Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports that the Bills front office “leaned on” HC Rex Ryan to make significant changes in the hope of “appeasing a disgruntled fan base.”
This explains why the Bills elected to fire OC Greg Roman on Friday and promote Anthony Lynn as his replacement.
- Vic Carucci reports that the Pegulas weren’t happy with the Bills’ offense performance last year or this year.
- Carucci says that the Pegula’s were particularly bothered by poor communication and the team’s third-down failures.
The Bills have confirmed that OC Greg Roman has been fired and will be replaced by assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn.
Greg Roman has been relieved of his duties.
Asst. HC/RB Coach Anthony Lynn is promoted to Offensive Coordinator. pic.twitter.com/h50OXdcL0t
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 16, 2016
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Buffalo Bills are firing offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Friday.
- According to Schefter, the Bills are promoting assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn to offensive coordinator.
- Ian Rapoport reports that the Bills are Rex Ryans’ team and he has full support of the ownership.
This is a surprising move, considering that we’re in just the second weebitk fo the 2016 and Roman was one of the NFL’s highest paid offensive coordinators.
Bills HC Rex Ryan apparently felt that changes needed to be made on that side of the ball, due to the team’s struggles this season. Although, you could make a case that the team’s defense is struggling much more than their offense after the team put 31 points against the Jets on Thursday.
Roman, 44, began his NFL coaching career with the Panthers back in 1995 as their offensive line assistant. He short stints with the Texans and Ravens before later being hired as the 49ers offensive coordinator in 2011.
Roman spent four years in San Francisco before the Bills hired him to run their offensive in January of last year.