Zampese And The Offense
Let’s face the facts. Dalton is a good quarterback. Under the watchful eyes of Hue Jackson and Ken Zampese, he developed into a potentially dangerous passer. But, to get him back to that 2015 level, there has to be “continuity.” The Bengals don’t have Peyton Manning or Ben Roethlisberger. They have a talented system quarterback that can get the job done. But, he needs weapons around him.
Zampese understands that a successful offense starts with the pieces being in place.
"“We need guys that are able to come in here and compete and produce early. Hopefully, as fast as they can, right when they get here. We need guys all over the place that can contribute early.”"
Last year, the push was for a smooth transition. This season will be about finding out if the scheme is flawed or if the players just didn’t produce. Mr. Z will be turning the heat up on Dalton this year. Wanna know why Brady delivers the goods? It’s about being in a familiar system and feeling confident.
"“We put a lot on him to handle. I think it’s a little harder when you’re breaking in a lot of new people. I thought he did a good job. I’m always wanting more. After him, I’m probably his toughest critic.”"
The Bengals need continuity in the worst way. Zampese has to build a relationship with Dalton and the offense. After all, Josh McDaniels has been the Patriots OC since…like forever? Playing musical chairs with coordinators is a dangerous game.
With the chances of getting Hue Jackson back being slim to none, the Bengals have to get it all from Zampese. He’s already analyzing the 1,087 offensive plays from the 2016 season.
He’s ready to push some buttons.