New Titans co-ordinators come from very different backgrounds
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NASHVILLE — Tennessee's new
Meanwhile, 68-year-old defensive
"This is something when you get into the coaching profession, you're always looking for the next step," said LaFleur, who served as the Rams' offensive
LaFleur was allowed out of his Rams' contract in part because he will get the chance to be a play-caller with the Titans. Head coach Sean McVey handled the play-calling duties in Los Angeles.
LaFleur plans on opening up the Titans'
"He's as coachable as they come," LaFleur said. "That really stood out to me. We're still kind of going through and trying to evaluate what each one of these guys does well, and we're going to try and tailor our
LaFleur said Mariota, who struggled with 13 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions last year, has what he looks for in a quarterback.
"You can see the talent he possesses. . Some of things that we'll be working on with him — and you never know what a guy has been taught in the past — but we're going to be extremely detailed with his fundamentals and his footwork, because I think that leads to more consistent quarterback play," LaFleur said.
Pees, a 45-year coaching veteran, had retired at season's end as defensive
"When Mike called, it kind of got us reassessing where we were and did we really want to stay retired, and to be honest with you, my kids and my wife were super excited about it," Pees said.
Joining the Titans marks the second time Pees will now work under a player he previously coached. Ravens coach John Harbaugh played for Pees in college
"Mike convinced me. I felt very humbled that a guy that I coached would ask me to come back be persistent on me coming here," Pees said. "The other part of it was it was Nashville. We love this city. Whenever we've been here, we've loved this place. And also looking at the Titans and how they've been playing. The arrow is pointed very much up."
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