Zampese fired, Lazor to step up as offensive coordinator

Bengals offensive coordinator Ken Zampese

After an enigmatic start to the season, the Bengals have announced that Ken Zampese is out as the team's offensive coordinator.

The Bengals managed just nine points against the Houston Texans on Thursday after a season-opening shutout against Baltimore, and questions are being asked of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. The Bengals are the first team since the 1929 Eagles to open a season with two home games and fail to score a touchdown.

Zampese had worked for the Bengals under head coach Marvin Lewis since 2003, first as quarterbacks coach from that year through 2015 then as offensive coordinator when Hue Jackson left for the Cleveland Browns' head coaching job. "We'll have a chance to convene [Saturday] morning after everyone has had a chance to take in what's happening and we'll go forward a lot faster after that".

"No, I'm not anxious about Andy", Lewis said when asked if there will be a quarterback change in Cincinnati. Over those two games, Dalton threw four interceptions and lost a fumble while throwing for 394 total yards. We've been struggling on offense, getting to the red zone.

Said Green: "I don't control the playcalling". Quarterback Andy Dalton completed just 57 percent of his passes for a 76.4 rating, failing to make the most of superstar wide receiver A.J. Green. Bill Lazor has great experience in the league and as a coordinator, and I feel Bill can progress our offense the way we need.

"We are playing like sh- right now", Green said, not stopping there.

After a second consecutive dismal offensive performance to start the season, the Cincinnati Bengals are looking for answers on offense.

"What we need to do - the (offensive) philosophy - is to score as many points as we can to beat the Packers".

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