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Rex Ryan on firing Greg Roman: This is my move

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan walks on the sideline during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) AP

The Bills fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Friday, a day after they dropped to 0-2 with a 37-31 home loss to the Jets.

A report out of Buffalo had the firing coming after owners Terry and Kim Pegula met with Ryan on Friday morning to express their unhappiness with the offense, but Ryan said the decision to can Roman didn’t come from upstairs. During a meeting with the media on Friday afternoon, Ryan said “this is my move without question” and that he told the Pegulas his plans during their morning conversation.

“After every game I meet with ownership,” Ryan said, via WGR 550. “This morning I met with them. I informed them on my decision and they were supportive of it. … We have a lot of weapons. It’s about how we disperse the ball, that’s going to be the focus. … I thought it was the right time to make a move. There’s 14 games left in the season, and we have to make big strides moving forward.”

The offense isn’t the only area where the Bills have to make strides in the weeks to come and Ryan said there’s no doubt that the defense has to get better, “but to me this is the move that made the most sense.” He also called himself accountable for the decisions, something that could have implications on his future in Buffalo if those strides don’t come after parting ways with Roman.

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117 Responses to “Rex Ryan on firing Greg Roman: This is my move”
  1. blynch67 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    Dead Man walking… And his brother too

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    “This headset is expensive, so I don’t want to throw it on the ground, and punching walls hurts like hell, so I fired Roman instead….”.

  3. mcjon22 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    I could have sworn that was the Bills defense getting lit up last night, not the offense.

  4. TB12RALLYCRY says: Sep 16, 2016 5:35 PM

    I love it!!! Hes all ready sacrificing bodies to save his job in week two !! This is gonna be good !!!

  5. edelmanfanclub says: Sep 16, 2016 5:35 PM

    Fire yourself. Your defense isnt very good for a one of the “best” defensive minds in the league.

  6. i thumbs down your comment says: Sep 16, 2016 5:35 PM

    Rex doesn’t got your back

  7. misterford says: Sep 16, 2016 5:38 PM

    The offense was a lot better than the defense last night.

  8. proudchowdahead13 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:38 PM

    The Defense gives up 37 points, the Offense scores 31. Firing the OC makes perfect sense!

  9. flavordave says: Sep 16, 2016 5:39 PM

    Keep in mind that the season starting 7 days ago…..

  10. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 16, 2016 5:40 PM

    Rex, have you and your brother called Century 21 yet?

  11. igotgamenj says: Sep 16, 2016 5:40 PM

    it’s going to stink starting all over again

  12. jkjdawg1 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:42 PM

    When you score 31 and give up 37, firing the OC doesn’t exactly sound like a move that “makes the most sense” to me.

  13. gwhite13 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:43 PM

    Can the last man to leave, turn out the lights.

  14. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:44 PM

    What’s all the fuss about?

    – Jeff Fisher

  15. taeh324 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:46 PM

    But did Rex Ryan also decided to fire him and his brother

  16. Wizard87 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:47 PM

    The bills organization is a joke. Starting with the owners down. The GM and HC shouldn’t make it out of week 3 but expect every form of excuse from Rex before they finely can him. It’s a shame Buffalo has come to this… it deserves better.

  17. cobby231 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:49 PM

    when your defense gets no rest time because the offense cant stay on the field with vanilla, pop warner play calls. It makes a lot of sense. Im no fan of rex, but come on, with those play calls? He had to go.

  18. joecool16280 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:49 PM

    Roman was a horrible OC in San Fran so this isn’t a shock.

  19. rdrs68 says: Sep 16, 2016 5:52 PM

    one step closer to the door for the soon to be ex-coaches, the Ryans.

  20. 12thmangohawks says: Sep 16, 2016 5:55 PM

    Since when are the bills relevant at all? Guess I’d have to live in god forsaken buffalo to give 2 about this

  21. firerogergoodell says: Sep 16, 2016 5:56 PM

    I thought he was the same stupid old Rex but this is a really smart move. He will take a hit for this with the media even though it was the Pegula’s decision. That could help save his job after another average season.

  22. 12thmangohawks says: Sep 16, 2016 5:56 PM

    I bet buffalo wishes it was a lot more like Seattle and a lot less like… Buffalo.

  23. agroaltomar says: Sep 16, 2016 5:57 PM

    How does the offensive coordinator of a team that “won the off season” get let go after just two weeks?

  24. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 16, 2016 5:57 PM

    “Ball dispersal.” Yeah that’s really what’s at fault here. This guy is too hilarious.

    No wonder New England loves playing in this division.

  25. xbam says: Sep 16, 2016 6:01 PM

    Rex should put on some blue glasses and run for office…he can’t tell the truth!

  26. weepingjebus says: Sep 16, 2016 6:01 PM

    Even I will admit that the Jets started getting better as soon as they stopped jawing and focused on their work. By contrast the Bills have a lot of trolling to pay for.

  27. drakost says: Sep 16, 2016 6:01 PM

    Did anyone actually watch that game? The offense was terrible and the amount of time buffalos’ defense was on the field was what killed them. Look at the time of possession. This loss hurts buffalo but I wouldn’t write them off too soon… and no I’m not Rex Ryan in disguise.

  28. Patty Dubs says: Sep 16, 2016 6:04 PM

    The Bills offense lacks imagination and execution. Yeah they scored 24 points last night but the only offense that looked worse than Roman’s in Week 1 was the Rams.
    Bringing in Manuel to run a QB sneak (twice) is bush league. That 4th down jumbo package was way too predictable.

  29. jeremycrowhurst says: Sep 16, 2016 6:05 PM

    Has this kind of gutless move by a coach ever saved his job, ever?

  30. fatsolio says: Sep 16, 2016 6:07 PM

    Taking bets on who the next team will be to give this clown another head coaching job. Rex is like the Sam Bradford of head coaches.

  31. professorpigskin46 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:07 PM

    Of course.

    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

  32. toybkshr says: Sep 16, 2016 6:08 PM

    Ball dispersal? Bills need a Ryan dispersal!

  33. brady2gronktd says: Sep 16, 2016 6:10 PM

    Guys cmon the real reason he was let go was Roman was always beating the Ryan brothers to the best hot wing spots throughout Buffallo and they kept gettings the cold, old wings at the bottom of the pan!

  34. slick50ks says: Sep 16, 2016 6:10 PM

    Not really Romans fault. There’s not a real QB on the whole roster.

  35. mogogo1 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:10 PM

    “I hired a guy who had to be fired after only two games” doesn’t make Rex sound very competent. And he’s now onto his 5th OC in 6 seasons. If only there were some common denominator in all this…

  36. 6ball says: Sep 16, 2016 6:12 PM

    .
    Whose idea was it to generate zero pass rush while leaving your point guard cornerbacks on an island vs power forwards, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker?

    It was pathetic to continually see the Bills CBs haplessly chasing the Jets receivers 30 yards downfield. Where were the safeties?
    .

  37. Hitdog18 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:12 PM

    Rex’s next ‘move’ will be to the unemployment line

  38. magnumpimustache says: Sep 16, 2016 6:14 PM

    The NFL gives the AFC East a Gift by suspending Brady.

    And then they behave like morons.

    Thanks for returning the gift.

    – Pats fans

  39. EJ says: Sep 16, 2016 6:15 PM

    Rex Ryan is not going anywhere… the Pegula’s love him and believe that he is the right guy for the job. Mark my words, Ryan will remain Head Coach for 2016 and at the very least 2017. The Pegula’s know that the reason for Buffalo’s playoff drought is not from bad teams or bad coaches… It’s from having a revolving door at the Head Coaching position every 2-3 years. The team brings in a coach, starts to rebuild, has a mediocre couple of seasons, fires them and starts over again. This has been happening since Marv Levy retired. They will give Rex an ample amount of time to get his team together and in position to win.

  40. barsfordays says: Sep 16, 2016 6:16 PM

    I knew this was inevitable when I saw Shady McCoy take a direct snap and fake a jet sweep to Reggie Bush

  41. whiteybulgersson says: Sep 16, 2016 6:17 PM

    He’s a clown of a coach. When you hire this guy to lead your organization people should question your knowledge of the game.

  42. a1b24312 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:19 PM

    It is not his move bc clearly his reporting line approved it.

    His autobiography ought to be called Rex, As In Wrecks.

  43. jag1959 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:20 PM

    TB12RALLYCRY says:
    Sep 16, 2016 5:35 PM
    I love it!!! Hes all ready sacrificing bodies to save his job in week two !! This is gonna be good !!!
    ___________________

    Gonna be? It’s already well past ‘good’. Rex said before the season he would “be the first m—–f—– that goes” if the team didn’t succeed. And here we are 2 games in and Roman walks the plank with Rexy proclaiming “this is my move without question.”

  44. xpensivewinos says: Sep 16, 2016 6:23 PM

    Gee, if only there were some track record that existed to show how incompetent and unqualified Rex Ryan is as a head coach.

    Oh well, how could anyone possibly have known………

  45. joetoronto says: Sep 16, 2016 6:23 PM

    This is classic Buffalo, not just the Bills, Buffalo.

    The town is a circus and all they do is lose at everything.

  46. sopadegato says: Sep 16, 2016 6:24 PM

    The Bills’ defense got “lit up” last night because they were out there for FORTY PLUS MINUTES.

    I don’t care if you’ve got the best defense in the world, they’re not going anywhere if they’re gassed to hell. It’s the fact the offense couldn’t do a damned thing that forced the defense out there again, and again, and again.

  47. rogerWWEgoodell says: Sep 16, 2016 6:26 PM

    hey jets fans, you beginning to understand why everyone was considering you a joke and a circus a few years ago yet?

  48. jetsfan136 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:28 PM

    The NFL gives the AFC East a Gift by suspending Brady.

    And then they behave like morons.

    Thanks for returning the gift.

    – Pats fans

    ———–

    Jets seem to be behaving. Played Cincy tough and then won on the road in the division. Cincy could be a 12 win team. No one on the Jets kneeled during the anthem. What’s your Jets prob now?

  49. newtoallthis23 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:32 PM

    I am pretty sure that if Rob Ryan was the offensive coordinator and Roman was the defensive coordinator that the defensive coordinator would be getting fired today.

  50. fedegene says: Sep 16, 2016 6:35 PM

    I’m not a big fan or Rex’s, and it is obvious that the Bills defense is underachieving (to be generous) given that it is supposedly led by a defensive “mastermind”. Still, I would have fired the OC too last night. How long did it they take them to show some urgency on their last scoring drive??? How about the missed snap before the 2 minute warning? Honestly, as much as the defense was ineffective, the offense did not seem ready to play the no huddle in the final minutes. Now, is this only Roman’s fault? Of course not! Tyrod Taylor is just not a good QB yet, but merely a project, now. And Rex can fire all the assistants he wants while he brings in his brother knowing this is their last chance to have fun coaching together, but at the end of the season he will be held accountable. I do feel sorry for Bills fans…

  51. newtoallthis23 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:36 PM

    drakost says:
    Sep 16, 2016 6:01 PM
    Did anyone actually watch that game? The offense was terrible and the amount of time buffalos’ defense was on the field was what killed them. Look at the time of possession. This loss hurts buffalo but I wouldn’t write them off too soon… and no I’m not Rex Ryan in disguise.
    _________________________________________
    No, it was too painful to watch.

  52. newtoallthis23 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:37 PM

    slick50ks says:
    Sep 16, 2016 6:10 PM
    Not really Romans fault. There’s not a real QB on the whole roster.
    _________________________________________

    Exactly, his offense was not too shabby in San Fran.

  53. r8danation says: Sep 16, 2016 6:42 PM

    Wrecks Ryan

  54. jag1959 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:44 PM

    sopadegato says:
    Sep 16, 2016 6:24 PM
    The Bills’ defense got “lit up” last night because they were out there for FORTY PLUS MINUTES.

    ___________________

    That sounds good until you realize the Jets best quarter was the 2nd

  55. buffalobrad13 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:48 PM

    Lets play devils advocate for a moment. The offense put on two touchdowns on two plays. A third with the defense and lastly a fourth when New York was basically in prevent. We did not reach the red zone until the 2:00 minute warning and I have never seen an offense so anemic on a 3rd and 1. I would give the offense 14 points at best and besides 2 plays and a pre run defense 150 total yards. I like the change but Pegulas have to make a move on Rex if we start 0-4 which is most likely to happen.

  56. adrianbeatason says: Sep 16, 2016 6:52 PM

    This seems like it might be the last year for the Ryan brothers in the NFL.

    Roman is a good scapegoat for the fact that neither Ryan should be coaching in the NFL and that their defenses stink.

  57. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Sep 16, 2016 6:54 PM

    Brilliant move by Rex. He just removed the only logical in-season candidate to replace him. He just gave himself job security through the end of the season.

  58. edon8334 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:54 PM

    CHOOO CHOOOO!!! and the train keeps moving!

  59. urmomsmyho says: Sep 16, 2016 7:08 PM

    What a snake oil salesman!

  60. dvdman123 says: Sep 16, 2016 7:11 PM

    I think Rex got confused and thought his offense sucked last night not his defense.

  61. nyg2727 says: Sep 16, 2016 7:24 PM

    REX RYAN For PRESIDENT!!!!!

  62. finfansince68 says: Sep 16, 2016 7:30 PM

    I hear a lot about how bad Roman was in SF – but after just 2 games – it WAS’NT his Offense that was the problem!

  63. nhpats says: Sep 16, 2016 7:34 PM

    cobby231 says:
    Sep 16, 2016 5:49 PM
    when your defense gets no rest time because the offense cant stay on the field with vanilla, pop warner play calls. It makes a lot of sense. Im no fan of rex, but come on, with those play calls? He had to go.

    ———-
    You could say the defense was fatigued….but the Jets scored the first 4 possessions they had the ball. Are you saying they were fatigued in the 1st quarter? Who conditions these players…..Rex?

  64. maestro3k says: Sep 16, 2016 7:40 PM

    This might be a shot in the dark but, maybe, just maybe the defense is to blame in all of this!

  65. limakey says: Sep 16, 2016 7:48 PM

    The right move was made. The offense couldn’t stay on the field. They scored on broken plays. I wasn’t impressed with their play calling on offense last year.

  66. kevpft says: Sep 16, 2016 7:53 PM

    “I informed them of my plan to fire Roman immediately after they informed me that it was either him or me.”

  67. valentino8100 says: Sep 16, 2016 7:54 PM

    Pathetic.

  68. bobbyd12 says: Sep 16, 2016 7:57 PM

    Defense gives up 37 and they fire the offensive coordinator.

  69. manderson4150 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:06 PM

    Liar……

  70. finfansince68 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:13 PM

    What was that Rex said about – “I’ll be the first to go” –
    Yeah Sure…..Liar!

  71. helicopterpilot13 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:26 PM

    I’m fifty plus years-old and have followed the NFL since the late sixties and this is without a doubt the most asinine thing I’ve ever seen as far as in-season firings of coaches is concerned.
    Robb Ryan has been a bust in his last three teams/defenses, yet the very talented Gregg Roman gets ’86ed instead? Beyond stupid and dubious.
    BOTH Ryans need to go NOW. I wonder how long it will take the ownership to see this obvious fact??

  72. billsfan says: Sep 16, 2016 8:33 PM

    Soooo, Rex, you’re saying that you’re NOT going to be the first m____f____er to go. Ah Ha!

    Talk is cheap, but, when it comes down to it, you’re like that Italian boat captain that watched his boat sink(with all those passengers), while he was safely on shore!

    Well guess what? Karma is coming, big mouth, and it’s looking for you!

  73. jerseyshoregiant says: Sep 16, 2016 8:36 PM

    Funny how last night in his press conference he was saying the offense got better.
    Also what other coaches have to meet with ownership after the game? Jason Garrett probably has to deal with Jerry Jones but I guarantee Ben McAdoo and Todd Bowles, Mike Tomlin and Bill Belichek don’t meet with ownership after every game.

  74. rodgerstonelson says: Sep 16, 2016 8:38 PM

    Both the Ryan Brothers will be sitting at home watching the game’s in a week or two.

  75. geefan1 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:02 PM

    Of course it’s your move, Rex. Who else would be stupid enough to fire an OC who puts up 31 points when the DC gives up 37…

  76. longgrainrice says: Sep 16, 2016 9:06 PM

    Offense scores 31…Defense gives up 37. Fire OC. This is why Rex Ryan is a perennial loser

  77. kgun80 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:07 PM

    Pile on trolls. This is becoming the clown shoe people predicted. We wanted to believe, we really did but the group of Whaley, Ryan and Russ Brandon has got to go NOW. Just pull the bandaid off admit failure hire a quality Team President and GM and start your coaching search.
    I would say thanks for ending it early but I know my Bills they will do something to regain our hope before the eventual elimination of playoff contention again. Man it’s hard being a Bills fan.

  78. ibillwt says: Sep 16, 2016 9:11 PM

    Crawl to Foxboro, kiss the rings, and get some help.

  79. fiverings37 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:24 PM

    This move reeks of desperation. Rex will be an ex soon.

  80. fiverings37 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:26 PM

    Why doesn’t he fire his defensive coordinator? Oh wait….

  81. billsthicknthin says: Sep 16, 2016 9:36 PM

    You people are clueless. Roman is a decent OC. He took the 26th ranked DVOA Bills from 2014 to the #9 ranked offense by DVOA in 2015. Meanwhile, Rex took #2 defense under Jim Schwartz in 2014 and turned them into the 24th ranked defense by DVOA. That says it all. If we had Jim Schwartz and Roman at the same time the Bills were an easy playoff team. Anyone defending Rex because the Bills O couldn’t stay on the field are clueless. Nevermind the fact that the Jets defense is elite and the Ravens (since the second half of 2015) have been as well. Do you think Anthony Lynn will have success against the Cards or Seahawks? Laughable.

  82. cross300 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:54 PM

    If your team puts up 31 points you should win the game. Unless of course you have the worst defensive coordinator in the league and the most undisciplined team. The Ryan twins are a dumpster fire. Glad the Bills are in the AFC east. Go pats.

  83. slick3 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:58 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 16, 2016 6:23 PM
    This is classic Buffalo, not just the Bills, Buffalo.

    The town is a circus and all they do is lose at everything.

    ———————————————————————————-
    Losing four Super Bowls in a row should have been the first clue.

  84. MichaelEdits says: Sep 16, 2016 10:12 PM

    Well. Okay, then. Isn’t that special?

    Meanwhile, whenever an NFL offense sees they’ve got the Bills on their schedule, they say, “Let’s get a g–d— snack.”

    (Oh come on. somebody had to say it.)

  85. bengals4lifer says: Sep 16, 2016 10:22 PM

    The Ryan brothers are degenerates; zero respect. Rex took over for the Bills in 2015 and hasn’t even delivered on the side where he supposedly has competency.

    -2013 Buffalo D ranked 10th
    -2014 Buffalo D ranked 3rd
    -2015 Buffalo D ranked 19th
    -2016 Buffalo D ranked 31st

  86. blackcatnfl says: Sep 16, 2016 10:24 PM

    He made Fitzpatrick look like Tom Brady, and he fired the offensive coordinator?!?

  87. the8man says: Sep 16, 2016 10:37 PM

    rodgerstonelson says:
    Sep 16, 2016 8:38 PM
    Both the Ryan Brothers will be sitting at home watching the game’s in a week or two.
    —————————————————–
    Likely. Yet both probably still getting paid, which is the real crime.

  88. ohand16 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:37 PM

    Bills fans deserve worse

  89. ohand16 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:39 PM

    Don’t worry Buffalo, you’ll always have dizzy bat.

    #DrunkBillsMafia

  90. the8man says: Sep 16, 2016 10:39 PM

    jerseyshoregiant says:
    Sep 16, 2016 8:36 PM
    …but I guarantee Ben McAdoo and Todd Bowles, Mike Tomlin and Bill Belichek don’t meet with ownership after every game.
    ——————————————————-
    Not true. Bob and Bill get together after every win, talk about Patriots branding strategy, enjoy bourbon and compare championship rings.

  91. onebuffalove716 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:49 PM

    when are the bills relevant at all? Guess I’d have to live in god forsaken buffalo to give 2 about this

    28 28

    Lol. This from s Seahawks fan who up until 3 years, No one cared about. Hell, the league couldn’t decide which conference to put you in, but go ahead talk as if the other 4o years of your organizations crappy existence never happened

  92. avengers2014 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:52 PM

    You scored 31 points, give up 37, and it is the offensive coordinator that gets fired???

    I think I have figured out why Rex’s teams consistently suck.

    I mean, it’s not like the defensive coordinator is his brother or anything….

  93. onebuffalove716 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:54 PM

    Joe Toronto… Such a tough guy over the computer. Just because he molestes little boys doesn’t mean he had to hate on Buffalo. No it’s true. That’s what Joe Toronto does. He owns a white van with a sign saying free candy.

  94. silentbenstrikesback says: Sep 16, 2016 11:07 PM

    Yes, that’s it. Offense was the issue in a game lost 37-31. There were absolutely NO issues with a defensive performance like the one Rob Ryan managed to deploy. Move along, nothing to see here.

  95. nflfan1 says: Sep 16, 2016 11:32 PM

    Rex made sure to fire the person who was most likely to replace him when/if he is fired himself. Bravo Rex! Bravo! First smart move you’ve made in a LONG time. You’re still getting fired this year.

  96. stipez says: Sep 16, 2016 11:54 PM

    Pffft… What head coach wants to hear Kim Pegula lecture them about offense?

    Belichick would’ve told her to stick it in her clam.

  97. campcouch says: Sep 16, 2016 11:57 PM

    Tyrod Taylor

  98. oldcrabb says: Sep 17, 2016 12:18 AM

    Roman destroyed the 49ers with his play calling the last 2 years he was there.

  99. leef2020 says: Sep 17, 2016 1:02 AM

    Rex hasn’t had a winning season since 2010 and its pretty clear this season is lost already. The most interesting thing about the Bills to watch now is now that he’s taking out the lap-band, how many weeks will it take for Rex to balloon up in weight to match his brother.

  100. justsayin70 says: Sep 17, 2016 1:18 AM

    How does this @zzh@t still have a head coaching job? He’s one of the most overrated NFL head coaches in NFL history.

  101. tommynatorii says: Sep 17, 2016 2:20 AM

    Already a desperate move to save his bum this year.

  102. MTLighthouse69 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:10 AM

    Classic diversion by Rex. The Ryan brothers are the problem, they should be let go. Instead, fire a non-family member.

    The offense put up a lot of points, the defense sucked. So, by all means fire the offensive coordinator. Nothing wrong with that picture, right? Idiots.

  103. eddyjf says: Sep 17, 2016 6:46 AM

    Perhaps he should look into firing some of the hotdog vendors as well.

  104. nepatriot1 says: Sep 17, 2016 7:27 AM

    EJ says:
    Sep 16, 2016 6:15 PM
    Rex Ryan is not going anywhere… the Pegula’s love him and believe that he is the right guy for the job. Mark my words, Ryan will remain Head Coach for 2016 and at the very least 2017. The Pegula’s know that the reason for Buffalo’s playoff drought is not from bad teams or bad coaches… It’s from having a revolving door at the Head Coaching position every 2-3 years. The team brings in a coach, starts to rebuild, has a mediocre couple of seasons, fires them and starts over again. This has been happening since Marv Levy retired. They will give Rex an ample amount of time to get his team together and in position to win.
    ——————————
    Right, so what evidence from Rex’s long term stint with the Jets made Pegula think he had the right guy to rebuild the bills? Keep the revolving door going until you get the right guy.

  105. bchap17 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:04 AM

    mcjon22 says:
    Sep 16, 2016 5:33 PM
    I could have sworn that was the Bills defense getting lit up last night, not the offense.
    ————————————–
    Does anybody actually watch the games anymore or just look at stat lines?

    The offense was putrid, outside of 2 big plays. They cannot sustain drives, which wears out the defense. Roman never got plays in the huddle in a timely fashion the play calling was horrid, and for some reason he refuses to roll Tyrod out when it’s clear to everyone he has trouble seeing the field.

    Roman wasn’t the only problem, but he was indeed a problem. His firing was warranted. Hopefully there’s more to come.

  106. mmarm300 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:04 AM

    These comments are crazy. take away the broken TD and the last minute drive gimme TD, and the DEFENSIVE TD and the Bills offense scored 10 points. 7 of that was Goodwin outrunning Revis (happens 1/10 times) The firing was completely right.

  107. jvw1982 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:14 AM

    So now this makes since, when the owners started screaming at him about the offense, dropping stats on him, the only answer he had was to fire the OC, that must have been a lot of heat for him to throw the OC under the bus during the meeting, so much in fact he probably thought they were going to fire him….so he saved his job this week, lets see who gets it next week…

  108. polapea says: Sep 17, 2016 8:18 AM

    Panic move attempting to take scrutiny off the worst DC in football who happens to be the HC’s brother.

    Much like his dad Rex is a coordinator not an HC. His brother hasn’t even figured out the coordinator thing.

  109. polapea says: Sep 17, 2016 8:22 AM

    Reading these comments I guess people don’t realize the HC establishes the type of O he wants. Rex wanted smash mouth football and Roman called it that way.

  110. mikeinthevine says: Sep 17, 2016 8:22 AM

    I heard the players are going to take a knee during introductions to protest their inept coach. Think Rex will be upset?

  111. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 17, 2016 8:51 AM

    Rex Ryan is the Bruce Arians of the AFC

  112. tigerlilac says: Sep 17, 2016 10:14 AM

    Nepotisn never wins. Neither do blowhards. Good thing Rex talked tough about respect for the anthem. Maybe he can blame his defense on Hillary. Didn’t she start single coverage on wideouts and blitzing veteran wideouts and letting them get a free release off the line. Rex finished it by firing his offensive coordinator.

  113. 1historian says: Sep 17, 2016 10:47 AM

    Those idiotic red uniforms they wore last night sure didn’t help their cause, but it will put more bux in the coffers of the owners, yada yada yada.

  114. immafubared says: Sep 17, 2016 11:04 AM

    Hey Rex couple more losses and you will be the one gone, and your creepy brother too. It was the defense that sucked. PASS Defense not the offense you twit.
    Your a has been and have been for years. Ya you were good when you had the great players but with so so guys mixed in, your avg at best. Buffalo deserves better.

  115. gizzmonic says: Sep 17, 2016 11:27 AM

    All the Ryans are total tool bags. Even the old man Buddy lied about his age to come off as younger when he was hired by the Jets. Flush em all.

  116. carloswlassiter says: Sep 17, 2016 11:40 AM

    My guess is Roman was smart enough to ask to be fired so he could bail before this team really implodes.

    Seriously – what kind of assistant coach would want to work for Ryan? You know you’ll just end up taking the blame for problems caused by the loud mouth, undisciplined HC.

  117. nookers says: Sep 17, 2016 11:59 AM

    Stop flapping your gums and do what you are supposed to be good at.. Coaching a defense.

    Jim Schwartz had a ten times worse defensive players and look what he did. I miss you Schwartz’y

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