"When you've been in this league long enough, you see a whole bunch of different things happen," Lazor said. "Not many of them are shocking anymore. You come in the day after a tough loss and try to figure out how to make it better. Obviously, it took some different turns."
The move was announced an hour after coach
The Bengals are the first team since the 1939 Eagles to open a season with two home games and fail to score a touchdown, according to information from the Elias Sports Bureau shared by ESPN. They lost to the Ravens 20-0 on Sunday, the first time in their 50-year history that they were blanked in a home opener.
An offense that was supposed to be much better with the addition of rookie receiver John Ross and running back Joe Mixon has significantly regressed. The Bengals decided not to wait until their bye — four weeks away — to make a rare in-season coaching switch.
Zampese was Cincinnati’s quarterbacks coach for 13 seasons before moving up to coordinator last year when
The offense was back to full strength but struggled to get first downs against the Ravens and Texans, leading to Zampese's firing.
Three Pittsburgh players — linebacker Ryan Shazier, cornerback
New Orleans safety
Fined $9,115 on Friday were: San Francisco's Jaquiski Tartt, the
In other NFL news:
-- The Oakland Raiders signed offensive lineman
-- Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga has been ruled out of Sunday's season opener at the Los Angeles Chargers because of a hamstring injury. Receiver Jarvis Landry was listed as questionable because of a knee injury and limited in practice Friday. Coach Adam Gase said Landry has some swelling but likely will play. Maualuga, who signed with Miami last month, didn't practice this week. In his absence, third-year pro Mike Hull will make his second career start at middle linebacker.