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Tag: "defensive coordinator"

Who is Dean Pees? A Closer Look at the Ravens’ New D-Coordinator

In 1983, Dean Pees was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Miami of Ohio, mentoring and coaching a young defensive back by the name of John Harbaugh. As a coach, Pees has worked under the likes of Nick Saban, Lou Holtz, Bill Belichick and most recently the Ravens’ Harbaugh. He was the Patriots’ linebackers […]

Ravens Promote Dean Pees, Retain Cam Cameron

The Baltimore Ravens promoted linebackers coach Dean Pees to defensive coordinator on Friday, filling the void left by Chuck Pagano, who departed to Indianapolis to become the head coach of the Colts. Pees inherits a defense that has ranked among the NFL’s best over the past decade. Pees has been the Ravens’ linebackers coach since […]

Two Possible In-House Replacements for Pagano

The Baltimore Ravens have had the propensity in years past to promote their defensive coordinators from within. Mike Nolan replaced Marvin Lewis in 2002. Rex Ryan replaced Nolan in 2005. Greg Mattison replaced Ryan in 2009. And most recently, Chuck Pagano replaced Mattison in 2011. Now that Pagano has been named the Indianapolis Colts’ head […]

Pagano Named Colts’ Head Coach

The Indianapolis Colts have hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as head coach, according to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio. Pagano, 51, was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2011 after severing three seasons as secondary coach. In his time, he improved the Ravens’ defensive ranking from 10th in 2010 to third this season. Known for his […]

Chuck Pagano to Interview for Colts’ Head Coaching Vacancy

Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano will interview for the Indianapolis Colts’ head coaching vacancy Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hired by head coach John Harbaugh as the team’s secondary coach in 2008, Pagano was promoted to defensive coordinator this past season and experienced substantial success. The Ravens ranked third in total defense, and […]

The Greatness of Ray Lewis and His Coaching Tree Legacy

When you think of “Coaching Trees,” names like Bill Walsh, Marty Schottenheimer, and Bill Parcells are a few that probably come into mind. But definitely not a name like Ray Lewis, right? Wrong. NFL Films featured a special on 15-year veteran MLB Ray Lewis and how five of his former defensive coordinators have gone on […]

Ravens Strategy: Will Defense Bring More Heat?

Greg Mattison, the Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator, will find his secondary in a difficult spot with the likelihood of cornerbacks Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb, along with safety Ed Reed missing some games this season. The replacements in the secondary will certainly be under some pressure, but one way to take  that pressure off the […]