Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier had the opportunity to solidify his candidacy for Chicago Bears‘Head of coaching on Sunday during the Playoff that splits the AFC between the Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, but in the end it was further confirmed that the Old Bear should not be a candidate for the position.
Over the past week, Frazier has emerged as a legitimate candidate for the Bears’ next head coach position. Frazier interview for the Bears head coach position last Friday and report Earlier today from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer confirmed that he is one of the most popular names being discussed for the vacancy.
Before the Bills lost to the Chiefs on Sunday night, Frazier had been seen as a less than ideal candidate for the Bears head coach position. The reason for the lack of interest from Bears fans regarding the potential hire of Frazier is that the move will be nothing more than a safe decision from the Bears’ organization.
After the confusion over the two seasons that Marc Trestman was head coach of the Bears, the team made the safe decision to hire John Fox and re-establish the culture of the organization. While the Bears’ previous head coach Matt Nagy was not nearly as indestructible as Trestman, the Bears were looking for a head coach who could reset the culture of the organization.
In addition to Frazier being a safe choice for the Bears’ next head coach role, the hiring would also signal a similar mistake the Bears made when they hired Matt Nagy. In 2018, the Bears hired Nagy, then the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, after the Chiefs were eliminated in the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. In an attempt to increase Nagy’s candidacy, Chiefs . head coach Andy Reid allowed Nagy to make offensive moves during the second half of the 2018 season and during the 2018 AFC Wild Card match. Chiefs’ offensive play during the 2018 AFC Wild Card game was heavily criticized after the team’s lead. took a 21-3 lead against the Titans but ended up losing 22-21.
Leslie Frazier was a popular candidate for head coach of the Chicago Bears but after the Buffalo Bills’ defensive performance against the Kansas City Chiefs. Frazier should not be a candidate anymore.
The Chiefs’ performance in their Wild Card game against the Titans should have been a red flag regarding Nagy’s limitations as head coach and inability to call offensive games.
Fast-forward to last week and the Bears have a chance to avoid a similar mistake with Frazier. Following a two-minute warning in the fourth quarter of the Bills’ wild card loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, Frazier’s defensive unit allow a total of 188 passes by the Chiefs . midfielder Patrick Mahomes. While Mahomes is undoubtedly a generational talent in midfield, there are legitimate questions surrounding Frazier and what he came up with in extra time in fourth time after Sunday’s loss.
If Frazier has the answers to those questions and can learn from his mistakes, then he should definitely be considered. However, history suggests that the Chicago Bears should switch from Frazier in search of a new head coach.
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