Leslie Antonio Frazier (born April 3, 1959) is a former cornerback/safety in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and is currently the Head Coach for the Minnesota Vikings.
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Do the Zimmer Haters Club yearn for the day of Leslie Frazier and Brad Childress? . I don't get why they want to fire Zim.
Ya from nostalgia POV but apparently he's struggled in Buffalo and Leslie Frazier has been incredible getting ourDBs to play ball
you don't think our defense would be better with Leslie Frazier?
Russ Grimm, Leslie Frazier and remember all the Bill Cowher talk after Jauron was fired.
Todd Bowles is Leslie Frazier 2.0.that's not a compliment.🏈😎
Should steal Leslie Frazier off Ravens staff or hire Gus Bradley
Dean Pees time is up, Leslie Frazier needs to be defensive coordinator
I'm going to throw out another DC name too, Leslie Frazier, Vikes ex-HC. Coached D with Tomlin and Dungy.
Didn't Minnesota fire Leslie Frazier because he had no team discipline? Vikings secondary ignored gameplan and got ROASTED by Jordy Nelson.
Leslie Frazier as DB coach and Brad Childress for QB coach
IF there are any players who don't like Zimmer's approach, they should be gone. The Leslie Frazier pushover era is over in MN. Deal with it
Looking like a Leslie Frazier defense out here
As Leslie Frazier would say, hmmm, that's a good point.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says Adrian Peterson is expected to play Sunday vs. Panthers.
Rick Spielman & Leslie Frazier didn't work out. Do Twins think Molitor could work out with new GM??
Took first practice test for computer cert. course I am taking this week. I will fail worse than a Leslie Frazier era defense
man defense needs to tighten it up a little bit playing too far off looking like Leslie Frazier defense
Is Leslie Frazier coaching the defense today?
1 thing is for sure: Zimmer is no Leslie Frazier & we're not desperate for QB. Highly doubt Bradford is week 1 unless Zim is fully confident
Tune in LIVE as John Harbaugh, Jimmy Smith, Leslie Frazier, and Kamar Aiken address the media. 💻:
Leslie Frazier said that he believes Jerraud Powers is great fit as nickel corner.
Weddle says Leslie Frazier expects secondary to be great on every play.
First Ravens minicamp practice is from 3-5:30 today. After we'll hear from:. Harbaugh. Leslie Frazier. Mike Wallace. Eric Weddle. Marshal Yanda
Ravens begin their 3-day minicamp today. We'll hear from John Harbaugh, Leslie Frazier, Mike Wallace, Eric Weddle and Marshal Yanda at 5:30.
Are The Ravens moving to 4-3?: The personnel would agree. Leslie Frazier and Joe Cullen were both brought in f...
sometimes I think about Brad Childress and Leslie Frazier and get really sad. Then I think about Zim and I get really happy
Ravens hire ex-Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier to run secondary in defensive staff shake-up...
In other news Leslie Frazier, Ex-Vikings Head Coach came into my work yesterday 😳😳
Leslie Frazier got a "raw deal" by having his play-calling duties stripped by Lovie Smith -.
Former Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has been hired by the Ravens as their secondary coach. Joe Cullen also heading to Baltimore
We have added Leslie Frazier to the coaching staff as the secondary coach. READ MORE:
Ravens Make Two Coaching Additions: The team added Leslie Frazier as defensive backs coach and Joe Cullen and…
We have made additions to the staff, adding secondary coach Leslie Frazier and d-line coach Joe Cullen. . READ:
Reports: Ravens to hire Leslie Frazier, as new DB's coach. Joe Cullen, also on Bucs staff, hired as new DL coach.
Will be VERY interesting to see how Leslie Frazier and Joe Cullen fare away from Lovie.
Source tells that Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is a candidate to become
Leslie Frazier relives his Super Bowl injury, the last play of his career, to
bring him to the NFC north. We miss Mark Trssman, Jim Schwartz & Leslie Frazier
DC Leslie Frazier disappinted in Lavonte David being snubbed from Pro Bowl. WATCH:
Leslie Frazier says Johnthan Banks had "a bit of a hiccup" in his play earlier but will get big opportunities 2 prove himself as season ends
DC Leslie Frazier says CB Johnthan Banks "will get a chance here these last two games to show us he CAN be the guy"
"We haven't closed the door on Johnthan Banks at all." -Leslie Frazier
Leslie Frazier, unlike his boss, talks up Johnthan Banks. "We haven't closed the book on Johnthan at all."
Leslie Frazier says Jude Adjei-Barimah's playing time was affected by giving up the big play over the top.
Leslie Frazier says like a lot of guys, Gerald McCoy has been playing hurt.
Leslie Frazier says this has to be the week they turn around the fact they haven't been creating turnovers of late.
"We've been moaning and groaning about" lack of takeaways, Bucs DC Leslie Frazier says. Just one in last four games. Wants spark vs. Bears.
Leslie Frazier says Lavonte David's play says he should be a pro bowler.
"Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier is now up at… "
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier baffled by Lavonte David Pro Bowl snub. Said no one is playing better OLB…
Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier is now up at the podium for his presser. WATCH LIVE:
this isnt Leslie Frazier s defense so relax
Asked if there could be some coaching changes, Yasinskas says Leslie Frazier "could be the fall guy".
Leslie Frazier says DE William Gholston played a big role in the Bucs' outstanding run defense on Sunday.
Vikings got theirs when they got rid of Aunt Leslie Frazier
nice defense on this latest Falcons drive. Just getting diced. Is Leslie Frazier back calling the defense?
This reminds me of Leslie Frazier era Vikings defense.
is Leslie Frazier on Chicago's defensive staff by chance?
Leslie Frazier says you have to account for TY Hilton on every snap.
Leslie Frazier says there's no doubt should be in the Hall Of Fame.
Leslie Frazier says Matt Hasselbeck is a very savvy quarterback, and "what happens above the neck is what's impressive about him."
Leslie Frazier says Kwon Alexander has handled things well beyond his age.
Leslie Frazier at the podium. Said its a thing of beauty to watch the offense control a game like the Bucs Sunday. Makes for a well-rested D
Leslie Frazier says he thinks the change at the corner position has been the biggest difference defensively.
Leslie Frazier is addressing the media and he's very excited about Thanksgiving!
Stay tuned, Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier schedule to address the media at 12:55pm. TUNE IN ONLINE:
Everyone saying Mike Singletary or Leslie Frazier to be next coach need to have several seats.
On 1st play of 2nd half, Dent pressures David Archer and Leslie Frazier picks him off, returned to the 21
Did the Vikings hire Leslie Frazier before today's game?
At least the team won't be put to sleep at halftime by Leslie Frazier.
Saw Leslie Frazier mention he was trying to cover for Kwon early on. Trusting him now and just playing his position.
Jeffrey Lurie and Bucs DC Leslie Frazier just had a nice embrace. Frazier was the DBs coach in Philly from '99-'02
If Illinois were smart, Leslie Frazier would be the guy. Played here, was an assistant coach here and has NFL ties.
Leslie Frazier field should be number 1
Leslie Frazier on CB Jude Adjei-Barimah: "The game's never been too big for him." Was talked a lot about in camp. https…
DC Leslie Frazier scheduled to speak at 12:05pm. WATCH LIVE:
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier suggests the Jags targeted CB Tim Jennings a bit on Sunday. He expects the struggling veteran to rebound after bye wk
Jared Allen had at least two sacks in four of the first five games he played against Lovie Smith's Bears teams, playing for Leslie Frazier.
How come you don't talk about Lovie Smith & Leslie Frazier on the how many losses does it take to fire them
Timely blitz by Danny Lansanah to knock Mallett pass, resulting in Kwon Alexander INT. Just like Leslie Frazier, er, Lovie Smith drew it up
Just saw Leslie Frazier. He wore a huge smile. Joe mentioned how defense stiffened. He looked at Joe and said, " How about that?"
DC Leslie Frazier says the Bucs will see as they go how much DT Henry Melton will play at end. Melton has done well there.
DC Leslie Frazier confirms this report: Bucs' coach Smith will call defensive plays this season via
Familiar faces on the Bucs: LB Larry Dean, DE George Johnson and, of course, former HC Leslie Frazier (Bucs defensive coordinator).
too bad Leslie Frazier and Bill Musgrave never gave him a fair chance 😒
Leslie Frazier is calling defensive plays for the Cavs
Lovie sending Leslie Frazier upstairs and he's taking over defensive playcalling. I think that will help us.
LOL. Well I like Josh McCown, does that count? What about Leslie Frazier
Great day at Silver Dollar City with Candice and Kimberly Frazier, Marlene Murphy, and Stephanie Dawson! Was glad...
Why? The ineptitude of Leslie Frazier will be the same as Lovie's. .
Zimmer is the man!!! No way Leslie Frazier would have been able to handle this mess!!!
Remember when the players personally asked Spielman not to fire Leslie Frazier? Can you imagine if they were able to convince him?
Leslie Frazier thinks that can be corrected
Leslie Frazier is going to disagree after he watches the tape.
Josh that was under the talents of Leslie Frazier...We have a coach that knows more about defense now and a HOF OFC.
Leslie Frazier would still be watching film….
Alcorn State has been truly been blessed to have so many legends come through ...Coach Leslie Frazier http…
Bucs also had defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier here in Gainesville today at Gators' pro day.
If only Leslie Frazier had his son, Erin Henderson, to man this defense.
Zimmer just did the Leslie Frazier "Hooray!" fist reaction upon hearing an obscure stat about playing at TCF Bank Stadium.
Leslie Frazier would win coach of the year with Erin Rogers in GB.
We have hired former Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp as defensive assistant to DC Leslie Frazier. STORY:
TBB Times: Bucs' Leslie Frazier has long history with Bears
Leslie Frazier played for Bears from 1981-85, now facing them as opposing coach for 17th time. Won first 7 games against Bears; 3-7 since.
Mike Zimmer decided to be Leslie Frazier for Halloween. Conservative coaching at its finest
When you bring in a Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier to run the D, expectations were high and it's been a failure.
People forget Leslie Frazier did the same thing with Erin and Greenway. It's the DL scheme change making biggest difference, IMO
Ron I would say Lovie Smith would need a DC, but Leslie Frazier has that job. Could go back 2 coaching LB's. Lavonte David
someone check the mic and make sure it's not Leslie Frazier.
DC Leslie Frazier: Will have to play our best football of the season to beat the
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier meeting with media. Says team must play its best football of the season to get out of Cleveland with a win ...
DC Leslie Frazier about to address the media, followed by DT Gerald McCoy then open locker room
Switching gears today, I'm back at One Buc Place. DC Leslie Frazier talking in a few.
Sunday vs. Bucs, Browns may or may not have TE Jordan Cameron (concussion), who caught 3 TDs vs Leslie Frazier's Vikings in win last season.
Leslie Frazier defense failed in Minnesota and he is failing here
Former safety Mark Barron has some interesting comments about life under Def. Coord. Leslie Frazier, 11pm sports,
RGIII had two big games against Leslie Frazier's Vikings...not Zimmer's defense. The D is still coming together but it's 10x what it was.
Leslie Frazier is smiling right now. 2 weeks after his 42 point blowout loss.
Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier on his staff. Is it fair to say the Tampa 2 is finally dead?
Vikes coaches how the fared in their first game as coach: Van Brocklin = Win over Chicago in 1961 Bud Grant = Loss to San Fran in 1967. Bud beat San Fran in his (first game) return after his 1 year retirement in 1985. Les Steckel = Loss to San Diego in 1984. Jerry Burns = Loss to Detroit in 1986. Denny Green = Win over Green Bay 1992. Mike Tice = interim = Loss to Baltimore in 2001. Mike Tice = Permanent Coach = Loss to Chicago in 2002. Brad Childress = Win over Washington in 2006. Leslie Frazier = interim = Win over Washington. Leslie Frazier = Permanent Coach = loss to San Diego.
Leslie Frazier got our DEF out here working.
safety Mark Barron expected to thrive under the defensive strategy of Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier.
He further claimed that general manager Rick Spielman and then-Head Coach Leslie Frazier discouraged him from speaking out on social issues and had an unproductive meeting with team player development director Les Pico about Priefer's comments ...
Ex-Vikings coach/then Bears CB Leslie Frazier just picked Marino off 1st play of 2nd half. Steve Fuller has been QBing the Bears (not JM)
Leslie Frazier wins biggest walleye for the second year in a row. I finished second by 1/2". Major disappointment.
Kevin Williams was very honest today when discussing the shortcomings of Leslie Frazier and Christian Ponder on
VIDEO: Leslie Frazier talks about battles at cornerback and the health of Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron -
Bucs' DC Leslie Frazier says that both Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron are ruled out for mini-camp due to injuries:
Leslie Frazier said Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson aren't expected to be ready for minicamp next week. Hopeful they'll be back for camp.
Apparently the Packers should fire McCarthy for Rob Chudzinski, Leslie Frazier, Greg Shiano, Jim Shwartz, Mike Mularky, Norv Turner,...
Leslie Frazier is the first former Head Coach to be nominated for the PFWA's Jack Horrigan Award for professionalism wit…
Greg Schiano and Leslie Frazier. I think most QB's have failed under them.
just because Leslie Frazier and Greg Schiano are bad offensive coaches doesn't mean Freeman ***
A piece I wrote on Leslie Frazier might jog a few Bears memories. (I grew up in Marino era
NoTearsLG Miami Dolphins pleased to announce Leslie Frazier as the new Head Coach. Rooney Rule, waddup.
Also let's not forget Leslie Frazier is a Helluva coach in his own right.. We're blessed with considerable coaching
Take your kids to the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience w/ Luvie Smith & Leslie Frazier! Details:
I'll be glad to pass on Happy Birthday wishes to Leslie Frazier for you.
On April 12th join my old friends, Lovie Smith & Leslie Frazier for the Father & Kids Experience:
can't let personal get into business. I love Leslie Frazier as a person, terrible coach. Same as
In My Opinion, Tampa Bay should NOT trade Darrelle Revis. Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier will use him the right way.
Forget the Combine Sherman! We are taking the Wayback Machine to bring back the young and healthy Wiber Marshall, Richard Dent, Steve McMichaels, William Perry, Otis Wilson, Dan Hampton, Dave Duerson, Mike Singletary, Gary Fencik, Leslie Frazier, Mike Richardson and of course, Buddy Ryan!
is coming back? YES. I look forward to the episode in which Ragnar Lothbrok fires Leslie Frazier.
Leslie Frazier introduced in Tampa yesterday & continued to distance himself from the Josh Freeman situation. More —>
Former Vikings coach and new Bucs DC Leslie Frazier says Minnesota's handling of QB Josh Freeman was unfair, unwise:
New Tampa Bay Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier met with the media on Wednesday at One Buc Place and talked about a number of subjects, including Jared Allen, Gerald McCoy and even Josh Freeman. Frazier also talked about his journey from being fired to being hired in Tampa Bay.
Leslie Frazier hints that Josh Freeman didn't get a fair shake in Minnesota
Zimmer will have his hands full w/ the Vikings D. MIN had the worst opponent Total QBR (67.4) during the Leslie Frazier …
2014 Draft Needs: NFC North By Kevin Weidl Blake Bortles Will Central Florida QB Blake Bortles be around long enough to land with the Minnesota Vikings? We're examining the NFC North in our division-by-division early breakdown of team needs. The Lions and Bears both faltered down the stretch, allowing the Packers to steal the division crown although they finished with just an 8-7-1 record. There will be a few new coaching regimes within the division in 2014, as both the Lions (Jim Schwartz) and Vikings (Leslie Frazier) fired their Head Coaches. Here is a very early look at the position along with a few prospects that each team could be targeting as we get closer to this May's draft. As usual, draft-eligible non-seniors are denoted with an asterisk. CHICAGO BEARS (8-8) Draft Position: No. 14 overall Needs: Defensive line, defensive back, guard/center Chicago has a strong need to infuse youth along the defensive front line. This unit was battered by injuries, which played a big part in the Bears holding lea ...
Christian Ponder and Leslie Frazier were inextricably linked during their time together with the Minnesota Vikings, and the quarterback feels partially at fault for the coach's dismissal.
Lovie Smith & Leslie Frazier... Things are really looking up Buccaneers fans!
With Lovie Smith as the HC, Jeff Tedford as the OC and now Leslie Frazier as the DC, the Buccaneers have one if the best staffs in the NFL
officially hire ex-Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier to be Lovie Smith's defensive coordinator. Frazier is a Ton…
In less than a week, the Bucs have named their new Head Coach (Lovie Smith), OC (Jeff Tedford), and DC (Leslie Frazier). I likey. :)
Here is how I choose to see this...Tampa received Leslie Frazier in exchange for Josh Freeman. The future is as bright as the Florida sun! Finally I an say Go Bucs!
Lovie Smith has final say on roster... Lovie Smith's contract contains a clause that gives him final say over all personnel matters on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 53-man roster, according to league sources. That control is something Smith did not officially have in Chicago when he was the Bears' Head Coach. Smith will be formally introduced as the Buccaneers' coach Monday. As for hiring a general manager, many around the league believe Smith ultimately will hire Kansas City's director of pro personnel Chris Ballard, whom he worked with in Chicago. Leslie Frazier will be the next defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the former Minnesota Vikings coach told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Former California Head Coach Jeff Tedford will be the Buccaneers' Offensive Coordinator. The Buccaneers fired coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik last week after finishing 4-12.
Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed he will indeed be the next Defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccs..! --[confirms Josina Anderson]
Leslie Frazier returns to his natural habitat. D-coordinator for Tampa Bay. Him and Lovie Smith won't make it easy for Drew, Cam & Matt.
ESPN - Ex-Vikes coach Leslie Frazier confirms to ESPN's Josina Anderson he will be next D-coordinator for Bucs
Leslie Frazier has told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will be the new defensive coordinator in Tampa. Initial reports stated that Rod Marinelli would get the job.
Lovie Smith as Head Coach at Tampa Bay and Leslie Frazier as Defensive Coordinator. That team will be good next year no doubt.
Leslie Frazier says he’s headed to Tampa as defensive coordinator It’s been an interesting few days for Leslie Frazier. He was fired as the Head Coach of the Vikings on Monday, called a coward by Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Thursday and ended the week by getting a new job. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Frazier told her that he is “headed to Tampa” to be the new defensive coordinator for the Buccaneers. Frazier was mentioned as a possibility for the coordinator position shortly after Smith was reported as Tampa’s choice to replace Greg Schiano. Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, who worked with Smith in Chicago, was also mentioned in relation to the job, but there was some question as to whether the Cowboys would approve a move to Tampa. That appears to be a moot point now. Frazier worked as an assistant under Tony Dungy in Indianapolis, so there’s plenty of familiarity with the Cover 2 scheme that Smith, who worked for Dungy in Tampa, prefers to run. He joins offensive ...
Ex vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the bucs defensive coordinator espns Josina Anderson reports -Jacob
Filed to ESPN: Leslie Frazier just text me "going to Tampa." Frazier will be next defensive coordinat…
BY: John Mamola / 620wdae.comIt's been a wild week for Leslie Frazier but mere days after being fired as Head Coach of the Minnesota Viki
Leslie Frazier, fired as Vikings coach Monday, is heading to Tampa Bay as the defensive coordinator.
Leslie Frazier says he's headed to Tampa as defensive coordinator
Leslie Frazier next bucs defensive coordinator. Hope he brings Jared Allen with him.
What if Lovie Smith hired Leslie Frazier as DC and Hue Jackson as OC?
So Lovie Smith Head Coach. Jeff Tedford as our Offensive Coordinator and now Leslie Frazier as our Defensive Coordinator
Leslie Frazier has notified Adam Schefter he will be "going to Tampa" to work with Lovie Smith.
I think the best hires for OC/DC that make the most sense and allow for a smooth transition are Norv Turner and Leslie Frazier. Garrett runs his offense based on the Air Corrydel model (same as Turners) and Frazier spent time coaching under Tony Dungy in Indianapolis. Make it happen Jerrah! -Rudy
Former Vikings punter and pro *** ally Chris Kluwe posted an online article today on Deadspin calling special team coordinator Mike Priefer "a bigot" and former coach Leslie Frazier and current general manager Rich Spielman "two cowards" for releasing him in May after eight seasons with the team.
The Minnesota Vikings, who fired their Head Coach and former Bengals DC Leslie Frazier, are reportedly "very interested" in Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden. They'll have to wait until Jan. 12 to interview them.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe went ballistic on Leslie Frazier, special teams coach Mike Priefer and GM Rick Spielman in a Deadspin article. Kluwe writes about how he was treated...
If Monte Kiffin is fired and Marinelli is given permission to go to Tampa, Mike Fisher believes that the Cowboys could sign Leslie Frazier (Former Vikings Head Coach) as the new D-coordinator. Frazier could also potentially bring Mike Singletary (who is the Vikings LB coach) to Dallas with him. Fisher also believes that the Cowboys will pursue Norv Turner as the Offensive Coordinator if he is released by the Browns.
Dam Rod Marinelli will be joining Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay. Wow look for Tampa Bay to be a good team next year. Dam hurts to lose Marinelli cause the man did change our D-line for the first half of the season but then the injuries came. Can't expect production when you have 18 different players. I kind of saw Marinelli leaving. Hopefully Kiffin gets the boot. Leslie Frazier should be Dallas' top candidate for DC and Norv Turner as OC. MAKE IT HAPPEN JERRY!! - Jeeno
okay Phil Emery...good job with Cutler. Now on to the defense! Let's start with Leslie Frazier before Lovie snags him for Tampa!
Conflicting reports surfaced Wednesday night about whether Leslie Frazier, fired Monday as Vikings coach, will be named Tampa Bay defensive coordinator under new coach Lovie Smith.
hire Lovie Smith as next Head Coach. Lovie to bring in Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier as DC, former Cal co…
Leslie Frazier did everything he could to sell players on his gamble, despite signs Josh Freeman wasn't ready to play less than two weeks after signing with the Minnesota Vikings in October.
like Leslie Frazier would get DC job. I'd look for Ash to be a position coach, maybe Associate HC too.
Look for Lovie Smith to bring Jeff Tedford as his Offensive Coordinator and Leslie Frazier as his defensive coordinator
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So we fire Mel Tucker and bring in Leslie Frazier who then brings singletary...Frazier has previous Head Coach ability and he just watches the defense and tress watches the offense and bring back some old boys to keep tradition.just a thought
The Minnesota Vikings are cleaning house, and now the skeletons are starting to come out of the closet. According to USA Today via several anonymous Vikings players, Leslie Frazier lost the team when he tried to paint Josh Freeman as a… [ 176 more words. ]
Minnesota's grisly QB situation -- especially the Josh Freeman signing -- contributed to the firing of Leslie Frazier. "You could tell Josh did not know the offense," one Vikings player said this week.
Charley Walters: Mike Grant as Vikings coach? 'Delusional': On Monday, after dismissing Leslie Frazier as coach...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Fair or not to now-fired coach Leslie Frazier, the Minnesota Vikings have had a glaring void at quarterback since he was hired. General manager Rick Spielman said he's confident he will solve the problem, but he also acknowledged Monday his prior lack of success at doing so. "I haven't got it right yet," Spielman said. "We've worked as hard as we could to try to get that right." Spielman has had full charge of the roster for the past two seasons and been a chief decision-maker on the draft with the Vikings for seven years. He said he takes full responsibility for the personnel decisions -- which include taking Christian Ponder with 12th overall pick in 2011 -- that shaped the roster Frazier was given. Ponder was one of seven quarterbacks to start at least one game in Frazier's three-plus seasons with the team. Spielman also had an underwhelming record in Miami, where in his time running the personnel department he also failed to deliver a trustworthy starter at the sport's most crit ...
Monday saw the Detroit Lions part ways with Jim Schwartz while the Minnesota Vikings waved goodbye to Leslie Frazier.
I didn't play well enough to keep the job and for us to win as many games as we should have. So it stinks knowing that was a contribution to what happened. - Vikings QB Christian Ponder, takes partial blame for Leslie Frazier's firing
Quarterback Christian Ponder admitted that his struggles under center helped catalyze the Minnesota Vikings front office's decision to part ways with coach Leslie Frazier on Monday.
Christian Ponder admitted that his struggles helped lead the Minnesota Vikings to fire coach Leslie Frazier.
Minnesota Vikings fire coach Leslie Frazier, Redskins fire coach Shanahan and Lions fire coach Jim Schwartz - I guess it's clean up time
Five NFL coaches fired... Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five Head Coaches were unemployed. Fired Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier, and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. Cleveland didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski Sunday night after just one season on the job. Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls in Denver in the 1990s, spent four seasons with the Redskins and was 24-40. Schwartz coached the Lions for five seasons, finishing 29-52. Frazier had a little more than three seasons with the Vikings to compile an 18-33-1 mark. Schiano only got two years with the Buccaneers, going 11-21. He had three years and $9 million left on his contract. Tampa Bay also fired general manager Mark Dominik. The firings all came on the heels of the Texans (2-14), who own the top choice in May’s draft after losing their final 14 games, releasing coach Gary Kubiak late in the season. Shanahan reached into the presidential playbo ...
I hate to see people get fired, but Mel Tucker needs to go. I understand all the injuries, but the role of a coach is to work with what he has and coach up the players. Clearly he did not do that. Now that Leslie Frazier is available, and he is a good defensive coordinator, he should be the Bears next man up.
Leslie Frazier for cowboys defensive coordinator. Anyone in the world for jerry jones as gm
Minnesota Vikings: When he didn't get a contract extension after last year's surprising run to the playoffs, Leslie Frazier's future was somewhat preordained. Frazier was probably a victim of his own success in 2012, and when the quarterback carousel began spinning this season, there was almost no chance he could save his job. It wasn't Frazier's fault that the front office could not identify a signal-caller-- wonder what Josh Freeman is thinking right now -- but it was his fault that his two coordinators sometimes seemed overmatched. Now Rick Spielman gets to hire a coach, but the GM might have a tough sales job, what with no quarterback, a pass rush that needs a lot of help and -- oh, by the way -- a team that will be playing outdoors in a college facility for two years while the Vikings' new stadium is built.
Coaching dominoes to benefit Bengals pair December, 30, 2013 11:45 AM ET By Coley Harvey | ESPN.com CINCINNATI -- It's Black Monday around the NFL, and for a still to-be-determined number of men and their families, its arrival has good reason to be met with unwelcome arms. For two Cincinnati Bengals assistant coaches, though, there also is reason to grudgingly embrace this day. While they certainly won't be glad to see some of their peers get booted from head-coaching opportunities, Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden do have to understand that as dark as this postseason Monday may be for some, it could help illuminate a brighter path for their own careers. By late Monday morning, already three Head Coaches had been fired. Washington let go of Mike Shanahan, Minnesota parted ways with Leslie Frazier and Cleveland split with Rob Chudzinski on Sunday. During the season, Houston also cut ties with Gary Kubiak. Other firings could be on the horizon. It has been hinted here and elsewhere all season that at long last, t ...
A lot of HC's fired today including Jim Schwartz, Mike Shannahan, Leslie Frazier, Greg Schiano, and Rob Chudzinski.
Vikes fire the classiest coach since Bud Grant. Sorry, but you don't go from a top vote-getter for Coach of the Year to bad coach in one year. The Vikings have many reasons they always struggle. Leslie Frazier was not the problem.. One man's opinion.
Now that Leslie Frazier has been fired as Head Coach, does this mean that Christian Ponder is next to be fired?
The Minnesota Vikings fired Leslie Frazier for being 5 - 10 this season. I had no idea the team had a height requirement.
Here's my rant for tonight...It was not Leslie Frazier's fault that he did not have the talent to work with. We just lost man who is very much like Tony Dungy. The coaches are always the first to be blamed.Pray for Coach Frazier as a fellow believer. The man to look at is Rick Speilman who drafted Christian Ponder.we could have had Russell Wilson or Kolin Kappernick.whew I feel better now!:)
Lousy QB play contributed to Leslie Frazier being fired. Christian Ponder said it "stinks'' he didn't play better.
The Minnesota Vikings relieved coach Leslie Frazier of his duties on Monday morning, but players in the locker room don't know the future of his staff as some express support for those coaches who remain.
The Minnesota Vikings fired coach Leslie Frazier on Monday morning, one year after they made the playoffs and one day after they finished a 5-10-1 season. After going 10-6 in 2012, the Vikings regressed this year, done in by a leaky defense and an ongoing inability to find stability at quarterback.…
The reasons why the following got fired: Mike Shanahan: no john elway or Terrell Davis Jim Schwartz: just an *** Greg Schiano: came from college Leslie Frazier: Christian Ponder Rob Chudzinski: chip Kelly went to Philly
If the Bears fire Mel Tucker, I would be very pleased if they hired Leslie Frazier to be D-Coordinator.
Less than 12 months ago, Mike Shanahan, Leslie Frazier and Gary Kubiak were coaching in January. Now all three are unemployed. Jerry Glanville got it spot on when he said NFL stands for "Not For Long." Most mindbaffling to me was the Chudzinski firing. No bones about it, the Browns sucked this year. However, going into the season, they were expected to and the new owner/front office clearly threw in the towel before the first kickoff of the season. Lombardi (and I sure as *** am not talking Michael) himself wouldn't win with Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell taking a majority of the snaps behind center. Sad and telling stat... The Steelers have had 3 Head Coaches since 1969... The Browns will be hiring their third coach since 2012. Teams can't win when ownership is hitting "reset" every off season, contrary to the "what have you done for me now?" mentality of most fans.
With Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman, Matt Cassell & other stiffs at QB, I'm shocked it didn't work out for Leslie Frazier with the Vikings.
The news is in! Which coach do you think was most deserving to get the “ax”? A. Rob Chudzinkski (Browns) B. Jim Schwartz (Lions) C. Greg Schiano (Buccaneers) D. Mike Shanahan (Redskins) E. Leslie Frazier (Vikings) F. Gary Kubiak (Texans)
Bud Grant, Les Steckel, Jerry Burns, Denny Green, Mike Tice, Brad Childress & Leslie Frazier. Face it, You'll never see the Lombardi Trophy in your lifetime & possibly your children's as well. "This is the year we're going all the way" is not a phrase in your playbook. Just saying.
Tonight on News 12 at 5, the Vikings begin the search for Leslie Frazier's replacement, and the city of Mankato takes a new approach to dealing with the freezing temps, ice and snow. See you in a little more than an hour!
Other names attached to Lovie Smith coaching staff: OL Tony Sparano, DC Leslie Frazier and obviously Rod Marinelli in any capacity he wants.
I heard that Leslie Frazier former Starter on The '85 Bears was fired as coach of The vikes today I say send Mel Tucker out & Make Frazier New D-Coordinator Also Bye Bye to Most of the Bear free agents I'd Bring Back Josh as Back up QB Jay as starter Keep Ratliff and provided Peanut would play Safety @ a discount and Melton would take a cap friendly deal I'd dam near get rid of all other remaining bear free agents I love my team and part of loving your team is knowing when your veteran players can't justify their salary cap # I know Briggs & Peanut have had gr8 careers and that Hester will eventually set NFL Return Record and that Peppers Like Tillman & Briggs has had a dam good career but Thanks for your efforts on the field goodbye (including Peanut unless he moves to safety CONTE, Wright & 4 Sure Mel Tucker as Mike North would say SEE YA! Bears should also Do like former Packer GM Ron Wolfe and draft a QB every yr. Josh is up there and what if Jay Gets Hurt BEAR DOWN I WANT LOMBARDI TROPHIES (NOTICE I ...
Daniel Snyder: If you are going to insist on being the owner of the Redskins can you please make a better short list of coaches. Bill Cowher? Really? Can we get someone that has been on the sidelines in the last few years. I was thinking Lovie Smith with Leslie Frazier as Offensive Coordinator. Or Bill O'Brien, or even Baylor's coach.
Leslie Frazier didn't draft Christian Ponder. Ponder is the biggest reason Frazier lost his job. The man who drafted Ponde…
Rick Spielman just answered the Big Question. If he is being honest, sticking with Christian Ponder was Leslie Frazier's call.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that Leslie Frazier will not return as Head Coach in 2014.
Dawg. Leslie Frazier made the playoffs last year. This year, my man had Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman, and Matt Cassel...come on, son.
. Re: Vikings firing of Leslie Frazier...Bud Grant is rested and ready.
Well I see Head Coaches around the NFL started getting Fired. Chudzinski ( Browns ) Got fired right after game was over yesterday. Today so far Leslie Frazier ( Vikings ), Mike Shanahan ( Redskins ), Greg Sciano ( Bucs ), and reports being leaked right now that Jim Swartz ( Lions ) has been fired. Gary Kubiak ( Texans ) was fired a few weeks ago. Then you have Jerry Jones saying he stands behind Jason Garrett LOL. Guess 8-8 is a milestone for old Jerry and those Cowpatties and let's not forget about those 5 Super Bowl rings they won way back then when Cavemen played as I am sure some of them will be along to remind us Saints fans of those years gone by LOL. I will be surprised if Tom Coughlan is still around to coach the Giants next season. I think Coughlan's old school style of football has passed him by. Then you have the Raiders. I think Dennis Allen is safe only because we talking about the Raiders. Who they going to get to coach? No coach worth anything going there to coach with the history they ha . ...
Feel bad for Leslie Frazier, wasn't his fault he was given Christian Ponder to work with.
Leslie Frazier fired as Minnesota Vikings coach -
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Vikings announce Frazier out as Head Coach: Leslie Frazier will not return next season as the Minnesota Vikings' coach, the team anno...
Mike Shanahan and Leslie Frazier fired in latest NFL house cleaning
Pink Slips fly today: Mike Shanahan, Greg Schiano, Leslie Frazier, Rob Chudzinski and Jim Schwartz were all fired.
With the exception of Leslie Frazier this has been a great Monday.
Firings plentiful in the today: Mike Shanahan, Leslie Frazier, Jim Schwartz, and Greg Schiano all let go.
Leslie Frazier should not have been fired it's not his fault the Vikings suck
Also, see ya later Leslie Frazier, Greg Schiano and Mike Shanahan. A few good teams up for grabs. Going to be fun to see who lands which job
do you agree that Leslie Frazier's coaching career is over?
No shock.. announce Leslie Frazier has been fired.
Leslie Frazier leaving Winter Park one last time
leslie Frazier knew he was getting fired he came into my brothers best buy last week and asked which service would work the best in cincy
"Vikings announced Leslie Frazier will not return." thank god
And Leslie Frazier is gone as the Head Coach from the Maybe now we can get a new coaching staff so our team plays halfway decent.
Leslie Frazier did not deserve to be fired. Not sure what he could do without a quarterback.
It could be freaking cold today but Minnesotans have something to smile about, Leslie Frazier is gone !
Now that Vikings have fired Leslie Frazier, next HC expected to go is Washington's Mike Shanahan. Meeting with Dan Snyder…
BREAKING: The Vikings have fired Head Coach Leslie Frazier after 4 seasons in Minnesota.
Leslie Frazier deserved the ax in Minnesota. had lots of trouble closing out games. Will be a point of emphasis for the new coach.
Vikings announce that Leslie Frazier has been fired.
With Leslie Frazier getting fired by the former OSU DC Fred Pagac will be looking for work. Interesting.
I don't think Leslie Frazier or Jim Schwartz should have been fired.
The Minnesota Vikings have fired Leslie Frazier for "having a girl's first name".
Vikings finally do something right and fire Leslie Frazier
I hate this day. Leslie Frazier is an incredible coach and an even more incredible man that I love. Go ahead and not t…
Vikings announced Leslie Frazier will not return.
Bucs fire Greg Schiano !! Mike Shanahan has been fired by 'Skins, Leslie Frazier has been fired by Vikes & Rob Chudzinski…
“I'm glad we let go of leslie frazier he was garbage” lmao
The NFC North gets an expected shakeup with the Lions firing Jim Schwartz and the Vikings getting rid of Leslie Frazier.
Thank the good lord above for Zygi Wilf firing Leslie Frazier
Vikings announce firing of Head Coach Leslie Frazier
The Minnesota Vikings have fired coach Leslie Frazier a day after they wrapped up a 5-10-1 season.
When Leslie Frazier addressed the media following Sunday's season finale, his foremost explanation for the Vikings' disappointing season was lack of stability at quarterback.
Hmmm. Leslie Frazier was a successful defensive coach and coordinator before he was a Head Coach. He's looking for a job. Know any teams that could use a good DC? Like any that have to face Colin Kaepernick this weekend? .
Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan fired as well
Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier was fired this morning. Following the story all day and will have the latest at 5 and 6!
Vikings fire Leslie Frazier. Packer fans anticipate a quick replacement with Mike Shanahan, who will bring in QB Matt Schaub.
Minnesota Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier is out of a job.
Praise the lord we fired Leslie Frazier
Leslie Frazier is no longer vikings Head Coach
So that makes Greg Schiano, Jim Schwartz, Leslie Frazier, Rob Chudzinski and the Gm of the Buccaneers jobless. At least your already a millionaire.
*He may have taken the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs last season, but this year it was a whole different story and that means Head Coach Leslie Frazier‘s a goner. The team made the announcement today. The Vikings went 4-3-1 … Continue… [ 313 more words. ]
The Vikings have fired Leslie Frazier. Penn State Head Coach Bill O'Brien could be a candidate for that job in Minnesota.
In a world of instant gratification, NFL organizations are the epitome of the issue. They want to win and win now and tremendous investments are made in the hopes of achieving that goal. Yesterday, marked the conclusion of the season for any teams that did not make the playoffs. Consequently, NFL teams began the coaching carousel once again. Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins and Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings were both fired today. However, they were not the first. Sunday evening an announcement was made that Rob Chudzinski would be fired as the Browns Head Coach after a 4-12 record in just ONE season. NFL organizations need to be reminded, there is no magic bullet. Success is a process that takes time and discipline on the part of stakeholders. It was great to see the New York Jets make an announcement you don't hear about very often at all. They chose to retain their Head Coach Rex Ryan who went to AFC Championship games in each of his first two seasons but has since gone 8-8, 6 ...
Jim Schwartz, Leslie Frazier, Rod Chudzinski, Mike Shannahan & Greg Schiano have been let go. Very tough day for many families in the NFL.
I liked Leslie Frazier... He could of done a better job but I still liked him. Better luck next year eh Vikes?
BREAKING NEWS: Leslie Frazier has been fired by the MN Vikings! Good news or bad news?
One of the most infamous days in the NFL calendar year is dubbed "Black Monday," the day following the end of the regular season when multiple coaches are annually fired. The Cleveland Browns got a jump on the action by firing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night following just one season. Not long after business hours began on the East Coast, the Minnesota Vikings' Leslie Frazier, the Washington Redskins' Mike Shanahan, the Detroit Lions' Jim Schwartz and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Greg Schiano joined the unemployement line. The status of Joe Philbin with the Miami Dolphins and Mike Munchak with the Tennessee Titans remains up in the air. Full story:
The Bears need to hire Leslie Frazier for def. cooddinator
For a Head Coach I'd be ok with Lovie Smith, Mike Zimmer, Jack Del Rio just off the top of my head. I wouldn't want Leslie Frazier as a HC but I'd let him run my defense.
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