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The Buffalo Bills reportedly fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman after letting him build up a false sense of security? 

By Rohan Nadkarni
September 18, 2016

What’s the worse way for an offensive coordinator to be fired—days after his team scores 31 points and racks up 393 yards on offense? Or right after being asked to pose for the team photo?

For now-former Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman, the answer is both. Roman—who was canned after Buffalo’s putrid defensive performance against the Jets in Week 2—was let go after he posed in 2016 Bills team photo, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Apparently, coaching a great offensive game with a quarterback no one wanted a year ago wasn’t enough, instead the Bills wanted Roman to feel like his job was completely secure before firing him. 

The Bills, of course, still employ the Ryan brothers, the defensive masterminds whose schemes have created a porous, undisciplined unit that made Ryan Fitzpatrick look like he was playing against an Ivy League defense. Roman, meanwhile, helped make a performer out of Tyrod Taylor in Buffalo after doing the same with Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco.

Roman will probably have his pick of jobs next off-season. We’ll see what happens to Rex and Rob. 

 

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