Amid all the negative injury news coming out of Buffalo Bills training camp, here’s one reason to hold out hope the 2016 season won’t be “Dead on Arrival:” Greg Roman.
The Bills’ offensive coordinator doesn’t get enough credit for the job he did last season. The Bills went from 26th in yards to 13th. More importantly, they went from 18th in points scored to 12th. This was despite the fact they got a lot less help from the defense, which fell from fourth overall to 19th in yards allowed. It came despite the fact Tyrod Taylor was on training wheels. And despite the fact Shady McCoy missed 4½ games and had only three 100-yard rushing games. He had a decent year, not a monster year.
In short, last season’s offense maxed out under Roman. His creativity is underappreciated. We saw more variations of the toss sweep than John McKay (look him up) ever imagined. We saw traps and zone run plays out of every formation under the sun. Sure, they need to improve. They led the NFL in three-and-outs. But there’s good reason to believe Roman will squeeze out everything Taylor has to give in 2016.