Should the Chicago Bears hire Leslie Frazier as head coach?

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The Chicago Bears might really like someone that has success working with defenses.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator

Frazier was not out of a job for long. He joined former Bears head coach Lovie Smith in Tampa as his defensive coordinator in 2014. Both were Tony Dungy disciples but their defense was in the bottom portion of the league in points allowed and yards allowed.

Part of the problem was a lack of talent on the defensive side of the ball. Tampa had Gerald McCoy and not much else.

The defense did get better in 2015 as Tampa was in the NFL’s top 10 in yards allowed. The problem was the defense was once again in the bottom half in points allowed.

Smith was fired as head coach following the season and Frazier was also shown the door. The Buccaneers were 8-24 in Frazier’s two seasons running the defense.

Baltimore Ravens Secondary Coach

Frazier went to work for John Harbaugh as his secondary coach in 2016. He made an immediate impact as the Ravens led the league with 18 interceptions with the secondary accounting for 11 of them.

The Ravens pass defense was in the NFL’s top 10. Safety Eric Weddle made the Pro Bowl. The Ravens finished 8-8. Also, it was the second of three times Frazier and current Chicago Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo was on the same staff.