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getty images The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Leslie Frazier as their defensive coordinator. Frazier will be united with longtime friend Lovie Smith after a failed stint as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. During Fraier’s tenure as Vikings head coach he produced a 20-32-1 record. Filed to ESPN: Leslie Frazier just text me "going to Tampa." Frazier then told me he will be the next defensive coordinator for the Bucs. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 4, 2014 Earlier it was reported that current Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli would join Smith’s coaching staff in Tampa.

Report: Leslie Frazier hired as Buccaneers' defensive coordinator

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that former Vikings HC Leslie Frazier tells her that he’s ”going to Tampa” to be the Buccaneers new defensive coordinator. The post Report: Buccaneers Hiring Leslie Frazier As DC appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.

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...

Sunday slant: Frazier’s two downfalls

The Leslie Frazier era ended for two reasons – his defense reached all-time franchise lows and his patience in players wasn’t repaid often enough.

How Does Tampa’s Hire of Frazier affect Dallas?

This time is looks like ESPN got their story confirmed by the source for once. Leslie Frazier texted ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicating he is going to Tampa. RT @JosinaAnderson: Filed to ESPN: Leslie Frazier just text me "going to Tampa." Frazier will be next defensive coordinator for the Bucs. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2014 The thinking is that since...

Bucs Name Leslie Frazier Defensive Coordinator

Leslie Frazier bounced back like it was nothing. ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that Frazier will join Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay as the teams new defensive coordinator. Filed to ESPN: Leslie Frazier just text me "going to Tampa." Frazier then told me he will be the next defensive coordinator for the Bucs. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 4, 2014 Frazier...

Brian Hall's Jan. 2 Vikings mailbag

Sunday's 14-13 win against the Detroit Lions ended the Minnesota Vikings 5-10-1 and closed the Metrodome era and Leslie Frazier's tenure as Minnesota's coach. General manager Rick Spielman and the Vikings embark on a pivotal offseason for the franchise with the need to find the next coach, search for a franchise quarterback, likely undergo a major change defensively with...

Leslie Frazier Set To Join Lovie Smith’s Coaching Staff

Tampa Bay, FL — According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Leslie Frazier is set to join Lovie Smith’s coaching staff down in Tampa. Filed to ESPN: Leslie Frazier just text me “going to Tampa.” Frazier then told me he will be the next defensive coordinator for the Bucs. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 4, 2014 Frazier is expected to become the Buccaneers defensive...

Kluwe: Vikings assistant is a “bigot,” Frazier and Spielman “cowards”

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he was subjected to homophobic language late in his tenure with the team, and eventually cut, because he spoke out in support of gay marriage. Kluwe says that Mike Priefer, the Vikings’ special teams coach, was openly prejudiced against gays and intolerant of those who support gay rights. Kluwe also says that Vikings General Manager Rick...

Minnesota Vikings: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2014

Ziggly Wilf wanted a change. He got a change. Players and coaches alike love Leslie Frazier, but he could not take the Minnesota Vikings to where they need to be. The Vikings and their fans hope 2014 will be a new and exciting chapter in the team’s history.Among the changes will be a new head coach, possibly a new quarterback and improvements on both offense and defense. Here are...

Leslie Frazier and Jeff Tedford joining Lovie Smith in Tampa

Leslie Frazier will be joining Jeff Tedford as a coordinator on Lovie Smith’s coaching staff in Tampa. The Buccaneers on Thursday announced that Smith would be the team’s new head coach after the sides agreed on a five-year contract. At the time, former Cal coach Jeff Tedford was announced as Smith’s offensive coordinator. Smith was […]

Leslie Frazier, Rod Marinelli Could Join Lovie Smith in Tampa

When you have friends like Lovie Smith, who cares about being unemployed. According to Ben Goessling and Pat Yasinskas of, former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli are possibilities to join Smith on the defensive side of the ball. Frazier was recently fired as head coach in Minnesota and is deserving of...

Best coaching candidates

This week’s Top Five focuses on the most important topic around the Cleveland Browns: Who will be the next head coach? Here are the five best candidates. 5.) Leslie Frazier – One of the more popular coaches in the NFL was recently released after three seasons with the Vikings. He is not only well liked. Fans of the team are generally not happy about the move, thinking it was...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Second Chance Coaching Staff

Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier have several things in common. Both are former assistants of Tony Dungy and students of his Tampa-2 Defense. Plus as of Monday, both had a fair amount of success with NFC North teams that went on to fire them.The Buccaneers and Smith are very close to agreeing to a four-year contract that will make Smith the new head coach in Tampa Bay according to...

With Change of Leadership Bucs Looking to Teach

The unfortunate news out of Tallahassee is that the unemployment rate in Florida has skyrocketed with the release of thousands of Buccaneer assistant coaches.  I jest of course; but the Bucs did have an awful lot of coaches and they were all let go. One thing the Bucs look to be returning to; something they used to do quite well under Tony Dungy and staff- They will TEACH. ...

Chris Kluwe Blasts Old Bosses In Minnesota

((HT: MyFoxTwinCities))Including calling his old boss, Leslie Frazier, a "coward" and his special teams coach a "bigot."As you all know, now-former NFL punter Chris Kluwe has never been afraid to speak his mind and tell people what he thinks in his highly-thought out opinions especially on topics like gays in the NFL and same-sex marriage...Example below...((HT...
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