Some Bengals want Kaepernick rather than Dalton
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Some Bengals want Kaepernick, not Dalton
Some of the players
think the team should bring in Colin Kaepernick

The next move in Cincinnati could be the quarterback.

"This means that A.J. McCarron would take over, if Dalton is indeed benched. But there’s a feeling among some of the players that the Bengals should go off the board and consider bringing in Colin Kaepernick," says ProFootballTalk.

Yes, Colin Kaepernick.

"Though there's no indication that the team would consider making such a move, zero touchdowns and nine points in two full games can cause a team to start turning over stones in search of answer," the site said.

And Kaepernick is sitting there in plain sight.

Ever since Cincinnati's loss to Houston on Thursday, tensions in the Bengals' locker room seem to be rising by the hour, notes CBS Sports.

First, there was reportedly a "near mutiny" by players that basically forced coach Marvin Lewis to fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, which was a rare move for the conservative Bengals.

The firing of Zampese marked the first time in the team's 50-year history that an offensive coordinator was fired during the season.

Zampese has now been replaced by Bill Lazor, which might not mean much for Dalton if he doesn't step up his game.

According to PFT, Dalton could be benched and potentially replaced by AJ McCarron if he continues to struggle under Lazor.

No matter how you spin it, this is clearly bad news for Dalton, because if his teammates are already calling for another quarterback, that means that he's already lost part of the locker room.