Buffalo Bills: 5 potential candidates to replace Leslie Frazier as defensive coordinator

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Al Holcomb

Along with the announcement of Leslie Frazier stepping away, the Buffalo Bills made a number of other changes to their coaching staff. One of them was the addition of Al Holcomb as senior defensive assistant and it’s a title he may not have long.

Similar to Washington, Holcomb and Sean McDermott worked together for a number of years on the Carolina Panthers from 2013 to 2016 when Al Holcomb was linebacker coach. This was an excellent time to be the linebacker coach as the Panthers had Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson at the position.

Holcomb would leave the Panthers in 2018 to become defensive coordinator for Steve Wilks during his one season with the Arizona Cardinals. This past season, Holcomb would get another chance to be defensive coordinator for a period of time after Matt Rhule was fired and Wilks took over as head coach for the Panthers.

While the Carolina Panthers didn’t have much success overall, their defense played much better down the stretch and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Al Holcomb get a chance to have a similar impact with the Buffalo Bills.