Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed to the media Monday afternoon that defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier will continue to call plays for the Bills defense in the future.
Despite a surprisingly rough start for the defense, McDermott gave the nod to Frazier. The Bills rank 20th in opponent yards per game, giving up a whopping 381.2 with a quarter of the regular season in the books.
In Week 3, the Los Angeles Rams rattled off 29 straight points after the Bills led 28-3 midway through the third quarter. It took a heroic effort from Josh Allen to come away with the win. After the game, the defense took much deserved heat for their second-half performance and, thus, fans began questioning Frazier’s abilities on what was supposed to be a dominant defense in 2020.
The defense came up with a couple of turnovers in the second half of Week 4 to secure a win for the now 4-0 squad. However, the team gave up 398 yards of offense (including 311 through the air) despite the Las Vegas Raiders missing two top rookie receivers in Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards.
The defense certainly has work to do with a showdown against the 3-0 Tennessee Titans looming. Two rather large injuries will certainly impact the defensive unit in Week 5. Frazier will need to be dialed in with the correct personnel and playcalling to meet the preseason expectations for the Bills’ defense.