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[BN] Blitz newsletter: If the Colts hire Leslie Frazier, who should be the Bills' DC?

After Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels bailed on the Colts' head-coaching job to stay in New England, one person the Colts reached out to was Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. He appears to be one of three finalists for the job, along with Eagles OC Frank Reich and Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell.

Losing Frazier would be a blow for the Bills. Even though they're running Sean McDermott's defense, Frazier is McDermott's closest adviser and is a trusted mind who is also a former head coach. McDermott could certainly look outside the organization for a replacement if Frazier leaves, though promoting from within could help with continuity. Here's a rundown of every defensive coach on staff, in alphabetical order:

  • Bob Babich, linebackers coach: 15 years in the NFL; three years as Jaguars DC, three years as Bears DC.
  • Bobby Babich, assistant defensive backs coach: five years in the NFL, none higher than this position.
  • John Butler, defensive backs coach: four years in the NFL as Texans secondary coach; one year as Penn State's DC. Recent addition to McDermott's staff.
  • John Egorugwu, defensive quality control coach: three years in the NFL, none higher than this position.
  • Jim Salgado, defensive assistant: one year in the NFL.
  • Bill Teerlinck, defensive line coach: six years in the NFL; recently promoted from assistant DL coach.
  • Aaron Whitecotton, assistant defensive line coach: Recently promoted after spending 2017 as the administrative assistant to McDermott.

If the Bills were to hire internally, it looks like Bob Babich would be the strongest candidate for the job. But McDermott could certainly make another outside hire, as he did in replacing defensive backs coach Gill Byrd with Butler, who was one of McDermott's high school teammates in Philadelphia.

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