The Houston Texans are still marching through their process to hire a head coach. The newest interview they have on their schedule is former Vikings head coach and current defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills Leslie Frazier.
Texans to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, according to sources: https://t.co/3z2euGnHqM— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 11, 2021
In Frazier’s four years in Minnesota, the Vikings went 21-32-1 and had one postseason appearance in 2012, when they went 10-6 behind Adrian Peterson’s 2,097 rushing yard MVP season, but with Christian Ponder as their starting quarterback. Famously, Ponder was injured for their playoff game against Green Bay, nd backup Joe Webb started in 24-10 loss.
Since being fired following a 5-10-1 season, Frazier served as the defensive coordinator in Tampa Bay for two seasons and has been the defensive coordinator in Buffalo since 2017. During this time, the Bills’ defense has gone from terrible to great last year to underwhelming this season until picking up steam over the last four weeks of the regular season. After a 27-24 win over the Colts on Wild Card Weekend, the Texans will now talk with Frazier about their head coaching vacancy.
Frazier fits the mold of what most candidates don’t for the Texans head coaching job. He is an older former head coach who had limited success in that role and specializes on the defensive side of the ball.
Meanwhile, another candidate has also emerged. David Culley is the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach in Baltimore. Apparently, Jim Harbaugh absolutely adores the guy.
Texans have requested interview for Ravens assistant head coach and wide receivers coach David Culley, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at press conference today— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 11, 2021
Culley is 65 years old. He had the same role he has with the Ravens now when he was with the Eagles and the Chiefs under Andy Reid. He doesn’t have head coaching experience, but has been an NFL (and college) assistant for decades. If you think you know anything about David Culley, you’re lying.