Leslie Frazier discusses head coaches' job security in radio interview
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Head coach Leslie Frazier raised a few eyebrows with comments about his job security and ownership.
In an interview on a SiriusXM radio show with Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon, Frazier talked about how the game has moved away from a patient model with head coaches. He also said increased coverage seems to influence ownership.
"So many people with opinions - whether it's talk radio, the internet, whatever, blogs - those different outlets, they seem to influence owners. I don't know, you just have to be careful," Frazier said. "I know Coach [Tony] Dungy and I talk about this all the time, the patience that a franchise like the Pittsburgh Steelers and a few others have shown over the years and the results that they've gotten from that. Where they haven't knee-jerk after a tough season with their coaches.
"It's a good model, but it's not one that everybody adheres to. Things have changed. You're on a short leash now it seems in the National Football League. That's part of it when you sign that contract to become a head coach."
Frazier also said that it has to do with the way the job has evolved over the years and the increased popularity of the NFL.
The whole interview is available here.