The inability to develop a quarterback and a consistent offensive attack helped Rex Ryan lose his job with the Jets at the end of the regular season, which means he’s fully aware of the problems that could arise if the Bills follow the same script under his tutelage.
With the benched EJ Manuel at the top of the quarterback depth chart and no first-round pick in 2015, that’s a fairly reasonable concern. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Greg Roman will be charged with making sure that things don’t go down that way.
Schefter reports that Roman is expected to be hired as Ryan’s offensive coordinator in Buffalo. Roman and Ryan spent time together as assistants in Baltimore before Roman went to Stanford and started a working relationship with Jim Harbaugh that took him to the offensive coordinator job with the 49ers.
That job went well for three years as the 49ers advanced to at least the NFC Championship Game each year and went to the Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick, but they slipped to 8-8 this year with a passing offense that misfired on a grand scale. Roman will have to turn that around in Buffalo whether Manuel or someone else is the quarterback or Ryan’s tenure in Buffalo could play out a lot like his first stop in the AFC East.