The Buffalo Bills hired Greg Roman to be their offensive coordinator after Rex Ryan took over as head coach. (It should also be noted that Roman, in fact, interviewed for the head coaching job himself.) But why do San Francisco 49ers fans talk about him with mixed feelings following his four years by the bay? We asked David Fucillo from Niners Nation to break down Roman's tenure there.
Roman's offenses with the 49ers were always run-heavy, and paired with Ryan, that probably will continue in Buffalo. In his four seasons as an offensive coordinator in the NFL, his teams finished in the Top 10 in attempts and rushing yards every time, and in the Top 11 in his final three seasons in yards per attempt. How will that translate?
Equally as interesting is Roman's one-dimensionality, and lack of focus on the passing game. Prior to his time in San Francisco, he was the running game coordinator at Stanford. Can he develop a quarterback and passing attack without the aid of Jim Harbaugh?
Fooch answers those questions, plus give us some insight on what was a curious play-calling structure with the 49ers, where it's tough to place responsibility for good or bad developments. You'll have to watch the video to find out what I mean.