As of yesterday I would’ve put the odds of Leslie Frazier returning to the Vikings at no more than 5%, but the more news comes out about coaching hirings and potential hirings, the higher that number goes. This is no reflection on Frazier I’m sure, it’s just that teams appear to be moving in different directions. The Broncos, for example, were reportedly interested in Frazier right up until the moment they announced they were hiring Josh McDaniels instead. The next best opportunity appeared to be in St. Louis, but now numerous candidates have surfaced for that job, including an alleged mystery man who may or may not be Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh. Then there’s the Lions who have interviewed Frazier but may be leaning toward the Titans‘ Jim Schwartz. The Jets were also reportedly interested in Frazier but are now said to favor Ravens‘ D-coordinator Rex Ryan (who is obviously still a little busy). And then there’s the Raiders who…well, God only knows what the Raiders are doing. Packer assistant Winston Moss was recently interviewed for the job but now Falcons receivers coach Terry Robiskie has surfaced as a possible front-runner (Frazier’s name has never been mentioned in connection with that job that I’m aware of). Add this all up and it begins to look like the Vikings won’t have to worry about replacing yet another defensive coordinator.
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