Bengals fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start

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Presumably leading to Green's frustration, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled mightily out of the gate this season.

Taking over for Zampese is quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, who has been with the Bengals since 2016.

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

The Bengals did not miss an extra point to get to nine either, which means they are touchdown-less on the season despite having played both their games in the friendly home confines of Paul Brown Stadium. "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".

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Dalton threw four interceptions and lost a fumble in the season opening 20-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Lewis had said earlier Friday that he would keep any personnel changes private.

The team entered Thursday night's home game against the Houston Texans with a decent shot at winning, but for the second consecutive week, the Cincinnati offense was lifeless. Again, we're not good enough today. Getting Green the ball more, finding a way to deploy rookie wide receiver John Ross and settling on something close to a lead running back are at the top of the list.

But these Bengals are more or less full-powered, with Andy Dalton throwing passes and A.J. Green there to catch them. So, we're just going to tackle that (right now). Lazor said he wasn't prepared to answer if that will continue. The Bengals finished 13th in yards last season but 24th in points scored. "I haven't done three in the past, splitting it equally, but that's where we've been so far". From 2010-12, he was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Virginia.

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