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2017 Baltimore Ravens Yearbook

RAVENS COACHING STAFF 2017 BALTIMORE RAVENS YEARBOOK 13 DEAN PEES DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR COLLEGE: BOWLING GREEN BORN: 9/4/49, DUNKIRK, OH EXPERIENCE (NFL/RAVENS): 14/8 DEAN PEES, the sixth defensive coordinator in team history, is in his sixth season leading the Ravens’ defense. Pees, one of eight defensive coordinators in NFL history to coach in a Super Bowl with two different teams, directs the acclaimed Baltimore unit, whose history speaks for itself. With its No. 7 overall ranking (322.1 ypg) in 2016, the Ravens are one of only three NFL teams (Denver & Seattle) to nish in the Top 10 in total defense over each of the last three seasons (2014-16). It also marked the 12th time in 14 seasons (2003-16) the Baltimore defense nished in the NFL’s Top 10. Always among the league leaders in signi cant defensive categories, Baltimore also extended its NFL record to 21-consecutive seasons (1996-2016) of not permitting over 4.0 yards per carry (3.7 in ‘16). In 2016, the Ravens led the NFL with 18 interceptions (tied KC & SD). Baltimore has also ranked in the Top 7 in red zone defense in 11 of the last 13 years (2004-16). ADDITIONAL COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: Pees, who helped guide Baltimore to its second World Championship in Super Bowl XLVII, originally joined the Ravens in 2010 as linebackers coach. In 2012, his rst year as coordinator, Pees’ unit was depleted by injuries to key starters, including the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year, OLB Terrell Suggs, who missed the rst six games, and future Hall of Fame LB Ray Lewis, who missed the nal 10 regular season games. Led by Pro Bowl selections DT Haloti Ngata and another future Hall of Famer, S Ed Reed, the Super Bowl-winning defense was the NFL’s second best in the red zone, surrendering a 43.4% TD mark inside the 20. Following six years in New England (2004-09), including the nal four as defensive coordinator, Pees’ linebackers helped the Ravens’ defense nish as the third-best scoring unit (points allowed per game) in four-consecutive years (2008- 11). The four-straight years tied an NFL record for consecutive seasons of being in the Top 3 for points allowed. During his tenure guiding the Patriots’ defense, New England was the only NFL team to nish in the Top 10 in scoring defense in four-straight seasons. New England’s unit also allowed fewer than 20 points per game in every season under Pees’ guidance, the best run of any coordinator in the Bill Belichick era. Pees’ coaching credentials include six years (1998-2003) as head coach at Kent State and 15 seasons as a defensive coordinator on the collegiate level, including the 1983 season when he coached Ravens head coach John Harbaugh at Miami (OH). 2016 RECAP: LB C.J. Mosley (second) and S Eric Weddle (fourth) earned Pro Bowl honors while helping the Ravens allow the ninth-fewest points per game (20.1)... Permitting 89.4 rushing yards per game, Ravens ranked No. 5 vs. the run...Defense was ranked No. 7 overall (322.1 ypg) and No. 2 in third-down ef ciency (35.0%)...Tied (KC and SD) for the league lead with 18 INTs. COACHING BACKGROUND YEARS COLLEGE/PRO TEAM POSITION 1979-82 University of Findlay Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 1983-86 Miami (OH) Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 1987-89 Navy Secondary 1990-93 Toledo Defensive Coordinator 1994 Notre Dame Secondary 1995-97 Michigan State Defensive Coordinator/Inside LBs 1998-2003 Kent State Head Coach 2004-05 New England Patriots Linebackers 2006-09 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 2010-11 Baltimore Ravens Linebackers 2012-17 Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator “Dean has a wealth of knowledge in understanding an offense and knows how to defend it. He is a terri c communicator and is always willing to accept feedback from players. He is a great talent evaluator and will put his players in the best position to succeed.” – GM Ozzie Newsome


2017 Baltimore Ravens Yearbook
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