Tice Named Offensive Line Coach

From PFT:

One of Florio's favorite coaches is choosing to make a lateral move to Chicago.

Mike Tice will leave his job as assistant head coach/ tight ends in Jacksonville for Chicago, where he will be the offensive line coach.  There was thought Tice may have been interviewing with the Bears for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Tice was believed to be an ally of Jack Del Rio's in Jacksonville, and it sounds like he needs it

Tice's departure, technically for a downgrade in title, is just another hint at potential lingering weirdness in Jacksonville.

Tice was an awful head coach but he's a great offensive line coach.  I do find it strange, however, that the Bears are assembling an offensive coaching staff without a coordinator in place.

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  • first.holy shit!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Way to go Lobo, I knew you could do it man ...

  • I'm as giddy as a school girl! ....sad thing about this is that no one will post because this post about Tice is insignificant in the world of the NFL, because of were we are as an orginization..not about you Blogfather at all.

  • Tice...Great.
    Let's hire some more ex-head coaches for division rivals who sucked in profound and multitude ways.

    What a plan.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Thank you MBP... from the last post in response to Al in WI who stated (in jest I believe), "I completely disagree with MB30SD, I think Tice is a much better HC then Smith."

    To which I replied: "Al, with all due respect, my left testicle is a better HC than Lovie"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But would you want your left testicle to work for our ownership?

    I think not.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    touch

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    and to answer blogfather: this lets you know where their head is at (which i might add is good to know to invest in a franchise QB & young future pro-bowler RB....yea i said it). and if they are doing this, then they probably have an OC in the works and are probably talking semantics contract-wise.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Certainly would have more hair !

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Which other ex-head-coaches of division rivals are available? We missed out on Holmgren (but he was good, so he doesn't count).
    What about Wayne Fontes? Nah, he was bright enough to get Barry Sanders.
    Jauron is the only one that I think is available and not near death.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Bobby Ross?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol. that was one of the others that sprang to mind, but stepping into this coaching cess-pool, I'd fear for his health at 74 years old.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Diana Ross would do at this stage ....

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Blogfather....I find it strange about the laying pavement for low level coaches without a head..It is a typical move by the ass-backward orginization we have. So the Ideology will be all over the board as usuall. But they will all fall in line to LDL's mantra.

    Just reminds me of this..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdFLPn30dvQ

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Lovie's still our head coach. Think positive.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Tractor..yes...he is ..and a sad state of affairs it is.

    But what I was pointing toward was what the blogfather was getting at... no OC.. would he not have to have some input with the ideology of his offense? and the coaches underneath him?

    As for thinking positive..I will always think postitive and this organazation and it's moves are positively horrific!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Well, as small of a victory as it may be, I'll still count it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    on the 4 letter network, one of the names for DC was Herm Edwards (in the rumor section). thoughts?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLlIdZikDk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sorry, trigger finger. I was going to say that at least he plays to win the game... And I love that mashup.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mike Tice aint a bad hire.Free agency and or a big time trade will make or break our 2010 season..

    Herm Edwards dont excite me a bunch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm Excited about the Irish.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BTW, who you guys gots this weekend. Here's my pill:

    1. Cowboys - biiiiiig, embarrassing big (please) [I know, that was hard to write

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Agreed - although the only one I care about is Narcissus getting his ass handed to him by Demarcus Ware.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well, at least he didn't go 0-16! So he must be overqualified.

    [banging head into the wall]

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    [banging head into the wall as far as this past season only with Marinelli] Who knows? He might be a decent line coach, and getting a former HC to coach the line who DIDN'T work for Detroit might be a good idea.

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    The Bears are going to hire several coaches that can slide into the interim HC job next year if Lovie doesn't perform.
    What a joke, look at this list of possibilities:

    A. DL/Marinelli - Ex Lions HC
    B. OC/Martz - Ex Rams HC
    C. OL/Tice - Ex Queens HC
    D. DC/Edwards - Ex Chiefs HC
    E. HC/L.Smith = Ex Bears HC(2010)

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That's what I'm saying...Yuck.

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    Let's face it - he's the Greg Olsen coach. They can't trade the big blonde embarrassing bitch, so he's gonna start blocking school ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mike Tice....fuuuuuck
    This sucks. This franchise suuuuuuucks. I can't believe it. Shiiiiiiiiiit. Fuuuuuuuck everything. Time to dig up George Halas' corps and let him coach again.

    If they can do it with Reagan...

    http://www.theonion.com/content/video/zombie_reagan_raised_from_grave

  • All we can do is grin and BEAR it. I think the only thing that's going to bring fans any kind of comfort is if JA and company gets aggressive during free agency (I'm talking a Brandon Marshall and starting tackle and guard, cornerback and safety signing) They had better spend some money or there's going to be hell to pay when this sinking ship goes down next year.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    That's the shit I'm talking about JAB. Three good signings at those positions, keep as healthy as the Cowboys, and who knows ... ?

  • That was then, this is now. Our owners stink. That's all that matters. They shitcanned Da Coach and have cursed this organization to suck for many years to come.

  • Hard to give Tice credit for "coaching up" Randall McDaniel...and I think that the 2006-07 stats probably have a little bit more to do with a guy named Maurice Jones-Drew (who incidentally set a franchise record for rushing AND all-purpose yards against the Superbowl-bound Colts) being drafted that year.

  • Fair enough.

  • lol

  • look fellas and lady/ies. what was THE MOST IMPORTANT position we needed to address this offseason?!?!?! THE. OFFENSIVE. LINE!!!!! now that we have an OFFENSIVE LINE COACH that has a proven track record for coaching THE OFFENSIVE LINE, let's wait and see what happens. would i like for LDL/JA/TP to be fired yesterday? fuck yea. but it's not going to happen......right now anyway. let's wait and see what happens....

    and as for possibly hiring Herm Edwards....he'll give the the defense the fire under the ass they desperately need. that means no more Butter Harris, Brian "i have an ouchie on my wrist...maybe it was an indian burn and i'll put myself on IR" Urlacher, or any of that "these facilities are the greatest in the NFL, so let me work out my way to $20 mil" bullshit. whether we like it or not, we're stuck; might as well ride it out until it goes south....b/c the '85 Bears are not walking out through that tunnel (although I'll sure pray that one of them eventually has a nice position in the organization).

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Dude FQD I agree with almost all of what you said except one thing: Herm Edwards will absolutely not give the Defense the fire they need.
    I live in KC, I am a duel Chiefs-Bears fan(More of a Bears fan). I saw what he did to the team, and his sideline expressionless face is almost exactly the same as Lovies-he seems to have no idea what the score is.
    His last year on the job his Defense registered 10 sacks.
    THE WHOLE YEAR. NFL RECORD.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    A7. I agree with you about Herm Edwards. He is a Lovie clone who has never been a DC. He coached defensive backs in KC and Tampa. Whether or not he has fire I couldn't tell you, but I can tell you he'll be no different than Bob Babich as DC.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    But does Lovie know why you play the game?

  • In reply to jbenton:

    Let's just hire Martz and get it over with already. Seriously.

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    Over Cutler's dead body ....

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    I don't think it will be Martz. For what Irish said, JC doesn't want him.

    Hiring Tice is Lovie's way of saying to the prospect OC's: I run the show here. You'll get the coordinators *I* give you.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    I am reprinting, combining and revising my last 2 posts from the very end of the previous thread as they seem quite pertinent to this one:

    Mike Tice's Record as Minnehaha head Coach:

    2001: 0-1
    2002: 6-10
    2003: 9-7
    2004: 8-8
    2005: 9-7

    He was also 1-1 in the post season in 2004 beating the Pakers IN Green Bay (after going 0-2 vs. them in the regular season that year) and then lost at Philly.

    Now, regardless of whether you consider that head coaching record as average, mediocre or, as Doc characterized it, "shitbag", I would like to point out that 9-7, 8-8, 9-7 in consecutive seasons with 1 playoff appearance were NOT enough to persuade the Vikings to retain Mr. Tice as head coach, HOWEVER.....

    By comparison, WE get consecutive seasons of 7-9, 9-7 and 7-9 with NO playoff appearances. A stretch punctuated with a plethora of examples of staffing SNAFUS, piss-poor personnel decisions and INEPT game management. Yet Lovie Smith is welcomed back. No doubt because of his ability to beat opponents of the Lions, Rams and Browns ilk.

    So, class, let's contrast THOSE two management philosophies.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, I'm not trying to defend Bears mgmt but Lovie never got caught scalping Super Bowl tickets and his team hasn't been on the Love Boat. I think those were bigger issues with BiQueens mgmt than Tice's record.

    I'm pretty happy with the hire. The Bears OL looked decent the last 2 games. I think with Tice there's a chance they will look that good or better for the entire season. That's a start. FS and OL were our biggest downfall last year. At least this seems like a step in the right direction. Time will tell.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I take it you mean Guard, FQ. Sure, we could use a guard, but in terms of priority it has to be the thinnest position on the ground any year, WR. A big one for Jay to throw the rock at please....

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