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Ravens defense focuses on communication ahead of second preseason game
Ravens defense focuses on communication ahead of second preseason game

Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees puts the film on during defensive meetings and encourages his fellow coaches not to speak. As the footage rolls, he wants to hear only the voices of his players. Loud responses are welcome. Silence isn't. A wrong answer is better than no answer. "All the players have to do all the communication while the film is going on," Pees said. "That way, you know. That's the time to do it. Like I've told them, 'Don't be shy about it.' If you're wrong, now we can fix it. If you don't say anything, I don't know if you know. But even if you say it wrong, then I can tell you why it's wrong and we...

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