Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Amid touchdownless season, Cincinnati Bengals fire offensive coordinator

Amid touchdownless season, Cincinnati Bengals fire offensive coordinator

So on Friday afternoon, the team parted ways with Zampese and announced quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will assume responsibilities as the team's new offensive coordinator.

The Cincinnati Bengals won the race to become the first National Football League team to be 0-2 this season.

In two games this season, both at home, the Bengals have yet to find the end zone, and have turned the ball over six times.

Not only did the Bengals lose their opener Sunday, they were blown out at home by the division rival Ravens, losing 20-0 with quarterback Andy Dalton turning in one of his worst performances as a pro (four interceptions and a lost fumble).

Florio reports that multiple Bengals said "pointed things" in private to Lewis, including the normally soft-spoken A.J. Green.

Despite all the playoff failures over the past several years, there have been two things that have remained unchanged for the Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton and Marvin Lewis.

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That issue was eventually resolved and Toure went on to regain a place and play an influential role in the second half of the season.

Through two games, the 29-year-old pass catcher has produced only 10 receptions on 18 targets for 141 yards.

"We have a lot of talent on offense, and we need to keep working to take full advantage of the personnel we have", Lewis said.

His focus, right now, is on the Bengals' next game September 24 against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

"That catch, there were three dudes on me", Green said. "I just go out there and run the play". Lazor was the team's quarterbacks coach. Before that Lazor was the offensive coordinator of the 2014 and 2015 Miami Dolphins who finished 14th and 26th respectively in total offense.

In fact, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Lewis has assured Dalton of his position as the Bengals signal-caller.

"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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