Pees Lands A New Job
Bill Belichick (L) and Dean Pees
Bill Belichick (L) and Dean Pees
PatriotsInsider.com
Posted Jan 25, 2010


According to a report by profootbaltalk.com, Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees has agreed to join the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff.

According to a report by Pro Football Talk.com, former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees has accepted a n offer from the Baltimore Ravens to become their next linebackers coach. If accurate, the move would end speculation of Pees landing in either Denver – with former Patriots coordinator Josh McDaniels – or Buffalo, where Chan Gailey is reportedly looking for a coordinator experienced with the 3-4 scheme.

Pees and the Patriots parted ways earlier this month. Though initial reports indicated that the team had dismissed Pees, a statement from the former coordinator called the departure a mutually agreed upon break. Pees’ contract was set to expire this season and both sides agreed not to pursue renewing the deal.

Pees began his career in New England as a linebacker’s coach (2004-04) before inheriting the roll of defensive coordinator upon Eric Mangini’s departure to the Jets (2006). Pees’ defenses were among the top dozen in the league, even this year the defense ranked 11th overall in total yards (320.2) and despite giving up key scores in crucial situations the unit finished 5th overall in scores (17.8 ppg).

The Patriots have yet to name a coordinator to replace Pees, though speculative reports indicate it may be a hire from within, possibly linebackers coach Matt Patricia or defensive line coach Pepper Johnson.


Related Stories
Pees The Right Guy For The Broncos?
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Jan 19, 2010
Blown Calls Led To Big Plays
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Dec 2, 2009
Senior Bowl Insider Blog
 -by ScoutNFLNetwork.com  Jan 28, 2010

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from PatriotsInsider.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
AC Dean Pees (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > New England
[View My HotList]