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Legendary Titans DC Dean Pees retires from the NFL

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One of the most-brilliant coaching careers for an assistant in the modern history of the NFL has come to a conclusion.

Following his team’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees has decided to retire from the NFL.

Pees, 70, has been an assistant in the NFL since joining the New England Patriots staff back in 2004. He was quickly promoted to defensive coordinator in 2006, serving in that role until joining the Baltimore Ravens in 2010.

Pees was ultimately hired by Mike Vrabel in Tennessee back in 2018 and helped lead a vast improvement on the defensive side of the ball.

All said, Pees earned two Super Bowl titles throughout his career and led seven top-10 defenses in 12 years as a coordinator in the NFL.