At the Ravens press conference today, Dean Pees jumped at the chance to declare that he didn’t want to become a head coach. "I want to be a defensive coordinator." He’s had experience being a head coach at the college level and he did not enjoy all the duties that took him away from his players, who are the reason why he’s a coach in the first place.
"You become a head coach, you become everything but a coach," he said, adding that even in the NFL there are a lot of hats that a head coach has to wear. "I don’t want to wear those hats. I want to wear this one right out here on the practice field, call defenses and play ball and have fun with the players."
Personally, I think Pees has done and excellent job this year considering the circumstances, so I am really excited about this. We’ve had a lot of turnover at the defensive coordinator position over the past few years and assuming nothing changes his situation, maybe we can expect to have some stability moving forward, which I think it is going to be especially important without Ray Lewis--a constant for 17 years!
It would be nice if we could keep Caldwell for awhile too, but at least one side of the ball looks to remain steady.
Full transcripts of all the Friday pressers, including a rare one from Ozzie Newsome.
Video of the Dean Pees presser.