After an on-field collision, Atlanta Falcons defensive coach Dean Pees was taken to the hospital by his teammates.
Following earlier reports of the collision, the Falcons issued a statement in which they confirmed his status.
The statement states that “He was stable and alert, responsive and was transported to University Medical Center New Orleans for further medical testing.”
Frank Bush, the linebackers coach will call defensive plays for Sunday’s match.
Rod Walker, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports that a Saints’ player was making punts. accidentally collided with Pees. Deuce McAllister, an ex-Saints running back, tweeted that Pees was taken off the field on a cart After having his neck stabilized. Pees and Pees collided, but it wasn’t immediately clear what happened or the extent of his injuries.
Pees, who is 73 years old, is in his second year with the Falcons. Before joining the Falcons in 2021, Pees was a NFL defensive coordinator for 14 years with the New England Patriots (Baltimore Ravens), and the Tennessee Titans (Tennessee). In 2004, he was a linebackers coach with Bill Belichick’s Patriots. Pees had spent 25 years in college, including a stint as Kent State’s coach for six years.