Greg Roman denies report that he privately called Rex Ryan a ‘buffoon’
Former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman is denying that the divorce between himself and Rex Ryan was a long time coming.
On Friday, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reported that Roman had privately told at least one person that he thought the coach was a “buffoon” and had already planned to leave the Bills at the end of the season. Roman also purportedly felt that coaching under Ryan would hurt his career.
Roman strongly denied the report when speaking to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News on Sunday, calling the statements “damnable lies.”
“I have nothing but respect for coach Ryan and I thought we had a great working relationship,” Roman said. “We met and he informed me of his decision. I thought it was handled very professionally. We then discussed how we could best make this work for everybody moving forward.”
There are a lot of rumblings that the Roman-Ryan split hasn’t exactly been handled well. Even if Roman denies this story, it won’t quiet those rumblings one bit.