NFL coaching staffs undergo facelifts from season to season, it’s just part of the business. Not only are teams looking to make moves with player personnel, but they’re also looking to do the same with their coaches. But maintaining a sense of stability when possible is always a good thing. And that’s exactly why the [...]
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The Baltimore Ravens have hired former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Don Martindale to become the team’s new linebackers coach, according to the Denver Post. Martindale, 48, replaces Dean Pees, who was promoted to defensive coordinator after Chuck Pagano departed to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Martindale was the defensive coordinator for one [...]
In a twist of events, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler cancelled an interview for the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator’s job and has decided to remain in Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Butler was the clear-cut favorite to take over the defense under new Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and had a meeting planned [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]