Leslie Frazier And The BucsJanuary 1st, 2014
Former Vikings coach and Rip Van Freeman victim Leslie Frazier’s name is being bounced around NFL circles tonight as a potential new Bucs defensive coordinator. This coming from USA Today scribe and former Vikings beat writer Tom Pelissero.
@TomPelissero: Nothing done for Leslie Frazier to join Lovie Smith as DC with Bucs, I’m told, but sounds like it’s on the table.
Now what is interesting here is, to continue the Raheem Morris theme, Frazier, when he became Vikings coach, wanted to hire Morris as his defensive coordinator and Morris turned down his old friend for the opportunity to hitch his wagon to Mike Shanahan’s in Washington.
Joe doesn’t know if a Frasier hire could rule out Rod Marinelli coming back to the Bucs, but Marinelli is under contract with the Cowboys. Frazier was just jettisoned from the Vikings himself. Like former Bucs commander Greg Schiano, he was laced with the stench of leaky Rip Van Freeman’s antics and alarm clock phobia.