Tennessee Titans: We might need Dean Pees now more than ever

Former Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator, Dean Pees, said he would consider coming out of retirement, and we might need him to.

The Tennessee Titans’ defense has been less than stellar this season and has led to many questions about the coaching staff and even the Titans’ defensive-minded head coach, Mike Vrabel.

Former Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees retired at the end of last season, and it shows that his leadership is missed on the coaching staff. Titans fans might get a reunion, though, after Pees hinted at a possible return from retirement.

Pees told Tennessean writer Gentry Estes that he misses being apart of a team, and wouldn’t be opposed to returning to the Titans.

“I’ll be honest with you, I miss it. I miss it a lot,” Pees said. “If the right situation came along, I would certainly consider it. I’ll put it that way. I don’t know that I’d do it. But I’m not saying that I wouldn’t at least consider it.

“When the guys came to the sideline. I felt like I needed to run down there and talk to them. It was hard. It really was really difficult just to not be involved.”

“I miss the guys,” he added. “I miss the players”

If there was ever a time for Pees to return and save the Titans defense, it’d be now. We’d have to wait until 2021 to see Pees running the defense again, but that would be better than seeing a similarly bad defense again this time next year.

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There’s no doubt that if Pees were to return to the Titans, it’d be a win-win for Pees and the Titans. He would get to be back in a team atmosphere and work with the guys again, and the Titans defense would improve greatly from where it’s at right now.