The Baltimore Ravens are not done losing coaches today, as defensivebacks coach Leslie Frasier will be joining Juan Castillo in Orchard Park.
Leslie Frazier was hired as the Ravens secondary coach last offseason. Frazier knows a thing or two about defenses. In fact, he was part of the 1985 Chicago Bears defense. The ‘Monsters of the Midway’ were one of the best, if not the best defenses in NFL history. As a cornerback, Frazier led the team in interceptions with six during the 1985 Super Bowl winning season. After his career ended due to a knee injury he suffered in Super Bowl XX, Frazier took to coaching and moved up to the NFL level in 1999 as a defensivebacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Coming in to Baltimore with 17 years of NFL coaching experience, his objective was to help fix a secondary that struggled in 2015. Even though the secondary and the entire defense as a whole struggled with the absence of Jimmy Smith, Frazier did a very good job with a secondary that plugged in new pieces such as Eric Weddle, Jerraud Powers and rookie Tavon Young. Not to mention moving Lardarius Webb from cornerback to safety. His short tenure with Baltimore has closed, with ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reporting of Frazier’s hiring as the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator.
Ravens secondary coach Leslie Frazier has been hired as the Bills defensive coordinator https://t.co/jkev5QqvOX— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) January 13, 2017
Losing Frazier will be a huge loss for a Ravens secondary, that, despite its struggles without Jimmy Smith, showed improvement from the last couple of years. It might also hurt the development of Tavon Young as he would have his second coach going into his sophomore season.