The day after the Buffalo Bills’ season ended with a loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, cornerback Tre’Davious White was asked about defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and the potential of his ending up being the Houston Texans’ next head coach White smiled for a 2nd, while rubbing his beard, prior to admitting emphatically, “I do not like that concept at all.”
Of course, White stated it for self-centered factors.
” He’s just a leader,” safety Jordan Poyer told me. “He desires the very best for his gamers.”
” He’s just excellent all around,” said linebacker Matt Milano “You can inform he actually cares about his players. That’s the one thing I’ve seen betting him for 4 years. He’s on your side. He’s not versus you. He’s not wanting to harm you. He desires the best out of everyone, and puts you in position to do that.”
” He’s a great person, great coach, but an even much better person,” said linebacker Tremaine Edmunds “I think that’s the greatest thing: making that regard from your gamers. (Like I stated,) everyone appreciates Coach Frazier here.”
Considering that showing up in Buffalo in 2017, Frazier’s Expenses defense ranks 2nd in opponent’s passer rating and passing yards allowed, 5th in total backyards allowed and takeaways and 6th in points permitted.
What’s distinct about the soft-spoken Frazier is how he gets his point throughout. In fact, I honestly wondered if he ever yells at his gamers.
” Yeah, yeah, he does,” laughed Poyer, prior to clarifying. “It’s not like chewing out you however informing you to get his point throughout, or getting attention. That’s a good concern.”
Has he ever yelled at you, Matt Milano?
” A couple of times,” he said.
” He’s simply fantastic all around. You can inform he actually cares about his players. That’s the one thing I’ve noticed playing for him for four years.”.
Costs linebacker Matt Milano
Possibly that’s the previous player in Frazier. He spent 5 years with the Chicago Bears, from 1981 to ’85, actually leading that historic ’85 defense in interceptions with 6 before burning out his knee in an uneven win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XX. Frazier never ever went back to play once again, speeding his shift into the coaching ranks.
” He’s the type of man that never gets too high, never ever gets too low,” stated security Micah Hyde “I believe him being a former player, I think, plays a part in that, because as a player, you can’t be up and down.
” He puts self-confidence in people,” added Poyer, who, like White, Hyde and Milano, joined Buffalo the same year Frazier did (Edmunds got here in 2018). “He’ll tell you if you’re not doing something right, and he’ll credit you for doing the right job. He’s a coach that assisted me excel throughout my career– my 4 years here– I found out a lot about the video game through Fraze.”
So we understand Frazier can teach. We know players relate to him and he relates to the gamers. Can he lead?
I’ll let Milano handle this.
” He remains calm.
Which, in turn, gives the players self-confidence.
” Definitely. Calm breeds calm.”