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Bill Lazor out as Bengals’ offensive coordinator

Bill Lazor

The Cincinnati Bengals have recently let former head coach assistant Hue Jackson go and now have just done the same with former offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.

The Bengals organization is said to be in line for hiring Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor and he’ll reportedly be bringing in a completely new staff with him. Taylor and the Benglas obviously have to wait to make any kind of official deal considering the Rams are still very much alive in the playoffs this season.

Lazor turned the Bengals offense around last season after relieving former offensive coordinator after replacing Ken Zampese last season. Lazor turned the running game around this season and utilized second-year player Joe Mixon was heavily featured this season. The unfortunate knock in Lazor’s direction were the significant injuries that Lazor had to overcome including quarterback Andy Dalton, wide receiver A.J. Green, tight end Tyler Eifert, and running back Giovanni Bernard.

Lazor has a great offensive mind and could easily be employed in the near future, but the situation with Cincinnati was tough for him to overcome based on how dysfunctional of a team the Bengals are. The Bengals will undoubtedly be a completely different team next season with a completely different coaching staff, but it’s fair to say Lazor got the bad end of the deal. Lazor just never had any luck on his side in Cincinnati and that grew increasingly apparent as the last two seasons played out.