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Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees retiring

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Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced that he is retiring this afternoon. This isn’t a big surprise after Mike Vrabel had to lure him out of retirement to get him to come to the Titans two years ago. Pees said at the time that he wouldn’t have come out of retirement for anyone other than Vrabel.

Pees deserves a lot of credit for his gameplans in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

There was talk that he might be one and done after last season, but he pretty quickly made the announcement that he would come back for the 2019 season. This marks the end of a 16 year NFL coaching career for Pees.

Vrabel has some work to do on the defensive coaching staff with this announcement and the earlier report that defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs is heading to Ohio State to be the defensive coordinator. At least there won’t be that many changes on the defensive personnel side with Logan Ryan being the only starter who is currently slated to be a free agent.