Katherine Terrell, ESPN Staff Writer 88d

No QB controversy, but Marvin Lewis mum on personnel changes

CINCINNATI -- Coach Marvin Lewis said he's not concerned about quarterback Andy Dalton, despite eight straight quarters without a touchdown.

There's no quarterback controversy brewing for the Cincinnati Bengals, but the vote of confidence in Dalton was as far as Lewis would go in regards to announcing any upcoming changes to the Bengals' struggling offense.

“We have to get better, but I’m never going to come in here and tell you what we’re going to do one way or another. That’s private to us," Lewis said on Friday.

Lewis was asked several times on Friday about his confidence in Ken Zampese, who has been with the Bengals for 15 seasons but is only in his second year as offensive coordinator.

“He’s worked incredibly hard at this," Lewis said. "He has good command of the things we’ve done. But, we’re not getting the results we need to get.”

Lewis repeated three times that he would make no public announcement about any changes or whether he was committed to Zampese going forward.

"We're not going to discuss that in here," he said.

Lewis was also asked about the frustration of his players after Thursday's game.

“They ought to be frustrated," he said. "We don’t want to lose. We don’t do this to lose. When you don’t get the results you want, it hurts. They have to turn that around and make sure I’m the one that’s doing my part all the time. They care a lot. They put a lot into it, and it hurts when you don’t get the results you want."

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