Bengals fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start

Bengals fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday afternoon that former Cornell quarterback Bill Lazor '94 will be assuming the offensive coordinator role for the team, effective immediately. The Bengals are the first team since the 1929 Eagles to open a season with two home games and fail to score a touchdown.

Second-year offensive coordinator Ken Zampese is feeling the brunt of the criticism, and after a 2016 in which the Bengals finished 13th in yards but only 24th in points, red-zone efficiency was identified as the big problem to address in the offseason.

Lewis, of course, doesn't have the final say when it comes to team personnel decisions, but coming from a man who's managed to somehow hold on to his job despite zero playoff wins since taking over as head coach of Cincinnati way back in 2003, that speaks volumes.

AJ McCarron is considered one of the more talented backups in the National Football League, but questions about a quarterback change were given short shrift by Lewis. They did it by scoring 9 points in two games.

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"That catch, there were three dudes on me", Green said.

Green just wants the team to play at the level he knows they are capable of. Since then, Lazor has had stints in Atlanta, Washington and Seattle before making a brief detour into the college ranks once again when he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of Virginia from 2010 until 2012. Last year, the Buffalo Bills fired Greg Roman after a loss to the Jets.

"We are playing like shit 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. "We are going to have to look at it and see what we can do differently".

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