Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced Monday that he is retiring after spending 47 years coaching football, including 16 in the NFL. The decision came after the Titans’ 35-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

Pees said Monday, “It’s been 47 years, I told the team today that 721 games is a lot of games to coach. It’s time. I just feel like it’s a great time for us. I want to spend time with my wife. She’s been very supportive. It’s been a great ride.”

Pees, 70, ended a short retirement in January 2018 to become the defensive coordinator on Mike Vrabel’s staff after Vrabel was named the Titans’ head coach. Just weeks earlier, he had retired as the Baltimore Ravens’ defensive coordinator after six seasons.

Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announces retirement after 47 years of coaching

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