I'm not saying that I don't feel bad for Greg Roman. After all, the guy appeared to be pretty good at his job and was no more than a couple hours removed from putting up 31 points against potentially the most dominant front seven in all of football. Unfortunately, his termination as offensive coordinator was the only possible way to provide a quick fix to a team that seems destined for yet another losing season.
Ok fine, it was actually the only possible way to provide a quick fix to a bad team that involved both Ryan brothers keeping their jobs, but isn't that the most important thing here. You think Rob Ryan stopped binge drinking in New Orleans just so he could head up to to Buffalo and get axed the first time his continued inability to properly do his job cost his team a game? This isn't even related to nepotism, how could Rex fire his wing eating partner just days after getting his lap band removed? Come on now. The Buffalo Bills organization can't concern themselves with taking logical steps to win football games. That would go in direct opposition their main goal which is making sure the members of the most lovably inept football family are employed in the NFL.
Personally? I'm happy for Rob Ryan. The guy has been desperately searching for a gig where results don't matter and he finally found one hiding (or trying to hide) under his brother's increasingly flabby wing. So while we are mourning one man's undeserved firing let's take a quick second to look on the bright side. Another man achieved his dream of not being held accountable for his failures in a league in which job security is supposed to be predicated on success. What you call a scapegoat, I call a sacrifice.