AJ Green says he needs the football more often

Lynette Rowe
September 17, 2017

The Cincinnati Bengals, who failed to score a touchdown in losing their first two games of the National Football League season, sacked offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday.

Zampese will be replaced by quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor who joined Cincy last season when Zampese was promoted to offensive coordinator.

It will continue to be that way for the Bengals, it seems, at least for the foreseeable future, especially after Lewis voiced his support for Dalton following the team's 13-9 home loss to the Houston Texans on Thursday. This is also the first time Cincinnati has gone two straight games without finding the end zone since 2008, and those Bengals had the excuse of having Ryan Fitzpatrick starting in place of an injured Carson Palmer.

While Jackson is rightfully praised for his offensive mind and what he was able to do with the Bengals' offense while he was the offensive coordinator, I do think that Zampese's brief tenure in that role is entitled to some contextualization.

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He was previously the team's quarterbacks coach, joining the team in 2003 as a member of head coach Marvin Lewis's first staff. "We have a lot of talent on offense, and we need to keep working to take full advantage of the personnel we have", said Lewis.

His focus, right now, is on the Bengals' next game September 24 against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

"We're not getting the results we need to get", Lewis said. "I just go out there and run the play". Before that Lazor was the offensive coordinator of the 2014 and 2015 Miami Dolphins who finished 14th and 26th respectively in total offense.

"Trust me, things have happened very fast", Lazor said in a conference call Friday afternoon, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "If you look at it like that, then, yes, we're not scoring".

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