Tag: mike tice

#4thPhase Game Preview: Bears vs. Broncos

Preseason games are often meaningless but this game has a little more buzz. Here are four things we are all pretty excited for: Brandon Marshall in a Bears uniform for the first time. If the Jay Cutler trade was the biggest acquisition in team history, the Marshall trade is right up there. This completes the... Read more »

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out

Run-first Tice Will Still Need To Air It Out
Last offseason, the Bears denied the Titans from interviewing Mike Tice for their offensive coordinator position. With Mike Martz being on a short leash and signed for only one more year, Lovie Smith knew that if Martz were to leave he would promote Tice in Martz’s place. Promoting Tice was the logical choice for Smith... Read more »

Bears vs. Giants: Offensive line needs to improve

We all remember the game against the Giants last season all too well. In front of a national audience, the Bears’ weaknesses were exposed as the offensive line let Jay Cutler get sacked nine times in the first half. The unit suffered a colossal butt whoopin’. Other than to get your football fix, preseason games... Read more »

Garza poised to lead the Bears O-line

With Olin Kreutz now gone to the Saints, the Bears are looking for a player to step in his place as one of the team’s leader. While I named a few Bears players that could naturally step into a leadership role, I didn’t mention Roberto Garza. From ChicagoBears.com, Garza talked about his opportunity: “Olin has... Read more »

1st Goal, Beat the Packers. 2nd Goal, win NFC North. 3rd Goal...

The Bears came, saw and conquered the NFC North. Crown them the 2010 NFC North Division Champs. Take that Trent Dilfer, Adam Schein and all the other national media skeptics that lead the Bears-still-suck parade. Say what you will about the Bears. They’ve executed when they had to, adjusted on the fly and most importantly... Read more »

Smith, Martz and Tice playing nice... for now

The Bears brought in Chester Taylor this offseason to spell Matt Forte and help carry the load not sit on the bench for most of the game. Taylor’s 49 touches (carries and receptions) compared to Forte’s 101 touches. While Forte is an exceptional pass catcher, Taylor possesses the nearly the skill and is a better... Read more »

Who is Todd Collins?

ChicagoBears.com In 2007, the Bears went into Washington to play the Redskins. Both teams were 5-7 and still had an outside shot at the playoffs. When Jason Campbell went down with an injury in the second quarter, the Bears were seemingly in position to pounce and move closer to a playoff berth. Todd Collins, a... Read more »

Offseason changes paying early dividends

After a third straight disappointing season, fans wanted the McCaskeys to clean house. They wanted Ted Phillips, Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith fired. A billboard went up, petitions were created, a Fire Lovie Smith blog went up and fans called in to radio shows to voice their opinion on who the Bears should hire in... Read more »

Crown'em... the Bears will win the NFC North

The Bears haven’t gotten much love from the national media but who cares? Even in Madden11, the Bears are rated a 77 and in the bottom half. Forbes even criticized the Bears as being an under-managed team and not living up their financial potential… more on that in a later post. All of this will... Read more »

Offensive line will continue to progress under Tice

For the Bears to have any success on offense, the offensive line needs to protect Jay Cutler and open up running lanes for Matt Forte and Chester Taylor. As part of their big offseason, the Bears brought in former Minnesota Vikings head coach, Mike Tice. Tice will always be known for his “Randy Ratio” when... Read more »
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