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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:27:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith will take over defensive play-calling duties from defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier this season. The Bucs finished 25th in overall defense in 2014 and gave up 25.6 points per game, which was eighth most in the league. Frazier will remain the defensive coordinator.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:46:42 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Bradley McDougald is getting a look in game action. The team wants to get a look at McDougald to see what he is capable of. "We want to take a look at Bradley McDougald," defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Thursday. "He's done some things to warrant being on the field and taking a look at him. That's the only way to really get it done. Dashon has done some good things for us and we think he will this Sunday and in games to come. But we'd be remiss if we didn't take a look at Bradley and see what he's capable of doing. We'll see how he progresses."
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:03:44 -0700
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing CB Isaiah Frey and CB Keith Tandy working in the nickel back slot during recent practices, the Buccaneers are tweaking the nickel role in their defense. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said the team needs better play out of that spot.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:06:02 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB D.J. Moore is the leader for the Buccaneers nickel cornerback position, according to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:28:01 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier being on head coach's Lovie Smith's staff could help land DE Jared Allen if the Minnesota Vikings let him hit free agency, in the opinion of Ira Kauffman of the Tampa Tribune.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:15:59 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier as their new defensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 3. Frazier confirmed to ESPN's Josina Anderson via text of the deal. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:18:39 -0800
Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff even if Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli is hired as the defensive coordinator.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:55:28 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers new head coach Lovie Smith is expected to make at least $5 million per year as part of his four-year deal. The contract includes a fifth-year option at the team's control. Smith will bring in former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford to be the offensive coordinator, according to a source. Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Rod Marinelli and former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier are candidates to be brought in to serve as the defensive coordinator.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:19:50 -0800
Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli might be possibilities to join new head coach Lovie Smith with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both would be candidates for the defensive coordinator role.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:31:37 -0800
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith may hire former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier as his defensive coordinator if he gets a head coaching job.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:10:02 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Leslie Frazier.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:46:19 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is expected to be relieved of his head coaching duties Monday, Dec. 30.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:23:21 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have not decided whether head coach Leslie Frazier will return to the team next season.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:39:50 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury during the team's Week 16 game.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:45:34 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has not talked with owner Zygi Wilf or general manager Rick Spielman about his future with his team.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:35:12 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson gave head coach Leslie Frazier a vote of confidence. Peterson said he looks forward "to finishing my career here with Coach Frazier."
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 09:58:19 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is not expected to be with the team next season.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:17:05 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated RB Adrian Peterson (foot) and RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) could be game-time decisions for the team's Week 15 game.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:42:58 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team is waiting for more information on RB Adrian Peterson's (foot) foot sprain. Peterson will have more tests Monday, Dec. 9.
Fantasy Tip: It would not be a huge surprise if Peterson is shut down for the rest of the year. Prepare for the worst and be ready to go without him the rest of the way.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:43:01 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) will be evaluated through the rest of the week as he goes through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:47:50 -0800
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) may participate in practice next week, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:45:09 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Joe Webb (concussion) and CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion) are both questionable this week as they deal with concussions, according to head coach Leslie Frazier
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:52:06 -0800
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has not yet spelled out the plan publicly, but he has hinted this week that WR Cordarrelle Patterson could start Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Seattle Seahawks ahead of WR Jerome Simpson, who was charged with drunken driving. "They drafted me to play, not ride the bench every snap," Patterson said. "If I start, I start. If I don't, I don't. I'm behind a great guy in Jerome Simpson. Me and him compete with each other just to get better."
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:50:35 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (concussion) has been ruled out for the team's Week 10 game, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:12:41 -0700
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is not considering a coaching change even though the team is struggling this season. "Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere," Spielman said. "I am telling you that we are very committed to Leslie Frazier and this coaching staff."
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:18:19 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Josh Freeman will start in the team's Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers
Fantasy Tip: Coming off a bad outing in Week 7, Freeman has no fantasy value at this point.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:08:08 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Marvin Mitchell is expected to start in Week 7 with LB Desmond Bishop (knee) out for the season. LB Gerald Hodges is the next man up on the outside, and head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Oct. 14, that the team could look outside of the organization for help.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:57:48 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team's quarterback is Christian Ponder. Frazier also said the team had a lot of things to talk about over the bye week.
Fantasy Tip: It is a surprise that the team would go back to Ponder after Matt Cassel had a strong outing in leading the team to its first win. It sounds like this is far from resolved at this point.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:43:32 -0700
Minnesota Viking head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Cordarrelle Patterson is fully healthy and he only played five snaps in Week 1 due to a coach's decision.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:30:06 -0700
Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (knee) is dealing with a knee contusion, but should be available to practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:31:20 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Desmond Bishop is likely to start at outside linebacker in 2013. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the team likes his blitzing skills from that position.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:23:11 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that RB Adrian Peterson (hernia) is not quite all the way back to full speed running and cutting after having hernia surgery.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:44:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has been in contact with free-agent CB Antoine Winfield (Vikings) and wants the cornerback to re-sign. "I'm hoping that we can figure out a way to get him back here," Frazier said. "So, I'm hoping that it's not goodbye yet."
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:04:48 -0800
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman praised head coach Leslie Frazier and said ownership and management is behind him, even though there have been no talks of a contract extension to this point. "Leslie has done an outstanding job here," Spielman reiterated Friday. "He's been a great leader of the men down in the locker room. We expect him to be our coach for a long time. He's been outstanding at everything from leadership to development of young players, everything we're doing. We're just looking forward to getting ready for next year and anything from a contractual standpoint or anything like that will always be held internal, just like players. … There's no question of the support that our ownership group, myself, I think our whole organization has for Leslie Frazier."
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:29:48 -0800
Although Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier had his option picked up for 2014, a contract extension is not in the works, according to his agent. "There were no negotiations," Bob Lamonte said. "They extended the option. That's it. You can't have a long-term deal if you can't negotiate."
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:33:22 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings exercised the fourth-year contract option on head coach Leslie Frazier Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:28:22 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:31:09 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the entire coaching staff will remain intact heading into the 2013 season, unless someone chooses to leave. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer and linebackers coach Mike Singletary interviewed for the Chicago Bears' head coaching job. Jeff Howard replaced former assistant coach Cameron Rivera after he left to become the quarterbacks/receivers coach for his father Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:36:43 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are prepared to enter into contract extension talks with head coach Leslie Frazier now that the season is over. "We're pleased with the job Leslie has done and as he mentioned we haven't really sat down and discussed anything at this point," owner Mark Wilf said. "But we're pleased with the job he's done in 2012 and we'll address it."
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:28:42 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier praised QB Christian Ponder for his play this year. "We're excited about his progress. The way he played down the stretch -- he was great," Frazier said.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:12:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 3, and moved around well, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:51:32 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to sign head coach Leslie Frazier to a contract extension; however, the deal may not be done until after the season.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:44:22 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has a good relationship with WR Percy Harvin. "He's doing everything he can to get back and help our team. He's still under contract," Frazier said.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 06:38:38 -0800
Minnesota Vikings owner and chairman Zygi Wilf has expressed confidence in head coach Leslie Frazier and said he would continue coaching the team in 2013. When asked when they plan to announce who will coach the Vikings next year, Wilf said, "He is our coach," referring to Frazier. The head coach has one year remaining on his deal.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 07:04:56 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said following Week 13 the team remains committed to QB Christian Ponder. "Christian is our quarterback," Frazier said. "We are going to do all we can to help him have a good game against Chicago and to help our team go out and get a win."
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:56:34 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder sprain but should be able to play Week 13.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:33:02 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Nov. 19, WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is still not ready.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:37:03 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has not thought about pulling QB Christian Ponder as the starter. "I really haven't thought about pulling him for a game and taking him out for a series or anything like that," Frazier said.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:29:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (hamstring) said the team's lack of production on offense in Week 9 led to his rift with head coach Leslie Frazier. After a promising second-quarter drive stalled in the red zone, Harvin sought out Frazier and shouted demonstratively at his coach. Harvin followed Frazier down the sideline, prompting Frazier to remove his headset and calm Harvin down. "I just want to score points," Harvin said. "It's frustrating not scoring. So, it was just a little frustration. Just was trying to get things right."
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:44:24 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson's (ankle) workload in the team's Week 6 game is uncertain due to Peterson's ankle issue.