Cincinnati Bengals Have Fired Offensive Coordinator Ken Zampese

After a promising start to his career has Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton stagnated?
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"Ken Zampese has done a tremendous job for us for my 15 years here, and I have the utmost respect for Ken as a person and as a coach", coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement (via ESPN).

Lazor has previous experience at the position, running the Miami Dolphins offense in 2014 and 2015. "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".

It has only gotten worse since then with the losses of their two best offensive linemen. The Bengals made the move after becoming the first team since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to start the season without a touchdown in two home games.

Lazor joined the organization in January 2016 as the quarterbacks coach after his predecessor Ken Zampese was promoted to offensive coordinator and assumes his new role after the firing of Zampese.

Cincinnati was shut out by the Baltimore Ravens in its season opener, 20-0. We've been struggling on offense, getting to the red zone. Star wide receiver A.J. Green was one of those who voiced frustration, particularly in not seeing the ball when the Bengals were trailing in the final quarter of the game. Green was not afraid to say what he thought of the team's performance during the first two weeks of NFL football. Lazor was the team's quarterbacks coach. The offensive line has not held up the way the Bengals hoped it might. Ryan was ultimately fired in Week 16, but the Bills did respond to Anthony Lynn replacing Roman by winning their next four games and averaging more than 23 points per contest.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is brought down by Houston Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney.

"We are playing like shit right now", Green said after the loss. "We are going to have to look at it and see what we can do differently".

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