According to a ESPN.com report, the Bills defensive coordinator will be Ravens defensive backs coach Leslie Frazier.
That according to ESPN Ravens beat reporter Jamison Helmsley.
Ravens secondary coach Leslie Frazier has been hired as the Bills defensive coordinator https://t.co/jkev5QqvOX
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) January 13, 2017
Frazier has spent eight years in the league as a defensive coordinator, including his first four under Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2002). It was there that he first worked with Sean McDermott who was fresh out of college and working in the Eagles scouting department before he worked as an assistant to coach Reid and then the Eagles coaching staff.
Frazier, 57, has also succeeded Mike Tomlin in Minnesota as defensive coordinator after Tomlin was hired as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He later became head coach of the Vikings (2011-2013).
The veteran coach would be a valuable resource to McDermott and one the new Bills head coach could count on to handle his defense, allowing him to focus on being a game day manager of the entire operation. Frazier could also be a sounding board for McDermott having been a head coach in the league before as well.
In a bit of an ironic twist, Frazier played in Chicago under defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan in his famed 46 defense.
Tags: Bills coaching staff, Leslie Frazier, Sean McDermott
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