In a surprising move, the Buffalo Bills fired Greg Roman, their offensive coordinator, on Friday.
The Buffalo Bills fired Greg Roman, the NFL’s highest paid Offensive Coordinator, on Friday. They replaced him with Assistant Head Coach and Running Backs Coach, Anthony Lynn. It was a move that surprised many fans considering the Bills put up 31 points on Thursday Night Football in a loss to the Jets.
It’s not that the offense had a great game though, as they had two very long touchdown passes which skewed their numbers. They failed to move the ball consistently during the game which has been a problem for years.
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They didn’t play as bad as the defense. The defense was the worst performing unit against the Jets. The Bills gave up 493 yards of total offense to the Jets with 370 coming in the air.
If Quincy Enuwa got eight more yards receiving, the Jets would have had three, 100-yard receivers. This from a team quarterbacked from former Bills cast off, Ryan Fitzpatrick. I like Fitz, but we’re not talking about Aaron Rodgers here.
The cornerbacks seemed to have tight coverage but the Jets receivers were winning all the one on one battles and coming up with catch after catch. It was a game in which Jets players made play after play and kept their offense on the field for over 39 minutes which wore down the Bills defense.
Greg Roman ultimately was blamed for their performance when he was let go on Friday. There have been several media reports which indicate it could have been the Pegula’s decision, Rex says it was his, and another report notes the players could have been involved. Let’s look into some of these rumors on the next slide.