To know Greg Knapp was to like him. He was an incredibly personable and well-respected coach in the NFL for 25 years. We were blessed to have him spend three of those years with the Raiders.
Knapp’s final season as an NFL offensive coordinator came with the Raiders in 2012. The East Bay native and Sacramento State alum had previously had a stint as OC in Oakland in 2008-09.
He went on to be a quarterbacks coach in Denver and Atlanta.
His final season was in 2020 with the Falcons because in the 2021 offseason, he was struck by a car while riding his bike in his East Bay neighborhood of San Ramon and was killed. He was just 58 years of age.
Frazier is in his 24th season as a coach in the NFL in 2022 and his sixth with Buffalo as defensive coordinator.
The longtime Vikings DC and then HC has helped raise the Bills’ defense to new heights. Buffalo had the NFL’s number one total defense in yards allowed and the number one scoring defense last season, and in 2020, the Bills’ defense was third in total takeaways.
Frazier’s Buffalo defenses have been ranked in the NFL’s top five in total defense yards in three of the last four seasons.