A "Near Mutiny" Forced Marvin Lewis to Fire Offensive Coordinator Ken Zamepese

Arnold Nichols
September 17, 2017

The Bengals are going to fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, and are replacing him with quarterback scoach Bill Lazor, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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.

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.

Zampese was in his second season in charge of the Bengals' offense after he took over for Hue Jackson, now head coach of the Browns, before last season.


"I don't think he's [Dalton] taken a step back", Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters.

Lewis is surely hoping a change in the coaching staff can spark the offense moving forward, but likely feels his own seat warming up, especially since he's in the final year of his contract. With 516 total yards through two games, they rank second in the National Football League - ahead of the Texans, but behind the Kansas City Chiefs, who amassed 537 yards in their lone game against New England.

After a second consecutive dismal offensive performance to start the season, the Cincinnati Bengals are looking for answers on offense. Lazor was the team's quarterbacks coach. "We're not doing a good enough job".

"We are playing like shit right now", Green said, not stopping there. Quarterback Andy Dalton completed just 57 percent of his passes for a 76.4 rating, failing to make the most of superstar wide receiver A.J. Green. Before that Lazor was the offensive coordinator of the 2014 and 2015 Miami Dolphins who finished 14th and 26th respectively in total offense.

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