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Will Frazier Be The Next To Leave?

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Vikings defensive coordinator, Leslie Frazier, has drawn interest from teams looking for a new head coach in the last couple of years.  It is possible that the NFL sees a lot of coaching changes this offseason, and that the Vikings will again be wondering if their defensive coordinator will be departing.

He recently said, “I would like for it to happen.  At the same time I can handle what I am doing now. I enjoy working for the Vikings as a coordinator. And I enjoy the guy I am working with, (head coach) Brad Childress. He’s a good man. But I do aspire to one day be a head coach.”

With so many coaches with rather large resumes (think Shanahan/Cowher) set to re-enter the NFL this offseason, it may be tough for Frazier to stand out in the pack.

However, this weekend he has an opportunity to potentially increase his odds of getting a head coaching position.  Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is feeling his seat become incredibly warm right about now, and if the Vikings defense were to absolutely dismantle the Bears, the Frazier may gain an upper hand should Smith get fired.

Do not forget that Frazier spent much of his football career with Chicago as a player. 

“Chicago will always be a fond place in my heart,” Frazier recently said. “All of my kids were born there. We lived there for such a long time … so many great memories. But when we line up against whoever we are coaching against, it’s just one focus. But I will always have great memories from my time in Chicago playing for the Bears. I have great friends still there.”

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7 Responses to “Will Frazier Be The Next To Leave?”

  1. Purple Charlie says:

    Childress has done a good job at getting Defensive Cords, Tomlin, and now Frazier, I don’t know if he could do that good again…

  2. c.carterhof says:

    You are right Charlie, I wanna see Frazier be a head coach, but dont wanna lose him.

  3. bigjohnny84 says:

    Good job Charlie gettin in ahead of c.c. I must agree also fellas, but as Adam pointed out about the high profile SB winning coaches available I think they will get hired first.

  4. Fragile Fred says:

    Fred likes Frazier, but with the talent on this team, any new hire would suddenly become a great coordinator.

    Freds just hopes the next D coordinator will have a boy’s name.

  5. G.P. says:

    Aaaaah Frazier noooooo!(Cue cinematic scream)The man is one of the key elements as to why the D is so fear inducing. I mean I’d like to see him surpass his current staus because he’s capable of building a great team. The defense is powerful and talented. However, without Fraizer the D may lack the guidance needed to maximize it’s potential. Option number two would be to find someone of equal or greater skill. The guys are skilled but their skills are elevated and magnified by good coaching. Any half wit can ruin even the most talented team.

  6. bigjohnny84 says:

    Very good perspective there GP. Once again GP showing us his great wisdom.

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