NEW ORLEANS ( Associated Press) – Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Peace has been released from the hospital and allowed to go home with the team after a pregame accident that left the 73-year-old coach being carried on a stretcher in an ambulance. was done. ,
Peace was run over by New Orleans Saints punt returner Rashid Shaheed in an incident during practice. It appears that the urine hit the martyr’s helmet on his head. Pee was talking to someone in the band and the shock took him by surprise.
Marty said after New Orleans’ 21–18 victory, “I was going back to catch a ball and I ran over it.” “I turned to see him on the stretcher. That’s when I immediately got worried.”
Paramedics quickly surrounded the assistant and lifted him on a stretcher to get him off the field.
In a statement shortly after the crash, the Falcons said Peace was stable, alert and responsive when he was taken to New Orleans University Medical Center for further testing.
Frank Bush took over as interim defensive coordinator on Sunday.
Falcons coach Arthur Smith said, “Obviously it was an anxious moment before the game.” “of course the defensive staff deserves all the credit” how they continued without being pissed.
Smith said, “We called people to warm up, prayed for them, gave them updates, and were honest about the situation.” “People responded and luckily Dean is fine.”
Pace is in his second season as Atlanta’s defensive coordinator after holding the same position with Tennessee (2018-19), Baltimore (2012-17) and New England (2006-09).
Between 1979 and 2003, Pees coached in various positions at Findlay, Miami (Ohio), Navy, Toledo, Notre Dame, Michigan State and finally Kent State, where he was head coach from 1998 to 2003.