Lewis backs Dalton despite historically bad Bengals start


The Cincinnati Bengals are already making major changes to their offense after a rough start to the 2017 season.

Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will take over as offensive coordinator. "Be dominant as the other side".

Lazor spent two seasons as offensive coordinator (2014-2015) for the Miami Dolphins, but he has been a quarterbacks coach in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins (2006-07), Seattle Seahawks (2008-09) and Philadelphia Eagles (2013) as well as the Bengals. "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".

Cincinnati was shut out by the Baltimore Ravens in its season opener, 20-0.

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.

Florio noted several players had "pointed things to say privately" after the Bengals failed to score a touchdown in each of their first two games of the season.

His focus, right now, is on the Bengals' next game September 24 against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. "We are going to have to look at it and see what we can do differently". It would be nice if you could, but we have a real tough task at hand. "You have to find a way to get me the ball and we are not doing that right now".

Wide receiver A.J. Lazor said he wasn't prepared to answer if that will continue. He also worked under Chip Kelly in Philadelphia before joining the Dolphins. In the entire second half of a one-score game, Green was targeted four times and made two grabs for three yards. From 2010-12, he was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Virginia.