AJ Green says he needs the football more often

Time for Bengals to budge bench Andy Dalton for AJ McCarron

Time for Bengals to budge bench Andy Dalton for AJ McCarron

"No, I'm not anxious about Andy", Marvin Lewis said.

"It's hard to win many games when we don't score touchdowns", Lewis said on Friday, before the team announced Zampese had been fired.

Presumably leading to Green's frustration, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled mightily out of the gate this season. Green was publicly vocal in expressing his distaste for the team's start to the season and suggested in part that he needs to get the ball more. Less than 24 hours later, they dumped offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. "You are not going to win without them.Being one of the leaders of the offense I feel like - no disrespect to nobody else - that ball should be mine somewhere somehow".

The news of Zampese's firing will likely come as welcome to frustrated Bengals fans, who began calling for the 50-year-old's ouster after the team lost 13-9 (points courtesy of field goals) to the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

"When they all run for 100 yards in a game, I view that as very positive", Lazor said. "You have to find a way to get me the ball and we are not doing that right now".

The Bengals dropped from No. 7 in the National Football League in points scored in 2015 to No. 24 last season, Zampese's first in control of the offense.

As you might recall, the Bengals blew their lead against the Steelers in the wild-card game that year, nearly bringing an end to the curse. "I wanted that ball". Getting Green the ball more, finding a way to deploy rookie wide receiver John Ross and settling on something close to a lead running back are at the top of the list.

"This offense doesn't go without us, we have to be involved more early", Green said.

Lewis is confident that Lazor can improve the Bengals' dismal offense moving forward.

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