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Tice experiences career resurgence in Chicago

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The horrid Bears offensive line we witnessed for the first half of the season is gone.  In its place is a competent group that has done a nice job run-blocking for Matt Forte and is no longer as vulnerable to the blitz as before.

The man responsible for all that in-season improvement is Mike Tice, the former Vikings head coach in his first season in Chicago.

“It’s one of the great coaching jobs I’ve seen, and it’s flown under the radar,” Tice’s former boss Brian Billick told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

It’s been a nice career resurgence for Tice, who had been working under Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville before bolting this year.  Jensen spoke about the possibility of Tice getting hired elsewhere on Tuesday’s PFT Live.  That seems unlikely in the short term because there aren’t many jobs still available.

It’s also quite possible Tice still will be coaching up his once-overmatched troops for a few more weeks.

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15 Responses to “Tice experiences career resurgence in Chicago”
  1. oxycode30 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:22 AM

    Coach Tice has done a remarkable job with our line and is one of the prime reasons we’re playing in the championship game. I fully expect our line to give Cutler the protection he needs and to open holes for Forte and Taylor in this weekend’s upset win over the Peckers.
    Go Bears!!!

  2. fan555 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:29 AM

    A truly amazing job.
    Coach of the year really.
    Martz has been very good also.
    If they beat the Packers…
    forgetaboutit

  3. vikesfansteve says: Jan 19, 2011 11:30 AM

    Wonder if he will be selling his Super Bowl tickets this year.

    He is a good coach. Loved his press conferences especially compared to that gravel voiced weirdo Childress.

  4. childressrulz says: Jan 19, 2011 11:40 AM

    You meant coaching his overmatched troops ONE more week Rosenthal.

  5. fellorio says: Jan 19, 2011 12:04 PM

    Good for Tice.

    I know a guy who got a job at Home Depot.

    Guess we’re all even.

  6. philtration says: Jan 19, 2011 12:27 PM

    I though Tice was going to strangle Martz after the Giants game.
    The O line is light years better than they were the first half of the season and Tice made it happen.

  7. bcknights says: Jan 19, 2011 12:50 PM

    MN should of hired him back. The guy can coach “O” line. Like to see him be OC. Like in MN
    I have aways been a Tice fan

  8. beefbus says: Jan 19, 2011 12:54 PM

    Tice has been a real find this season. If not for him the Bears wouldn’t have made the playoffs. Mike- let’s rally the troops for at least one more game…beat the Pack!

  9. coolzog says: Jan 19, 2011 1:47 PM

    When was Brian Billick Mike Tice’s boss?

  10. bigtrav425 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:57 PM

    Tice got screwed in Minnesota he was a solid coach

  11. bearsblow says: Jan 19, 2011 2:05 PM

    Tice is a meat head! He lost his job in Minn cuz he’s an idiot. Just like Bears fans.

  12. iabearsfan says: Jan 19, 2011 3:40 PM

    The Bears need to o what ever it takes to keep Tice. No coach has done more with less than he has this year. if they have an assistant coach of the year he is the winner hands down.

  13. pervyharvin says: Jan 19, 2011 4:43 PM

    Tice is cool. Would like to steal him back from you Bears lol

  14. purpleguy says: Jan 19, 2011 6:26 PM

    Tice is a good guy, a great coordinator level coach, and a fairly lousy head coach. I wish him all the best in the post-season.

  15. jc1958coo says: Jan 20, 2011 10:24 AM

    just like tom cable good o-line coach not a head coach? thats a resugence , excuse me but DA bears o-line is not that good!

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