Report: Titans hire Dean Pees as defensive coordinator

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The Titans are hiring Dean Pees as their defensive coordinator, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

Pees, 68, retired earlier this month as the Ravens’ defensive coordinator.

He has 45 years of coaching experience, spending the past six in Baltimore. The Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII with Pees as their defensive coordinator.

Pees replaces Dick LeBeau, who the Titans parted ways with after three seasons.

Pees’ son, Matt, will join the Titans’ staff, too, via Wolf.

12 responses to “Report: Titans hire Dean Pees as defensive coordinator

  1. 1. So, just like with Greg Mattison, it was a face-saving move for the Ravens.

    2. Bad move for the Titans. They’ll end up losing games in the 4th quarter with Pees’s “play not to lose” mentality. Pees is soft and is a one-man wrecking crew when it comes to closing out games.

  2. Good Luck Titans! Do you know how many 4th quarter leads the offense gave him, only to see the defense piss away the game. Loaded with talent he could do nothing to stop the opponents in the 4th quarter with the game on the line. Playoff birth assured, just get off the field on 4th and 12 with seconds left, his D gives up a touchdown to the Bungles! Thank You Titans!

  3. Just proves that all wasn’t well inside our coaching room. It was time for a change. They called it a retirement, but it was likely a tactful force out. Several years ago, we began calling the defense Swiss Pees and the fact that the only his defense did was prevent victories. Since ’12 our defense has given up 18 second half leads in games to include the most critical games the past two years that prevented us from making the playoffs. If I had the opportunity to work with and assist my kids, I’d come out of “retirement” to. Good luck with the Titans.

  4. His “retirement” was just a nice way of the Ravens saying “you’re fired”. Credit to Bisciotti, Ozzie, and Harbaugh though, as Pees was well-respected within their organization, so it was a nice gesture.

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