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Mike Tice would like the Bears to run more

It’s no surprise that the Bears are giving up a ton of sacks and they aren’t running the ball much.  It’s what you sign up for with Mike Martz as offensive coordinator.

Offensive line coach Mike Tice seems to want more balance, though.

”I’ve said this many, many times: Big guys aren’t big when they’re
going backwards,” Tice told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. ”They’re big when they’re going
forward.”

Tice, a former head coach, got a reputation as an assistant in Jacksonville for sometimes offering a little too much input into the offense.  We’ve heard whispers that there could already be friction between Tice and Martz, especially with Jay Cutler almost getting maimed last Sunday night.

”What we thought we should go with,” coach Lovie Smith said of the team’s loss against the Giants.  ”It didn’t work. This week, hopefully, we’ll have better results.”

The Bears are 30th in rushing attempts per game, and 28th in yards-per-carry.  If Tice has anything to say about it, Chicago will try to run more this week against Carolina.

UPDATE: Tice may have to run more.  Todd Collins will start.

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11 Responses to “Mike Tice would like the Bears to run more”
  1. shaggeez says: Oct 7, 2010 12:42 PM

    i’m pretty sure that wasn’t an almost maiming, it was a full blown one. 9 sacks in a half is absolutely unheard of

  2. Northstar says: Oct 7, 2010 12:48 PM

    Mike Tice has been and always will be a moron. I agree the Bears should run more, that is, if they could move the frickin ball by doing it. But they can’t. Their offensive line sucks bad enough as it is. No way Tice will ever over-rule Martz. He’s just going to get himself in trouble making comments like that to the press.

  3. President Florio says: Oct 7, 2010 1:00 PM

    Too bad Tice’s offense line can’t block good

  4. Pale face says: Oct 7, 2010 1:18 PM

    Miami fired their ST coach after getting embarrassed by the patriots. After all those sacks, how is this guy still employed ?

  5. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 7, 2010 1:18 PM

    Let’s see:
    1. The Bears have possibly the worst starting O line with their starting LT out and most of the rest of the lineup out of their natural position.
    2. The team is on pace for set the record for most sacks allowed in one half of football.
    3. The Giants defense is playing with a confidence and aggressiveness they have been missing since winning the Super Bowl a couple years ago. They’re now in all-out blitz mode because the Bears have shown they cannot stop it.
    4. Mike Martz says to himself: “I know. Let’s go 5 wide with an empty backfield and leave our struggling offensive without help to stop whatever blitz is coming.” He then pats himself on the back for being an offensive genius as the play is called in the huddle.
    5. The result of the play is that Jay Cutler gets knocked silly and thinks he plays for the Giants then heads toward their sideline.
    I think I agree with Mike Tice.

  6. rbais2 says: Oct 7, 2010 2:04 PM

    I love how Tice wants to run the ball when running the football caused his former team’s (Jacksonville Jaguars) offense to be way too predictable.
    I love it even more that he wants to run it with Matt Forte (who lacks foot quickness) and a line that will “move backward” no matter what. If they can’t move forward, how can they block????
    I think he’s trying to come up with the football part of his next Superbowl ticket scalping scheme. It wouldn’t be a shock.

  7. WorldChampionBears2009 says: Oct 7, 2010 2:13 PM

    Mike Tice is a f**king idiot.
    If he can’t protect the quarterback he’s gonna try and get our running back killed too.
    How about you do your job and stop worrying about the play calls.
    Just admit you were badly outplayed last week. BADLY.
    I’m still wondering where the short passes were last game. This O-line has been piss poor all season. Yet, they made adjustments and threw short passes why not last week.

  8. FavresWaffleOutlet says: Oct 7, 2010 2:51 PM

    Bob Loblaw says:
    October 7, 2010 1:18 PM
    Let’s see:
    1. The Bears have possibly the worst starting O line with their starting LT out and most of the rest of the lineup out of their natural position.
    2. The team is on pace for set the record for most sacks allowed in one half of football.
    3. The Giants defense is playing with a confidence and aggressiveness they have been missing since winning the Super Bowl a couple years ago. They’re now in all-out blitz mode because the Bears have shown they cannot stop it.
    4. Mike Martz says to himself: “I know. Let’s go 5 wide with an empty backfield and leave our struggling offensive without help to stop whatever blitz is coming.” He then pats himself on the back for being an offensive genius as the play is called in the huddle.
    5. The result of the play is that Jay Cutler gets knocked silly and thinks he plays for the Giants then heads toward their sideline.
    I think I agree with Mike Tice.
    ___________________________________
    Me too.
    Mike Tice is an absolute meat head, but to think he’s wrong here….c’mon. Martz is nothing short of a “has been” baffoon.

  9. Norseman says: Oct 7, 2010 3:07 PM

    I’d take Tice as a coach over Martz any day. He may be a bit of a meathead, but he knows line play and he did as good a job as he could while in Minnesota. He had to contend with the cheapest, dumbest owner in Red McCombs. That tool bought the Vikings and gutted the team. Wouldn’t spend Jack-Sh!t. Then right before he sold it to the Wilfs, he did an in-your-face and traded Moss to Oakland. Zigi was POed beyond belief.
    We love ya, Mikey.

  10. GreatGallopingGhosts says: Oct 7, 2010 6:50 PM

    With Cutler out I hope the Bears don’t waste time trying not to lose over trying to win.

  11. ChicagoJo says: Oct 8, 2010 9:51 AM

    “We’ve heard whispers that there could already be friction between Tice and Martz”
    I don’t believe you’ve heard anything. I know how you write and even unnamed sources would show up as an ambiguous post on your site. I believe you’ve discussed the possibility of friction with other media buffoons, but that doesn’t amount to whispers of a nameless fear.
    That said, of course they should run more.

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