Frazier finds himself up against another challenge

Last season Leslie Frazier took over for a team that didn't have a quarterback or a stadium. As if that wasn't challenging enough, the first-time head coach is now facing extreme scrutiny after an inexplicable 0-3 start.
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Last season Leslie Frazier took over for a team that didn't have a quarterback or a stadium. As if that wasn't challenging enough, the first-time head coach is now facing extreme scrutiny after an inexplicable 0-3 start.

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