Greg Roman Sets Higher Goal

January 6th, 2015

greg romanDamn, the Bucs need a strong offensive coordinator. That’s why they were so quick to interview 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman in California last week. Roman was given permission by the Niners to find a new job.

But Roman is a guy in demand.

Reliable Alex Marvez, of and SiriusXM NFL Radio, says Roman has set his sights a little higher than Bucs signal caller.

Via Twitter, Marvez reported today that Roman will interview to be the next Bills head coach.

Joe can’t blame Roman. The Bills, outside of Buffalo’s miserable weather, are a sweet NFL gig for an offensive-minded head coach eager to mold a new quarterback around a nasty defense and talented receivers, in addition to hungry new ownership.

28 Responses to “Greg Roman Sets Higher Goal”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    Oh well. Can’t blame him. HC is better than OC for the YUCS.

  2. lightningbuc Says:

    Buffalo has one of those “NFL ready” QBs from FSU drafted in the 1st round and they already need a new QB? Go figure.

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    Joe presents further evidence that:

    Lovie Smith = OC Killah

  4. mike Says:

    the bucs oc job working with lovie is one of the least desirable openings. It will most likely be the last to be filled.

  5. JFat Says:

    Yes, it is Lovie’s doing that he is choosing to pursue a more lucrative position. Tool.

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    HC is better than OC for anybody. Short of those few like Chucky, Cower and other successful people who can use TV to wait and pick the most choice position, the reality for most coaches is they can’t turn down ANY HC position. Those jobs just do not come up that often.

  7. ddneast Says:

    Really, what talented QB are you alluding to, Joe.
    The starter at the beginning at the start of the season was benched and replaced by veteran retread Kyle Orton who has seemingly retired for good.
    He wasn’t benched because he had a head cold. He was benched because he wasn’t getting better, he was getting worse.

  8. ihateloviesmith Says:

    I think those head coaching gigs, come open quite often, here in the NFL/wwf what ever you want to call it now adays

  9. geno714 Says:

    Joe – FYI, the mobile app seems to be crashing again on the iPhone (6plus). It keeps jumping to the App Store and trying to download the Lyft App. Can’t even make it through an article.

  10. Ra'Shad Says:

    @ Tom

    how is lovie killing G. Roman from coming to Tampa when he is be courted by the bills to be a HC. Your statement does not make sense to me. Please help me to understand. HC > OC

  11. Bucs OC candidate interviewing for a bigger position » The Bay Cave Says:

    […] to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports (via Joe Bucs Fan), Roman is set to interview for a head coaching position later this […]

  12. Matt Says:

    Roman is overrated as an OC. 49Ers offense has underachieved if you ask me. Kap isn’t even being used right anymore he looksxlike a fish out of water… All he can do is glance at Davis and seecif he’s blown by the LB yet, throw a 6 yard slant to Crabtree or throw up a prayer to Boldin.

    Wait…. I just had an epiphany. We have 3 6’5″ guys to throw it up to. We are Greg Romans dream job. Imagine a smarter Kap with 49ers offense. Thats what Mariota is. Dude seriously….

  13. "TheKevin" Says:


    Are you a fan of the bucs? It doesn’t sound like it.

    Why don’t you STFU and go be a pats fan you loser. You clearly are stupid.

  14. Eric Says:

    Of course if it turns out we get Roman, then the same group will believe it is a bad hire.

    There wont be any pleasing them no matter who Lovie hires.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    “There wont be any pleasing them no matter who Lovie hires.”

    I understand your point but don’t waste on tears on Lovie. He has truly EARNED his rep as a horrible offensive coach who also lacked to ability to either find or work with someone who could produce a good offense.

    I personally like Lovie. He has many admirable traits. An offensive football mind is not one of them. It’s his HISTORY that makes people so negative about Lovie’s ability to find a decent OC. Many are not sure he even wants a good OC. He wants to play Dungyball…run-run-punt and let your defense do EVERYTHING else including score points. May have worked in the 90’s and for a while in the oughts but it’s dinosaur football with today’s rules and athletes.

    And so I’m not a Lovie hater. I simply observe what he has done throughout his career. This year with Arroyo and McCown were simply the culmination of a solid career of sucking on the offensive side of the football.

    Remember Einsteins famous defintion of insanity…doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Many of us might like Lovie personally but when it comes to offense we think he’s insane by Einsteins famous definition.

  16. Stu Laake Says:

    I sincerely believe that one of their candidates they have already interviewed, suggested bringing Roman along as his OC. Hence the Bills are picking Roman’s brain re: philosophy, could he work with said candidate, who would comprise his staff, etc….

    I do not believe Roman is interviewing for HC. It is a way of circumventing the system…

    Just like Kyle Shanahan and his interviews.

  17. lightningbuc Says:

    Funny that those that bitched all 2013 season about the coach now telling us not to bitch about the coach, despite the fact he made the team worse.

  18. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    You idiots from the chi get on my nerves with your hate and I think that Lovie has so many supporters out there because we who grew up there know what the real deal is in Chicago. I thought Lovie chose Tampa because it would be different climate wise and have more diversity. Man I wish he chose Detroit a team with talent and not Tampa a scrub team with no talent and a crappy fan base (excluding all the real supporters). Somebody on here will act like I meant every Buc fan but that’s to be expected.

    Nobody wants to blame cutler at all for the offensive woes in chicago when Lovie was there. That scrub didn’t want to play for him and he screwed up at least 2 seasons w/ his attitude. The team chose him (cutler) over Lovie and now look at them and cutler. He had his best season under martz who said that cutler was a scrub and they made Lovie fire him at the end of the season.

  19. Eric Says:

    Well Lovie does have a certain philosophy, but it has won a lot of football games, including a super bowl appearance.

    Based on the interviews he has conducted so far it seems he is serious about the offensive side of the ball. Just as he also demonstrated by going all offense in last years draft, with a really good receiver in Evans and the promising RB and TE.

    In Chicago he brought in Cutler, Marshall, drafted Jeffries and Forte. That is a lot more offensive power than we have seen around here.

    He took over a team with no good QB. The only free agents available were Vick and McCown.

    And, the Rock Star left the man with five draft choices and a team in shambles.

    I believe the team showed signs of coming together. Nine losses were by six points or less.

    We are going to make a good OC hire, and get a franchise QB in April.

    I’m sure glad we got Lovie given the lousy group of candidates that are interviewing now, Rex Ryan and the lot.

    Go Lovie.

  20. biff barker Says:

    These Love Me Not homers are some seriously disillusioned cats!

  21. louden Says:

    about the 5 draft picks left: and what did Lovie do? besides later on wasting a 4th rounder on a over the hill overpriced old O-liner (knocking on the table) Drafting a RB with the skill-set or worse you could have had in the 5th round or even later (getting angrier)
    And what did Shiano do? although martin looked good, when you watch all the plays, he also didn´t displayed what (at least i) should be expected of a RB drafted that freakin high. (1st round, + lost draft pick of moving up) – stupid stupid …. fired for good reasons….

    And dont say “we needed a RB badly at that time” – doesn´t make the pick right.
    And whoever says “Sims didnt bust out yet” – its not about busting. He just wasn´t worth it by any means… talent/value wise… horse sssssshhhhh

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  23. rayjay1122 Says:

    Working for Roto-Rooter is probably a less “crappy” job than OC under Lovie’s direction. It would not surprise me if he has to offer the job to a guy from a college staff again. Unless Trestman feels sorry for him and makes the sacrifice to be the OC for the worst franchise in the history of sports.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    The fire Lovie fans have lessened. Reality sets in. The number one pick has taken the heat off Lovie’s back. You can smile from ear to ear now Lovie.

  25. bucrightoff Says:

    Who the hell called EJ Manuel or Christian Ponder “NFL ready”? Those picks were both criticized as being reaches

  26. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I admire your enthusiasm, your optimism, and I hope you’re right. I’m not as big a Lovie fan as you, although I do give him scoreboard for reaching the big game and I give him props for being a good defensive coach, and I concede he never lost this team through all of the struggles.

    But I’m a doubting Thomas. I’d feel better if the Glazers called Lovie behind closed doors so as to not embarrass him and let him quietly know that Licht was going to be the REAL General Manager and not Lovie’s secretary. I do not blame Lovie for wanting that GM as secretary deal, ALL coaches want as much power over their own fate as they can secure. But I hope the Glazers and Licht realize they need Lovie to coach, produce a championship defense, and then get out of the way of the OC and his shiny Heisman QB.

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think we’re missing two things that are pretty important.

    1. Roman going elsewhere is a good thing. He SUCKS.

    2. Joe has a app now??

  28. Ra'Shad Says:

    I concur with buccaneerbonzi