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Titans express interest in Mike Tice

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An impressive season as Bears offensive line coach by Mike Tice could lead to his first coordinator gig.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Titans have expressed interest in Tice as a potential offensive coordinator candidate.  It’s unclear how serious that interest is, and whether the Bears would allow Tice to interview for the job.

The Jets, for instance, prevented their offensive line coach Bill Callahan from interviewing in Tennessee.

It’s hard to know how Tice would do as a coordinator, but the Titans are building an impressive roster if their coaching staff ever has to suit up instead of the players in 2011.  Head coach Mike Munchak and line coach Bruce Matthews are Hall of Famers, while recently added defensive coordinator Jerry Gray made four Pro Bowls.

Tice would be a nice addition as a run-blocking tight end.

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12 Responses to “Titans express interest in Mike Tice”
  1. heyooooh says: Feb 13, 2011 9:18 AM

    An impressive season? A unit that allowed 50+ sacks? I realize Tice doesn’t play, but they got out-schemed all year. They went from god-awful to pretty bad by season’s end. That’s not impressive.

    I don’t doubt Tice is a decent coach, but I would not bade that decision on the o-line performance from 2010.

  2. mrcmos says: Feb 13, 2011 9:46 AM

    Interested in Meathead, really?

    The guy is awful, with the exception at possibly working at the ticket booth.

  3. CMH says: Feb 13, 2011 9:47 AM

    He moved back to the midwest to be closer to his family. His son is a backup QB at Wisco. I doubt he takes it, and if I were the Bears… I wouldn’t let him interview.

  4. ninjapleazee says: Feb 13, 2011 10:15 AM

    with the talent that the Bears o-line lacked last season, Tice did a good job of turning them around… but adjusting with a crappy o-line doesnt really mean he can run an offense

  5. tbdevilrayfan says: Feb 13, 2011 11:53 AM

    I didn’t know Tice is a former Oiler! Isn’t that a requirement to be a Coach on this staff?

  6. johnny1979 says: Feb 13, 2011 12:08 PM

    There has to be a better candidate out there, doesn’t there? Tice? Come on now! The Titans might be trying to assemble the worst coaching staff known to man

  7. wtfru2 says: Feb 13, 2011 1:14 PM

    Here he comes again. Keep your Super Bowl tickets close to the vest.

  8. randomjim says: Feb 13, 2011 1:48 PM

    And Billick praising him in Sean Jensen’s little blog goes w/o mentioning that they were probably buddies from the Viking days.

  9. hosmachine says: Feb 13, 2011 1:48 PM

    It’s like I said yesterday about Jerry Gray joining the Titans. There a grease fire !!! They follow that move up with maybe Tice. This is the same franchise were the coach and head qb didn’t get along and then told the world we will release one of our biggest assets if knowone wants to trade for him. Then they fire the coach and still insist young is gonna be released and some of you still think theres hope. It is what it is a GREASE FIRE.

  10. footballisfun says: Feb 13, 2011 10:19 PM

    As a life long – suffering – Vikings fan, I’d be really suspect to use Tice as an OC. I do think he would be a good offensive line coach. But that’s about it.

  11. tnazvol says: Feb 14, 2011 10:40 AM


  12. dukemarc says: Feb 14, 2011 10:54 AM

    So are they looking for tickets, a beer run or donuts?

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