The Ravens announced this morning that coach John Harbaugh will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to discuss his coaching staff in the wake of former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano's leaving to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
It's unknown whether Harbaugh will announce any changes or simply address the process of filling his coaching staff. However, all indications are that Dean Pees, the Ravens' linebackers coach the past two seasons, will be promoted to defensive coordinator and Cam Cameron, the offensive coordinator the past four seasons, will remain in his current position.
Pees, 62, joined the Ravens’ organization after spending six seasons on Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots’ staff. He was the Patriots’ linebackers coach for two seasons before being elevated to the defensive coordinator post when Eric Mangini left to become the head coach of the New York Jets.
During Pees’ four-year tenure as New England’s defensive coordinator, the Patriots were the only team in the NFL to finish in the top 10 in scoring defense each season, allowing less than 20 points per game every year during that span.
Cameron, meanwhile, has been a lightning rod for fan criticism as his play-calling and relationship with quarterback Joe Flacco have been highly scrutinized. However, Harbaugh has continually stood by him and the Ravens' offense showed more and more balance as the season went on.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times