Zampese was sacked on Friday after the Bengals failed to score a touchdown and managed only nine points total in their first two games, both losses. Zampese, who came to the team 15 seasons ago as the quarterbacks coach, will be replaced by Bill Lazor, the team's current quarterbacks coach.
Following Thursday night's debacle of a loss at home to the Texans, a 13-9 baseball score of a game that set football back half a century, the Bengals have now scored nine points through two games.
In two games this season, both at home, the Bengals have yet to find the end zone, and have turned the ball over six times.
Despite all the playoff failures over the past several years, there have been two things that have remained unchanged for the Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton and Marvin Lewis. Former Bills coach Rex Ryan jettisoned Greg Roman past year despite Buffalo scoring 31 points in a loss to the Jets.
"We're not getting the results we need to get", Lewis said. He joined the Bengals as quarterbacks coach in 2003 and waited in line behind Bob Bratkowski, Jay Gruden and Hue Jackson for the OC position.
Dalton arrived in Cincinnati much later, as the Bengals drafted the former TCU Horned Frog in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Lazor said he met with the offensive staff Friday and will do so again today, then meet with the players Monday. Bill Lazor has great experience in the league and as a coordinator, and I feel Bill can progress our offense the way we need.
Former Georgia WR A.J. Green, one of the biggest stars of the Cincinnati offense, has been held to only 10 catches for 141 yards so far, and he's exhausted of not having the ball in his hands. "We are going to have to look at it and see what we can do differently". "We're not doing that right now".