Cincinnati Bengals fans who have been screaming for change finally saw one of their wishes fulfilled Friday afternoon when the Bengals announced the firing of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese.
Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, a former offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins, takes over the play-calling duties for a team that became the first since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to start the season with two home games and fail to score a touchdown.
How did fans react to the firing and what do you think? Should this be just the beginning of wholesale changes?
Here is a sampling of some of the reactions. Tell us what you think as you complete the poll at the end of this article, and add your own comments.
I have to say the Lions got back in track changing OC midseason two seasons ago... fwiw— #CoachAJ (@losbengalscom) September 16, 2017
He was standing in the end zone, so they never got to him. https://t.co/q0Wij1VNDM— A DOT HAM (@GiantAsianMan) September 15, 2017
Head coach needs to go too, as a lifelong Bengals fan I am so glad I have taken a knee on the NFL for another year.— Ogard1911 (@ogard1911) September 16, 2017
"Bill Lazor has some big shoes to fill!" said no one ever.— OCBungal (@OcBungal) September 15, 2017
Yes. Too bad they couldn't have just swapped Zampese and Lazor's roles though.— BrokenGMatt (@GMatt1024) September 15, 2017
Yes, but Bill Lazor, the guy who got fired in Miami for the same thing, is not the answer.— Chris Holcomb (@HalenFox27) September 15, 2017
Glad Zampese is gone but again from within .. We need the head of the snake gone "Marvin Lewis "— Sosatzanet (@sofia_tzanet) September 15, 2017
...nice start...now work your way to the TOP!!....MARVINHASTOGO!!— Don Terry (@dontheloop22) September 15, 2017
Not gonna argue he needed to go but that's still not gonna help Dalton throw junk passes to open receivers— Za (@Za67602201) September 15, 2017
Its not just the play calling, the offensive line is an absolute disgrace....and Dalton is NOT making throws— Dylan Carter (@DCarter0913) September 15, 2017
While getting Zampese out and Lazor in is a nice start, some fans think it’s time for Andy Dalton to get benched in favor of AJ McCarron.
Me watching Andy Dalton play quarterback pic.twitter.com/kFPXnacbZi— Citation needed (@lebronhive) September 15, 2017
AJ McCarron is on the bench like pic.twitter.com/vfGlosRjIH— Mike King (@MDKing31) September 10, 2017
The "I paid $300 to watch Andy Dalton complete 47% of his passes" face pic.twitter.com/81cfZd3yK5— Laces Out (@LacesOutShow) September 15, 2017
Andy Dalton looked pretty solid tonight pic.twitter.com/FS2k6gPyhb— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) September 15, 2017
Andy Dalton's 5 favorite play calls:— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) September 15, 2017
1. Heave it up to AJ Green
3. Incomplete pass to AJ Green
4. Pass to the grass
5. Take Sack
AJ McCarron heading home tonight like pic.twitter.com/X5DNhHrE34— Mosely Mo (@JoMosely) September 15, 2017
AJ Green airing his grievances to AJ McCarron....and anyone else that'll listen— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) September 15, 2017
Would a Dalton INT followed by booing followed by a shot of AJ McCarron followed by a shot of catatonic Marvin Lewis be too much to ask?— Nick Kostos (@TheKostos) September 15, 2017
Who should be next on the chopping block?
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