Marvin Lewis Reportedly Faced ‘Near Mutiny’ Before Firing Bengals OC Ken Zampese

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Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported Friday that Cincinnati Bengals conduct manager Marvin Lewis faced a “near mutiny” before he dismissed descent coordinator Ken Zampese.

Florio remarkable several players had “pointed things to contend privately” after a Bengals unsuccessful to measure a touchdown in any of their initial dual games of a season.

On a heels of waste to a Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans, Lewis transposed Zampese with quarterbacks manager Bill Lazor and pronounced a following in a statement, per’s Katherine Terrell:

“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. 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.”

Wide receiver A.J. Green had only 5 catches for 67 yards in a Bengals’ 13-9 detriment to a Texans on Thursday, and he didn’t seem to validate a approach a offense was being run: “I don’t control a play-calling. we only go out there and run a play.”

Zampese transposed Hue Jackson as descent coordinator before to final season, after Jackson was hired as conduct manager of a Cleveland Browns.

The Bengals went from seventh in points scored to 24th, and their prolongation has plummeted even some-more by a initial dual games of 2017.

Before final season, Cincinnati had reached a playoffs in 5 uninterrupted campaigns. With Lewis’ pursuit potentially unresolved in a balance—in 14 years, including 7 playoff appearances, he has never led a group to a postseason win—he done a pierce in hopes of sparking his low offense.

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