Bills fire OC Greg Roman after loss to Jets

The Buffalo Bills scored 31 points in their Week 2 loss to the New York Jets on Thursday night. But that wasn’t enough for offensive coordinator Greg Roman to keep his job.

In a surprise move, the Bills fired Roman Friday.

One of the Bills’ touchdowns on Thursday was on a fumble recovery, but the other 24 points can be credited to the O, a vast improvement from the meager seven they put up against Baltimore the week before.

Meanwhile, the Jets shredded head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s defense for 37 points and 493 yards. It was the Jets’ first victory against a Rex Ryan-coached team, since his Bills swept the Jets last year and his stay in New York was his first time as a head coach.

Rob Ryan has coordinated some of the worst defenses in recent league history, but you’re fooling yourself if you think he was going to be fired before Roman, thanks to his brotherly connection to the big boss.

However, Roman’s firing still comes as a surprise. Coordinators and coaches rarely get fired so early in the season, and Roman was the highest-paid offensive coordinator in the league. He helped grow Tyrod Taylor into the Bills’ surprise starting QB last season.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter reported that the Bills have already promoted someone from within to the OC position:

Anthony Lynn worked with Rex Ryan in New York from 2009-12. He was their running backs coach for all four season and Ryan’s assistant head coach in 2012.

 

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