Some inside the Indianapolis Colts group might already be trying towards the Buffalo Bills whereas excited about life past the tenure of interim head coach Jeff Saturday.
“Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has been brought up to me by more than one person lately as a name to watch for the Indianapolis Colts’ head-coaching position once the season is over,” ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported for a bit printed Wednesday. “Frazier has an ally in (former Colts coach) Tony Dungy, whose phrase carries some weight in Indy.
“Frazier is a former head coach who has administered one of the league’s best defenses for several years now and likely deserves another chance. The questions in Indy would be who’s going to play quarterback and who’s going to run the offense. But Frazier certainly has a plan in place for the latter, and it’s the organization’s job to figure out the former.”
Dungy spoke highly of Saturday final month when the previous ESPN analyst who was controversially named the substitute for Frank Reich held a 1-0 report with the Colts. Since that point, Indianapolis has dropped three straight to fall to 4-8-1 on the marketing campaign.
Last winter, Frazier interviewed with the New York Giants for his or her head-coaching place after the Giants employed ex-Bills assistant common supervisor Joe Schoen as their common supervisor. New York finally employed then-Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Per ESPN stats, the Bills’ protection ranks tenth in common yards allowed per recreation (320.2) and fourth with a mean of 17.4 factors surrendered per contest this season.
Eyebrows have been raised when the Fritz Pollard Alliance introduced final month it had “initiated an inquiry with the NFL” concerning the Colts naming Saturday interim head coach at a time when he possessed no teaching expertise on the professional or faculty ranges. Meeting with Frazier, who’s Black, this coming winter could be a constructive step towards the Colts complying with the Rooney Rule that requires franchises to interview a minimal of two minority candidates for head-coaching jobs.