Brian Daboll, Leslie Frazier balance potential life-changing interviews with playoff preparations

Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said his focus is all on the Kansas City Chiefs at the moment.

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Jay Skurski

Last offseason, the Buffalo Bills proposed an NFL rule change that would have prevented interviews for coaching and front-office positions until after the league’s conference championship games had been played. Those hires would not have been allowed to be made until after the Super Bowl.

The thought process was easy to follow: Assistant coaches from teams that make deep playoff runs, like the Bills did last year and hope to this year, are at a disadvantage because those teams with vacancies may not want to wait to make a hire.

The NFL not only didn’t implement the change, it went the other way. Owners instead voted to allow the interview process to start in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Although that change didn’t seem to impact the timeline much, the hiring cycle is in full swing now, with a whopping eight head-coaching jobs and four general manager positions currently vacant.

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier are firmly in the mix. Daboll interviewed Sunday with both the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins, and although there have been no reports linking him to the Giants, a report in the New York Daily News on Monday suggested the team is “very interested” in Daboll, perhaps as part of a…

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