Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees kills the minutes before practices begin and the hours before games start by walking around the perimeter of the field. His pace is usually brisk and his eyes are trained toward the ground. He is almost always by himself and that's by design.
Pees wants there to be no distractions as he visualizes how the next couple of hours might unfold.
"It's just to get my thoughts together, what I'm looking for in practice, or even in a game, what am I going to do if they do this or that," Pees said after Thursday's practice. "I just want to be by myself and think about it."
More often than not this season, Pees' vision...