Bills fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman

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Bills fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman
Friday September 16th, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman after an 0–2 start, the team announced on Friday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news.

Buffalo fell to the Jets, 37–31, on Thursday night. After managing just 160 yards on offense in Week 1, the Bills gained 393 against New York. 

Against the Jets, Buffalo surrendered 493 yards through the air. 

According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, the team’s front office pressured head coach Rex Ruan to make a “significant change” after the game, which was the reason for Roman’s firing.

In 2015, Roman's first year with the team, the Bills finished 8–8, ranking 19th in total yards per game and 15th in scoring offense, averaging 22.4 points.

Roman, the league’s highest-paid coordinator, was hired in January 2015 after a four-year stint with the 49ers. He’s also spent time with the Panthers, Texans, Ravens and at Stanford during his career.

Assistant Anthony Lynn will take over for Roman in the interim.

- Kenny Ducey

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