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CINCINNATI -- New Bengals offensive coordinator Ken Zampese isnt sure why people think anything will be different this time around. Keith Tandy Jersey .Its the same offense, the first-year coordinator said. Nothings changed.Maybe the Xs and Os are the same, but the folks filling the roles have changed in Cincinnati for the first time in a while. The receiving group is largely new. The tight end position is in flux. And the quarterback has recovered from a broken wrist that ended his breakthrough season and left everyone wondering how much more he can do.Training camp at Paul Brown Stadium will provide the first glimpse of how it all fits together, and what still needs to be done before the season opener on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Jets.As time goes on, well continue to get better and understand more, but were in a good place right now, quarterback Andy Dalton said.The Bengals won 12 games last season for only the third time in franchise history. They lost to the Steelers at home in December -- Dalton broke his right wrist while making a tackle on an interception return -- and then lost again to the Steelers 18-16 in the first round of the playoffs at Paul Brown Stadium. They blew a late lead in one of the biggest meltdowns in postseason history.Dalton missed the last three regular-season games and the playoff loss, Cincinnatis fifth straight season of losing an opening-round game. They havent won in the postseason in 25 years, tied for the sixth-longest streak of futility in NFL history.In the offseason, the Bengals spent most of their money in keeping the defense intact after it gave up the second-fewest points in the league. Middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss the first three games on an NFL suspension for repeated illegal hits, including his hit to the head of Steelers receiver Antonio Brown during the last-minute meltdown in the playoffs.The offense is a different matter, with change starting right at the top. Zampese was elevated from quarterbacks coach after Hue Jackson took the head coaching job in Cleveland. Jackson liked to push the envelope with his creativity, even having Dalton catch a touchdown pass in one game. Zampese will likely be less adventuresome.Zamps personality is a little different than Hue, Dalton said. The offense as a whole, and schematically, is going to take on what he likes. There are some things similar, and some things well do different.Here are five things to watch during the Bengals camp:DALTONS RETURN: Dalton got his breakthrough season last year, his fifth in the NFL. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,250 yards with 25 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. His passer rating of 106.3 set a club record and was second to Seattles Russell Wilson (110.1) for the league lead. The question is how much more room he has to grow.A.J. AND WHO ELSE: A.J. Green leads a receiving group in transition. Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu -- who finished second and third in catches last season -- left as free agents. Brandon LaFell was signed as a free agent, and the Bengals drafted Tyler Boyd from Pittsburgh in the second round. Training camp and the four preseason games will provide a first glimpse of how they fit.EIFERTS REPLACEMENT: Tyler Eifert had surgery on his left ankle this summer and is expected to miss most of training camp and perhaps a few games early in the season. He had one of the best seasons in club history, catching 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns, a club record for a tight end. Theres not much experience behind him in the tight end group.WATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Burfict can practice with the team until the first week of the season, and then hell sit out three games including a rematch with the Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 18 in Pittsburgh. Burficts illegal hit on Brown after an incomplete pass sailed over his head moved the Steelers into field-goal range for their playoff win.THE BUZZ: The Bengals playoff failures -- an NFL record of five straight first-round losses -- appear to have taken a toll on fan support. The Bengals had only three crowds of 65,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium during the regular season last year as they won the AFC North. Three times, they drew fewer than 58,000. The filled 93 percent of their seats, which ranks only 24th in the league. Itll be interesting to see what kind of crowds they draw for camp.---Online: AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Buccaneers Jerseys Authentic China . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. Lee Roy Selmon Jersey . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. . The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrators decision suspending him for the 2014 season and post-season. BOSTON -- Forearm cramps and finger numbness threatened to do what Boston Colleges defense couldnt: derail Lamar Jacksons Heisman Trophy run.The Louisville quarterback left the game late in the second quarter after opening a five-touchdown lead, then he returned in the third quarter to run for another two touchdowns and lead the fifth-ranked Cardinals to a 52-7 victory over BC on Saturday.I think he should be good, coach Bobby Petrino said after the Heisman favorite accounted for seven touchdowns -- three running, four throwing -- to give him 45 for the year. He looked pretty good in the second half.Jackson ran for a 69-yard score on the games third play and added rushing TDs of 13 and 53 yards in the second half. The Heisman favorite also threw for TDs from 30, 44 and 10 yards out on drives of five, four and one play to give the Cardinals a 28-0 lead just two snaps into the second quarter.THE TAKEAWAYLOUISVILLE: Petrino talked to his team (8-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference No. 7 CFP) after the first College Football Playoff rankings came out on Tuesday and told them they couldnt afford a repeat of last weeks 32-25 victory over rebuilding Virginia. Louisvilles only loss was to No. 2 Clemson.They said something about it before the game, said receiver Jaylen Smith, who had six catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. They said something about it almost every day this week in practice. So they made it known.The Cardinals should move up after Texas A&M (No. 7 AP, No. 4 CFP) lost to Mississippi State. Linebacker Stacy Thomas broke into a wide smile when he was informed of the result during his postgame media availability.Said Jackson: We fought all year and people still dont give us credit for it, for performing the way we do.BOSTON COLLEGE: Its one thing to beat North Carolina State like the Eagles did to snap an almost two-year ACC losing streak. But BC was reminded how far it has to go before it can be competitive among the top-tierr teams in the conference. Kwon Alexander Jersey. SITTING DOWNJackson threw an interception with about five minutes left in the first half, then left with an arm problem. He sat out the last two possessions of the second quarter.I knew it going in before he threw the interception, but I didnt know thats what was causing it, Petrino said. He just said, `Something is wrong with my fingers.Jackson received intravenous fluids at halftime and returned at the start of the third quarter. He lost the ball while scrambling on the first possession, but then he led the Cardinals on an eight-play, 77-yard drive that he finished with a 13-yard TD run.PROLIFICJackson ran 15 times for 185 yards to become the first quarterback in school history to run for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 231 yards.It was the third time this season he has accounted for seven or more touchdowns. No other player in FBS has done it more than once.LONELY HIGHLIGHTSTyler Rouse scored from 39 yards out on a screen pass from Patrick Towles to give Boston College (4-5, 1-5) its only score. The Eagles were coming off a victory over North Carolina State that was their first ACC win in almost two years.(Louisville) is one of the top three talented teams in America. That quarterback is electric, BC coach Steve Addazio said. When you play a great football team, you cant have self-inflicted mistakes like we had.UP NEXTLOUISVILLE: The Cardinals return home to play Wake Forest before a Thursday night matchup at Houston.BOSTON COLLEGE: Heads to Florida State on Friday night. The Eagles have lost six in a row to the Seminoles despite playing them tightly in the past three seasons, including Florida States 2013 national championship season.---More AP college football at and Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '