Giants interview Bills Leslie Frazier for vacant coaching job

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) — New general manager Joe Schoen and owner interviewed Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for the vacancy opening as head coach of the New York Giants.

Frazier, 62, spoke by videoconference with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch and Schoen, the former Bills assistant general manager who was hired on Friday to replace retired Dave Gettleman.

The trio also interviewed Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll on Friday for the job that opened up when Joe Judge was fired Jan. 11, two days after finishing a 4-13 season.

Frazier has head coaching experience. He served as interim head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for the final six games of 2010, then served as head coach from 2011 to 2013. The Vikings made the playoffs in 2012.

Schoen and Frazier both joined the Bills in 2017, helping Buffalo (11-6) win the last two AFC East titles.

The Bills defense finished first in the NFL with fewest points per game (17.0), fewest total yards (272.8) and fewest passing yards (163.0) per game, fewest yards per play (4.6) and fewest first downs per game (16.8). Buffalo also tied for third with 30 takeouts.

Frazier also served as an assistant coach or coordinator for Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Tampa Bay and Baltimore.

Frazier was an assistant for the Colts when they won the Super Bowl in 2006. He had six interceptions with the Chicago Bears in their Super Bowl championship season in 1985.

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