Could Leslie Frazier be Tampa Bay's next defensive coordinator?
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UPDATE (11:00 p.m.): The Leslie Frazier-to-Tampa Bay train might be derailed without ever having left the station. Rod Marinelli reportedly will be Tampa Bay's next defensive coordinator, according to Pat Yasinskas, who covers the Buccaneers for ESPN.com
Hearing that Rod Marinelli, not Leslie Frazier, will be Lovie Smith's DC.— Pat Yasinskas (@PatYazESPN) January 2, 2014
Here are the reports from earlier in the evening Wednesday.
Lovie Smith reportedly will be the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a pre-existing relationship with recently ousted Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.
At least one NFL insider is drawing the connection. CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora posted this tweet Wednesday.
Look for Lovie Smith to bring Jeff Tedford as his offensive coordinator and Leslie Frazier as his defensive coordinator
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 2, 2014
Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune followed with this:
What do you think, readers? Would Frazier be a good fit for Tampa Bay?