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Frazier thinks media, outside noise influences job security

  • Blog Post by: Master Tesfatsion
  • December 18, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the media and other outside opinions influence owners about a coaches' job security.

He made the comments in a radio interview on Monday when asked if the NFL shows enough patience with coaches to get results with the amount of turnover in an offseason.

"It’s changed so much with the way the job has evolved over the years," Frazier said the SiriusXM Blitz show. "A lot of it has to do with the popularity of the sport. So many people with opinions, whether it’d be the Internet, talk radio, blogs. Whatever it may be, and those different outlets they seem to influence owners. I don’t know, you just have to be careful.

"I know coach [Tony] Dungy and I talk about this all the time the patience that franchises like the Pittsburgh Steelers and a few others have shown over the years and the results they’ve gotten from there where they haven’t knee-jerked after a tough season with their coaches. It’s a good model, but it’s not one that everyone adheres to."

There have been grumblings about Frazier's job security at the end of the year with some even speculating the team's next head coach. Frazier will be in the final year of his contract next season. He's 20-31 as head coach of the Vikings, including his tenure as an interm head coach in 2010.

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