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Reports: Leslie Frazier accepts job as Tampa Bay defensive coordinator

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Recently fired Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has found work. He’ll be the next defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to reports.

Frazier will join new head coach Lovie Smith’s staff. The news was first reported by ESPN.com.

The Star Tribune and Pioneer Press also confirmed the addition.

Frazier […]

Vikings release: ‘We do not tolerate discrimination at any level’

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Chris Kluwe on Thursday morning exercised the nuclear option. He submitted a story to Deadspin that amounts his retirment speech, in which he accused special teams coach Mike Priefer of being a “bigot” and called Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman “cowards.”

Some of the quotes, if true, could prevent Priefer from […]

Former Vikings punter Kluwe blasts Mike Priefer, Frazier and Spielman

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Chris Kluwe spouted off on the end of his Vikings’ career. The whole piece blasted special teams coach Mike Priefer, labeling him a bigot, and Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman.

If you want to read the whole rant, follow this link.

Here’s an excerpt:

Some will ask if the NFL has a […]

Could Leslie Frazier be Tampa Bay’s next defensive coordinator?

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Lovie Smith reportedly will be the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a pre-existing relationship with recently ousted Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.

At least one NFL insider is drawing the connection. CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora posted this tweet Wednesday.

Look for Lovie Smith to […]

P.J.R.: A timeline for the falling out of Spielman and Frazier

By reusse@1500espn.com

Here’s the timeline as to how the Vikings arrived in a season with complete quarterback chaos, and General Manager Rick Spielman’s determination to fire coach Leslie Frazier.

1-January 2006: Brothers Zygi and Mark Wilf have their first chance to make a coaching change, firing Mike Tice on Jan. 1 and hiring Brad […]

Playing Josh Freeman left Viking players wondering what Frazier was doing

By Josh Alper

One of the strangest parts of Leslie Frazier’s final season as the Vikings’ head coach was the way he handled quarterback Josh Freeman. Freeman started against the Giants two weeks after joining the Vikings and played like a player who had no grasp of the offensive system that he was asked […]

P.J.R.: Most of truth bending on QB chaos points to Spielman

By reusse@1500espn.com

Leslie Frazier attempted to do some lobbying to save his job after the Vikings defeated Philadelphia 48-30 on Dec. 15 in the Metrodome. Postgame and again on Monday, the Vikings head coach gave much praise to the preparation of his staff, as well as the effort from the athletes.

On that Wednesday, […]

Vikings GM Throws Coach Search Wide Open

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are conducting their first head coach search in eight years, and the process is setting up to be an exhaustive one.

After Leslie Frazier was fired on Monday, general manager Rick Spielman says he’s identified 13 different categories of potential replacements. He says he won’t […]

Christian Ponder takes partial blame for Frazier’s firing

By Patra, Kevin Quarterback Christian Ponder admitted that his struggles under center helped catalyze the Minnesota Vikings front office’s decision to part ways with coach Leslie Frazier on Monday.

Source: National Football League

Christian Ponder takes partial blame for Frazier firing

By Patra, Kevin Quarterback Christian Ponder admitted that his struggles under center helped catalyze the Minnesota Vikings front office’s decision to part ways with coach Leslie Frazier on Monday.

Source: National Football League