Betting site: Frazier third-most likely NFL coach to be fired before 2014
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- November 11, 2013 - 2:23 PM
Las Vegas has a way of figuring everything out. Further proof: There are odds at Bovada on 14 different current NFL head coaches and the likelihood that they will still be in their jobs at the start of next season.
Least likely, according to those odds? Greg Schiano of the winless Bucs. Next up: Joe Philbin, who is presiding over the locker room mess in Miami. Third? Your own Leslie Frazier of the Vikings. It's no surprise, really, given his 3-13 season two years ago and this year's disaster. But if you want to bet that he won't be the coach in 2014, wagering $300 will earn you just $100 extra.
Mike Sando at ESPN.com took the odds another step and wrote about all the coaches on the hot seat. Here's what he had to say about Frazier:
Preseason vibe: The Vikings were coming off a surprising 10-6 season amid hopes that quarterback Christian Ponder would step forward in his development. They picked up a one-year option on Frazier's contract without extending the coach's deal further.
Trending: Frazier wasn't the one behind the team's decision to select Ponder 12th overall in 2011, but he appears likely to pay the price. The Vikings face the second-toughest remaining schedule behind San Diego's. That tough schedule begins with a trip to Seattle in Week 11. The Vikings need to get the quarterback situation right. Having an offensive-minded head coach could assist in that regard.
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