    Alphonso Smith – bust
    a little too early to call those two players busts, Ayers is trying to make a tough move to a 3-4 defense. Anyway if Dean Pees went to Denver, it wouldn’t surprise me, when i heard he left, my thought was he would be in Denver too.

  22. VegasBronco says: Jan 19, 2010 3:29 PM

    All GHE posters. Mike wanted the East coast and Parsells wanted him. Josh still has the ‘working’ piece of that defense in Nunnley DL, Martindale LB, and Donatell DB. So Josh will hire someone that can work with those coaches.
    Getting a OL coach is more important.
    Letting those that do not want to contribute leave, I love the improvement of the Broncos.
    Above posters are just McD haters.

  23. cromartie says: Jan 19, 2010 4:00 PM

    Pees. Not good at Toledo. Not good at Kent. Non Factor at Notre Dame. Disappointment in New England.
    If I could be that incompetent yet still fall up like he has, I’d have enough bank to retire.

  24. Bregus says: Jan 19, 2010 4:45 PM

    Look at who the Broncos brought in for DB’s this year. Was the improved defense all Nolan? Do good players not want to play for McDaniels? Relax Broncos fans, he’s just trying to build a mother #$@%ing team!
    Brian Dawkins 2 INT > Marquand Manuel 0 INT
    Andre Goodman 5 INT > Dre Bly 2 INT
    Renaldo Hill 2 INT > Marlon McCree 0 INT
    Ty Law 1 INT > Karl Paymah 1 INT
    And they drafted McBath (2 INT) Bruton and Smith. All three of those players would have STARTED for the Broncos last year.

  25. Ranoversquarells says: Jan 19, 2010 5:31 PM

    Bregus says:
    January 19, 2010 4:45 PM

    Ty Law 1 INT > Karl Paymah 1 INT
    __________________________________
    Stay smart Denver …

  26. Brewster says: Jan 19, 2010 6:31 PM

    Nolan and McDaniels both have strong personalities and philosophies and it appears they couldn’t co-exist for too long.
    _______________________________-
    Just add Nolan to a ever increasing list of people McDaniels can’t get along with like:
    Jay Cutler
    Mike Leach
    Jack Williams
    Peyton Hillis
    Brandon Marshall
    Tony Scheffler
    Rick Dennison
    Bobby Turner
    Who’s next? His wife?
    _________________
    McDaniels will continue to bring in “his guys” for his roster and coaching staff as he enters his second pressure-packed offseason as a head coach.
    The major reason his second season will be as pressure packed as his first, if not more so, is because all of the pressure is unnecessarily self induced by the little egomaniacal jerk.

  27. Drafty says: Jan 19, 2010 8:14 PM

    VegasBronco, I respect your devotion. But you should stop abusing narcotics. You “love the improvement of the Broncos”?
    McDaniels Pees all over the Broncos. Soon, he’ll hire Puked and Crapped to coach the running backs and the offensive line.
    When Bowlen fired Shanahan (as he should have done) and hired McDips**t (as he shouldn’t have), he pulled out a Sharpie and scrawled “DNR” across his forehead.
    We’re in real trouble here.

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