Bengals glow descent coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start

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CINCINNATI — The Bengals on Friday dismissed descent coordinator Ken Zampese following a team’s muted 0-2 start, imprinting a initial time in a 50-year story of a classification that a coordinator has been dismissed during a season.

The Bengals pronounced quarterbacks manager Bill Lazor will immediately assume coordinator duties in place of Zampese, who was with a Bengals for 15 seasons; he started as their quarterbacks manager before being promoted to descent coordinator final season.

“Ken Zampese has finished a extensive pursuit for us for my 15 years here, and we have a pinnacle honour for Ken as a chairman and as a coach,” conduct manager Marvin Lewis pronounced in a statement. “But we feel it best for a football group to breathe new life into a offense, and that’s because we am creation a change.

“Bill Lazor has good knowledge in a joining and as a coordinator, and we feel Bill can swell a offense a approach we need. We have a lot of talent on offense, and we need to keep operative to take full advantage of a crew we have.”

Cincinnati has gotten off to one of a misfortune descent starts in group history, descending to 0-2 and unwell to measure an descent touchdown during home by dual games for a initial time given 1939.

The Bengals’ scoring offense forsaken from seventh altogether in 2015, with Hue Jackson as a descent coordinator, to 24th underneath Zampese final season.

The Bengals non-stop a deteriorate with a 20-0 detriment to Baltimore followed by Thursday night’s 13-9 detriment to a Houston Texans.

Lewis had pronounced progressing Friday that he would keep any crew changes private.

“We’re not removing a formula we need to get,” Lewis said.

Lewis pronounced a group was admittedly undone after scoring usually 9 sum points in their initial dual games. Star far-reaching receiver A.J. Green was one of those who uttered their frustration, quite in not saying a round when a Bengals were trailing in a final entertain of a game.

Said Green: “I don’t control a playcalling. we only go out there and run a play.”

Lazor, in his 12th deteriorate as an NFL coach, is in his second deteriorate with Cincinnati after prior stops in Washington, Seattle, Philadelphia and Miami.

It is a second-consecutive deteriorate in that an NFL descent coordinator has been dismissed after a Thursday night detriment in Week 2. Last year, a Buffalo Bills dismissed Greg Roman after a detriment to a Jets.

When asked if he suspicion a Bengals offense had been in a rut for a past dual seasons, Green pronounced a miss of scoring pronounced a lot.

“We’re not scoring,” Green said. “If we demeanour during it like that, then, yes, we’re not scoring.”


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