Knowing the size of the egos in the NFL, the decision made by Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman may have come as a surprise to some.
Roman was a head coaching candidate for the Bills and interviewed prior to Rex Ryan with the Pegulas. After Buffalo’s owners and front office decided it would be Ryan as head coach, Ryan made quick work of calling Roman to offer him the offensive coordinator’s job.
Despite the fact that he did not get the nod as head coach for Buffalo he was taken with the Pegulas’ commitment to making the Bills a championship club along with a few other factors. Those factors convinced him to take the job.
“The thing that helped me with was understanding the level of commitment that the Pegulas had to bringing a winner to Buffalo,” Roman said. “When Terry and Rex called me up, it didn’t take a whole lot of cajoling because Rex is somebody that I have a lot of respect for and I think we both felt that if we ever got together at some point it would be pretty good.
“The passion in the city of Buffalo, you can’t manufacture it. It’s not something you can just go purchase. It’s real; it’s at a level unlike any other place really save one or two. That’s a pretty unique opportunity because that means something to me. We get this thing going the way we want to, I can only imagine what it’s going to be like here in this city of Buffalo. I think that was big. I think they have a very good nucleus of talent on this roster. I think that was also a definite selling point for me.
“Speaking to Rex right after that I was able to put all the pieces together in my mind and realize what an exciting opportunity it is to come up here to Western New York and we’re going to bring a winner back to Buffalo.”
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