Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Friday, but it seems that moves like that will only prolong the inevitable, the firing of Ryan himself.
According to Dom Cosentino of Deadspin, Ryan is looking more and as a dead man walking, and he didn’t get a vote of confidence from management, after they spoke to players behind his back over the weekend.
‘Rex’s tenure is tracking much the way it did when he was the head coach of the Jets, albeit with a faster descent and no actual success to descend from. Just like in Buffalo, Rex’s shit-talking act seduced the locals at first, and his headline-making style took some of the spotlight off his players.
But with the Jets, he bought himself time and goodwill right out of the chute with a couple of deep playoff runs, and he worked for a pair of GMs whose own screw-ups made it easy for management and the fans to keep taking him back. But this time, Rex whispered his sweet nothings to a fan base hardened by 16 years without a playoff appearance. The trust is gone: When Rex leaves the room, Bills fans already can’t wait to peek at his phone.’