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Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier doesn’t get Indianapolis Colts head coach job

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The Bills’ defensive coach will stay with the team.

On February 6th, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com speculated that current Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier could be in consideration for the vacant head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts following Josh McDaniels’ abrupt move to rejoin the New England Patriots after verbally agreeing to a contract. On February 8th, the Colts indeed asked for permission and Frazier interviewed over the weekend.

On Sunday, we found out that the Colts were going in a different direction, hiring former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl-winning offensive coordinator Frank Reich as their new coach. That means Frazier will stay in Buffalo, where 85% of Bills fans think he is doing a good job.

Frazier has history with Colts’ owner Jim Irsay, where he won a Super Bowl in 2006 as the assistant head coach and defensive backs coach. Frazier also has head coaching experience in Minnesota as he took over after the first 10 games of the year in 2010. Frazier was fired at the end of the 2013 season, with an overall record of 21-32-1 as a head coach.

We discussed Frazier’s head coaching chances in December but thankfully we won’t need to replace the defensive coordinator this late in the offseason.