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Dean Pees' calmness helped settle Ravens defense after disastrous first quarter Sunday

Dean Pees' calmness helped settle Ravens defense after disastrous first quarter Sunday

Surrendering 20 points before the first quarter even ended to a Cleveland Browns team that had struggled to manufacture 10 points in a Week 1 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles might have elicited a few choice words – and perhaps a physical outburst – from Ravens players on the defensive side of the ball.

But the players kept their emotions in check thanks to the cool demeanor of defensive coordinator Dean Pees. Pees, who has migrated from the coaches’ booth to the sideline this season, gathered the defense after a second Josh McCown-to-Corey Coleman touchdown connection gave Cleveland a 20-2 advantage with 4 minutes,...

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