Bengals drop offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 touchdown-less start

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Cincinnati have now gone eight full quarters to start the season without scoring a touchdown at Paul Brown Stadium.

In Zampese's place, quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will take over as Bengals' offensive coordinator.

"No, I'm not anxious about Andy", Marvin Lewis said.

"Today my thoughts are with Ken after being on the other side and trying to be humane about it", Lazor said.

"It's hard to win many games when we don't score touchdowns", Lewis said on Friday, before the team announced Zampese had been fired. "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".


The news of Zampese's firing will likely come as welcome to frustrated Bengals fans, who began calling for the 50-year-old's ouster after the team lost 13-9 (points courtesy of field goals) to the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

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.

It was nearly 30 minutes before Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton emerged from the showers after the team's 13-9 loss to the Texans on Thursday night. "You are not going to win without them". Green was blunt in his assessment of the Bengals' play following the game. It would be nice if you could, but we have a real tough task at hand.

The Cincinnati Bengals are now 0-2 and veteran wide receiver A.J.

Also, in their first two games, the Bengals have employed a three running back rotation of Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard and rookie Joe Mixon. He looked up at the ceiling momentarily, sighed, and began answering questions about why the offense hadn't scored a touchdown in two games. He held the job with the Miami Dolphins from 2014-15.

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