The Seattle Seahawks made an immediate request to the Vikings for permission to speak with their defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier just hours after firing Jim Mora, knowing Minnesota had a playoff bye this week. The answer they got surprised them.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Frazier declined to interview with the Seahawks.
Now the main reason why he declined could be due to the fact that the team has no general manager, so without knowing who is really in charge and what the management structure is for the Seahawks it looks like an unstable situation to become a part of. That’s not appealing particularly for a first time NFL head coach. Mortensen however, did say that Frazier did not want to be a Rooney rule interview, which apparently he thought he was with reports that Pete Carroll is the eary frontrunner for the job.
Of course there’s also speculation out there now that Frazier turning down Seattle means he’s a finalist for the Bills head coaching position where the team’s management structure is in place. Frazier interviewed for the Bills head coaching job on Thursday. Only time will tell.
Tags: Leslie Frazier, Pete Carroll
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