Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Ravens promote Pagano to lead defense
By James Walker
The Baltimore Ravens elevated former defensive backs coach Chuck Pagano to defensive coordinator on Tuesday. He replaces former defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who left Baltimore to take over the same post at the University of Michigan.
Pagano will be the third defensive coordinator for the Ravens in the past four seasons. Rex Ryan left the post following the 2008 season to become head coach of the New York Jets. Mattison was Baltimore's defensive coordinator for the past two years.
The Ravens continue their trend of promoting from within. Pagano coached Baltimore's defensive backs for three seasons and also had NFL coaching stints with the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns.