Another expected Buffalo Bills coaching hire is on the verge of becoming official: San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman is coming to Buffalo to coordinate the Bills' offense under new head coach Rex Ryan. Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com had the scoop first.
Roman, 42, has spent the last four years running the offense under now-ex 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. In 2006 and 2007, Roman worked for the Baltimore Ravens as an offensive line assistant, which gives him some career overlap with Ryan, who in those two years was serving as the Ravens' defensive coordinator.
In 2008, Roman became an offensive coordinator for the first time - at Holy Spirit High School in New Jersey, where Roman is from. After one year there, he joined Harbaugh's staff at Stanford as an offensive assistant, and then followed Harbaugh to San Francisco in 2011.
Now, Roman will be calling plays for a Bills offense that needs to overhaul its offensive line and find some stability at quarterback. If they can accomplish that, Roman will have quite a bit of offensive skill talent to exploit in Buffalo, particularly at wide receiver. Really, given the way the Bills' offense flatlined in the second half of the 2014 season, it's difficult to imagine that the unit has anywhere to go but up.