Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is not happy with the way his players have performed this season, and he says things have to change. Now.
“It makes me sick, is the best way I can put it,” Pees said of the way the Ravens’ defense has played through six weeks. “I mean, it really does. And it’s up to me, and it’s up to our staff, to get this thing corrected. I mean, I’m as happy as I can be to be 5-1. But I also feel fortunate to be 5-1, the way we’re playing on defense. Let’s be honest: We’re not playing well enough. To say it any other way would sound like a political debate. There’s an answer or there’s no answer. We’ve got to have an answer. We’ve got to do it. Cut the crap and let’s get this thing done.”
Some fans may still think of the Ravens as a defensive team, but the reality is that the Ravens’ defense has been mediocre this season, while their offense and special teams have been playing well to get the team to 5-1. Pees says that if the Ravens want to beat the Texans on Sunday and leave Houston with the best record in the AFC, it’s on the defense to make changes.
“We’ve got to move forward. This is more about us than it is about Houston or anybody after Houston,” Pees said. “I don’t mean to be on a rant here, but I am a little bit.”
Maybe it’s a rant his players need to hear.