Enquirer beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski break down the Bengals thirteen-9 loss to Houston.
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The Cincinnati Bengals introduced that Invoice Lazor will assume offensive coordinator duties after the firing of Ken Zampese on Friday, a logical selection as Lazor is the lone member of the present offensive employees to have had such obligations earlier than.
“Belief me, issues have occurred very quick,” Lazor stated on a convention name on Friday afternoon. “We’ll have an opportunity to convene (Saturday) morning after everybody has had an opportunity to absorb what’s occurring and we’ll go ahead so much quicker after that. However crucial factor I feel for as we speak is simply the relationships with the coaches on the employees and being all collectively and being ready to maneuver ahead.”
Zampese brought in Lazor to replace him in the Bengals quarterbacks room at the start of the 2016 season.
“Today, I’m really thinking more about Ken having been through it from the other side and knowing how much he put into it and feeling badly and trying to be humane about that,” Lazor said.
Lazor, 45, was hired away from Philadelphia to become the offensive coordinator in Miami in 2014 under head coach Joe Philbin. He coordinated through that season and through the first 11 games in 2015 before being fired by interim head coach Dan Campbell.
Lazor has a varied offensive background, as he was the quarterbacks coach learning some of the “Air Coryell” principles from his time in Washington with Joe Gibbs, to learning the true “West Coast” system under Mike Holmgren in Seattle to gaining experience in Chip Kelly’s faster-paced system in Philadelphia.
That said, the Bengals have been practicing Zampese’s offense since April workouts — so Lazor wasn’t about say there would be wholesale, immediate changes in overall philosophy.
“At this moment, what we have to view is OK, where are we as an offense?” Lazor said. “And we spend an awful lot of time – and I say ‘we,’ everyone that’s in the building – we spend an awful lot of time building what we have as an offensive system, as an offense and trying to get it to the particular players that we have. So what we need to do, the philosophy is to score as many points as we can to beat the Packers. That’s it. Then we’ll…