Tennessee Titans Make Abrupt Coaching Change
The Tennessee Titans made an abrupt coaching change on Monday.
Fresh off their loss in the NFC Championship Game, the Titans are suffering another blow.
Tennessee defensive coordinator Dean Pees is retiring for the second time.
A widely respected defensive mind in the NFL, the 70-year-old came back to the Titans after originally retiring following the 2017 season.
Mike Vrabel made getting Pees a top priority after becoming Tennessee’s head coach.
Under Pees’ direction, the Titans ranked in the top half of the NFL as it pertained to points allowed. Two years ago, they finished third in the NFL.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, this particular retirement will likely be permanent.
“Titans DC Dean Pees announces that he’s retiring from coaching in NFL,” he tweeted out.
“He planned to retire once, only to be lured back. Bet this one sticks.”
#Titans DC Dean Pees announces that he’s retiring from coaching in NFL. He planned to retire once, only to be lured back. Bet this one sticks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2020
The Titans had an immensely successful 2019-20 season that saw the team reach the AFC Championship Game.
In order to do that, Tennessee had to upset the New England Patriots in the AFC Wild Card round and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round.
Unfortunately, the Cinderella run came to an end this past Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.