EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Leslie Frazier, who coordinated the NFL’s top-ranked defense in 2021 and whose 23-year NFL coaching career includes a stint as a head coach, this morning became the second candidate to interview for the Giants’ head coaching position.
Frazier, 62, spoke via video conferencing with team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch and Joe Schoen, who was hired yesterday as the Giants’ new general manager.
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Schoen and Frazier joined the Buffalo Bills in 2017 and spent the last five seasons working together, the former as the team’s assistant general manager and the latter as defensive coordinator (and assistant head coach since 2020).
The Giants yesterday interviewed Brian Daboll, who has been Buffalo’s offensive coordinator since 2018.
Frazier earned a Super Bowl ring as both a player and an assistant coach.
This season, Frazier’s defense was a driving force as the Bills finished 11-6 and won their second consecutive AFC East title. Buffalo defeated New England in a wild card game last week and will visit the defending conference champion Kansas City Chiefs in a divisional playoff game tomorrow.
The Bills’ defense finished first in the NFL in several statistical categories. The unit allowed the fewest points-per-game (17.0), fewest total yards (272.8) and passing yards (163.0) a game, fewest yards-per-play (4.6) and first downs a game (16.8) and the lowest opposing third-down conversion percentage (30.8 on 66 successes in 214 attempts). Buffalo…