Bills promote Leslie Frazier to assistant head coach

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Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has received a promotion.

The Bills announced today that Frazier will add assistant head coach to his title, in addition to remaining defensive coordinator. Bills head coach Sean McDermott said in a statement that Frazier has been a vital part of the Bills’ coaching staff and deserves the recognition.

“Upon taking the job in Buffalo, it was important to me to add a coach with previous head coaching experience like Leslie,” McDermott said. “His fingerprints are all over our operation and I’m extremely grateful for all the years we have worked together. Leslie’s impact on our team is felt every day through his guidance, wisdom, and his genuine care for people. He is a great example to everyone within our organization.”

Frazier is heading into his fourth year as the Bills’ defensive coordinator. He was also head coach of the Vikings from 2010 to 2013 and has been mentioned as a candidate for other head coaching jobs, but did not get an interview in this cycle.

8 responses to “Bills promote Leslie Frazier to assistant head coach

  1. When the defense performs so well year after year, with a fairly thin roster, then someone knows what they’re doing. Perhaps this will head off his considering any head coaching offers. Congratulations to him.

  2. We liked Lezlie…as a defensive coordinator. But those years as the Vikes head coach were the dark years for the Vikings. One (surprise) playoff appearance and no wins. He watched AP run the Vikes to the playoffs and a personal season record. But Lezlie also tied our worst season record in 2013.

  3. That’s my dog!
    You’ll never meet a more genuine human being than coach Frazier.
    Great music video backup dancer too.

  4. The Viking years were a little up and down but there was a serious lack of talent on those teams. Leslie took over just as most of their good players reached the end of their careers, they whiffed on Christian Ponder in the 2011 draft, and there were very few players of note outside of Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson.

    He’s the nicest guy in the NFL, has built a good defense in Buffalo, and deserves another shot as a head coach.

  5. Brobokil says:
    March 4, 2020 at 10:46 am

    We liked Lezlie…as a defensive coordinator. But those years as the Vikes head coach were the dark years for the Vikings. One (surprise) playoff appearance and no wins. He watched AP run the Vikes to the playoffs and a personal season record. But Lezlie also tied our worst season record in 2013.
    ____________

    I don’t know why, but a lot of people continue to believe the 3-13 record happened in 2013. They were 5-10-1 in 2013 and 3-13 in 2011. Kind of amazing he kept his job after that but they went 10-6 in 2012.

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