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Ravens’ Dean Pees won’t gloat about Patriots’ loss

NEW ORLEANS — From the outside looking in, it sure seemed as if former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees avenged some personal slights when his Ravens defense led the way in Baltimore’s 28-13 victory over New England in the AFC Championship game.

After coordinating the Patriots defense for Bill Belichick from 2006-09, Pees did not return after his contract ended and he wound up as linebackers coach for the Ravens. Most times in the NFL, if you go from being a coordinator to a positional coach, your performance was deemed not satisfactory. But Pees has maintained he was not fired and that it was a personal decision.

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