Two days after the Dolphins stunned many by firing third-year head coach Brian Flores, the staff has requested permission to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for its head coach opening, according to SI’s Albert Breer.
Frazier, 62, has been Buffalo’s defensive coordinator since 2017. The Bills led the NFL in scoring protection (17.0 factors per recreation) and complete yards allowed (272.8), whereas forcing the third-most takeaways (30).
Frazier has coached within the NFL since 1999, and has head teaching expertise. He was the top coach for the Vikings from 2011 to ’13 after being promoted from his stint because the interim head coach in 2010. Minnesota went 3–13 in his first season, then improved to 10–6 and made the playoffs in 2012 earlier than regressing to 5-10-1 in 2013.
Hiring Frazier would symbolize the second straight defensive-minded rent for Miami, as Flores was a defensive assistant with New England earlier than getting the Dolphins job. Miami went 10–6 in 2020 and 9–8 in 2021, however has not made the postseason since 2016.
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