Colts plan to interview Leslie Frazier

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The Colts are starting from scratch in their head-coaching search after they were spurned by Josh McDaniels, and the list of candidates is starting to come out.

Among the candidates is Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. The Colts have contacted the Bills about setting up an interview, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Frazier just finished his first season as defensive coordinator of the Bills. He has previously been the head coach of the Vikings and spent many years in the NFL as an assistant, including two years as a Colts assistant under Tony Dungy.

Other candidates for the Colts head coaching job include Dan Campbell and Frank Reich.

48 responses to “Colts plan to interview Leslie Frazier

  1. Well, colts fans if you have Leslie as your coach,then prepare for after game statements like this. ” that’s something we will have to work on”. From a Vikings fan.

  2. I remember when he was on the Colts coaching staff he got in trouble for making the throat slashing sign after the NFL banned the throat slashing sign. Probably not what you’d want to be remembered for.

  3. mcdaniels is a cancer and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in foxborough.

    Again, I’m no colts fan and you hate to feel bad for an afc opponent, but leslie frazier? jeez

  4. Why not throw Jim Zorn’s name in the mix….hahaha. Just kidding. Dont’ worry Colts fans…. it will not be that bad. And actually… I think you dodged a bullet with McDonald’s staying with the Patriots.

  5. Bob LaMonte is Frazier’s agent. Seems ole Bob is still pushing his clients onto his other client so he can make out on both sides of the deal. In a legal proceeding this would be a huge conflict of interest. Not sure how it isn’t here.

  6. Ppl need to quit with the Frank Reich refs. He has no HC pro experience. He doesn’t even call plays. Schwartz has HC experience. He might take that mess that is Indy right now.

    Frankly, the best option might be for Ballard himself to nominally be the HC and wait until next year.

    Frazier is an coordinator, at best.

    Not sure why Del Rio’s name has not come up yet. He’s certainly experienced. Mike Smith, too. Maybe it’s about Ballard feeling like he’d be overshadowed.

    And I am sure some Chiefs connection will eventually come up.

    All in all, they need someone with HC experience…and who is capable for the HC job.

  7. Frazier will forever be remembered for leading the Vikings to the 2nd worse season in franchise history, 3-13 in 2011. This is what will happen if the Colts hire him.

  8. Other potential options: Greg Schiano, or an experienced college HC guy like Brian Kelly (close by) or David Shaw.

    Gomer ain’t no HC. Besides, where’s Sgt Carter?

  9. imadirtyskunk says:

    Not sure why Del Rio’s name has not come up yet

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    I’m guessing Irsay doesn’t like him very much. Del Rio complained about the Colts piping in stadium noise back in the day.

  10. rowdystiller – this isn’t a court of law nor is it a conflict of interest. Lamont can’t force a candidate on Ballard and Irsay and Irsay is the final say not Ballard. To call this a conflict of interest would be like saying Don Yee had a conflict of interest when Brady and Garappolo were on the same team but he didn’t because he still put forth the best effort he could, no different than Lamont.

  11. I’d rather take a risk and hope I hit a homerun with a first time head coach than hire a retread. Guys like Frazier, Del Rio, Mike Smith all have fairly low ceilings. Sure if they catch all the breaks for a season they might put together a good year, but a guy like that won’t be able to do what Pederson did after losing his starting QB. Schwartz is the only former coach out there I’d consider, if he’s learned to clean up the discipline problems his team had in Detroit he could be a good hire

  12. happy1114 says:

    February 8, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Where is Mike Singletary??
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    Watch his ‘A Football Life’ show. He’s still learning the game!

  13. Nice guy and an honorable man, but I suspect this is a Rooney Rule interview. Everyone keeps touting Reich, but I wonder if folks know how truly weird that guy is?

  14. iejdaniel says:
    February 8, 2018 at 10:39 am
    I’ve never seen Leslie say anything on a sideline. How is an interview going to happen?

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    Hah, just like Todd Bowles. They are like 2 cigar store indians standing next to each other on the sideline.

  15. pfffffffffffffffffffffffft says:
    February 8, 2018 at 10:59 am
    Rooney rule: Check.
    Next.
    —————————————————————————————————————————Just a dumb question, but why would they have to do the Rooney rule again since they must of done it before hire McDaniels?

  16. purpleguy says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    Nice guy and an honorable man, but I suspect this is a Rooney Rule interview. Everyone keeps touting Reich, but I wonder if folks know how truly weird that guy is?

    Interesting, tell me more.

  17. rowdystiller says:
    February 8, 2018 at 10:31 am
    Bob LaMonte is Frazier’s agent. Seems ole Bob is still pushing his clients onto his other client so he can make out on both sides of the deal. In a legal proceeding this would be a huge conflict of interest. Not sure how it isn’t here.

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    Probably had them sign a waiver. That’s what lawyers do when they’re conflicted.

  18. happy1114 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Where is Mike Singletary??

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    Off somewhere at a coaching clinic dropping his pants to make a point.

    Oh, Sorry! He did that when working for the 49ers, One of the many reasons this buffoon is not coaching in the NFL anymore….

  19. Frazier would be a really poor choice. Sounds like they are putting his name out there as a favour to Tony Dungy. Might as well call Jim Caldwell in for a consult, if that’s the case. Can’t see Dan Campbell as viable. Reich has no experience and doesn’t even call plays.

    Seriously, I could see Rex Ryan in this situation. Same with Jim Schwartz.

    I agree that with Del Rio there is maybe only a short term gain but he does have experience and they need this given the circumstance they are in.

    I doubt Fisher is viable because he’d want too much control. But he an experienced HC and for as much as ppl bust on him at least he didn’t lead a team to an ignominous record like the HC in CLE this year. And…he took a team to a SB.

    Best scenario: Ballard assumes interim HC and hires a staff, and they can see how things progress from a bad situation. (there is precedent for it in pro football)

  20. No people every minority isn’t the Rooney Rule interview. The Colts fulfilled the Rooney rule before they announced Vince Lombardi as their new head coach and hired assistants just for Ballard to find out he’s been dead since 1970 so he won’t be able to sign the contract.

    These are the “please be our couch even though we have no QB and you have to keep the assistants we’re forcing on you” interviews.

  21. Can Bob LaMonte truly be representing the best interests of his one client, Chris Ballard, but continuously pushing his own clients on him as candidates to the exclusion of others, and then, if one of his candidates is selected, trying to suck the Colts for as much money and as many guarantees as possible when protecting the franchise is the job of of Ballard? I see ethical dilemmas all over situations like these, and I think it’s something the league needs to address. The same goes for when an agent represents both a player and executives and coaches for a team he is negotiating with.

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