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As expected, Mike Tice fired in Chicago

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While it’s no surprise after they hired Aaron Kromer as their offensive coordinator/line coach, the Bears have now fired former offensive coordinator Mike Tice.

Tice, along with running backs coach Tim Spencer and offensive line coach Tim Holt were let go by new coach Marc Trestman, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tice became one of the revolving coordinators in Chicago after Mike Martz was fired.

Trestman met with the incumbent coaches from Lovie Smith’s staff Thursday, when Tice was relieved of his duties.

Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli elected to leave, and is expected to go to Dallas to work with his old boss Monte Kiffin.

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29 Responses to “As expected, Mike Tice fired in Chicago”
  1. klutch14u says: Jan 17, 2013 7:58 PM

    Welcome to KC as TE’s coach, coach.

  2. davikes says: Jan 17, 2013 7:58 PM

    Well, someone who needs a good o-line coach will probably hire him soon. That’s what he’s best at.

  3. dabearsk says: Jan 17, 2013 8:24 PM

    Was supposed to be an oline guru,but in 3 years the oline never got better over a year over year basis….each year at the beginning the oline would really blow the by the end of the year they would rise to be mediocre…but they never would be build on the previous year as crazy as that sound but take a look at the stats and you will see.

  4. shlort says: Jan 17, 2013 8:25 PM

    Wasnt Tice a head coach once? He is moving down the ladder.

  5. ghlatty says: Jan 17, 2013 8:40 PM

    Not a Bears fan but didn’t they see how horrid he was for the Saints’ first 6 games as HC????

  6. larrybrown43 says: Jan 17, 2013 8:42 PM

    Now, fire the petulant QB and you’re good to go Bears.

  7. LilTmac2003 says: Jan 17, 2013 8:46 PM

    Bears fan here guys.

    I can tell you that Tice is good/bad.

    He came as our o-line coordinator and to be honest, even as terrible as they were, he was decent.

    But when he got promoted to offensive coordinator — that absolutely did NOT work. His offensive IQ is at 0. Literally.

    Still wish him the best though.

  8. jprcox says: Jan 17, 2013 8:51 PM

    Bears are a joke. Tice took the team to a great inter-season record, yet injuries on the defense mounted…and the end of the season was more an issue with far too many points being scored on the Bears. 10-6 isn’t that bad even.

    Cutler begged that the offense be allowed to grow for more than a single-season under a particular cordinator. To not listen to that request, when it is so rational, really confuses a lot of people.

    Can you say “Rebuild” in Chicago? How you can take a 10-6 team that missed the playoffs by 1 game and dismantle it makes no sense.

  9. beardown4life says: Jan 17, 2013 9:00 PM

    It really must stinks, to suck at being an OC and Line Coach. who in the hell want to hire you now. Maybe he can be in charge of equipment somewhere lol

  10. scoops1 says: Jan 17, 2013 9:02 PM

    did he scalp SB tix again??

  11. metalhead65 says: Jan 17, 2013 9:04 PM

    he had this bears fooled with all his talk before the season about what a Cutler friendly offense this was going to be and the hester package was going to be special then the actual games started and it was all one big mess. the only good thing he did was get rid of the martz 19 step drop but was just awful at game planning and calling plays. once again they ignored the te and even though he sucked you have to at least make it look like he is part of the game. and he carried on the tradition of never calling a play that worked again.

  12. Bearfan54 says: Jan 17, 2013 9:04 PM

    Wow! Next seasons is going to look really strange on the sidelines. I sure hope Trestman knows what he is doing. The special teams coach from the Cowboys is definitely questionable as I thought he sucked with the Cowboys. Anyway, with all the changes, I wouldn’t doubt if Urlacher plays for a different team next year which will disappoint me. ButI sure would like to see him get a ring even if its on another team.

  13. wludford says: Jan 17, 2013 9:28 PM

    Can’t be too much of a surprise that Trestman sweep out the old guard so he can bring in his own team of coordinators and assistants.

    Probably be more player turnover than normal too.

    I guess things got stale in Chicago, but the winds of change are blowing again now.

  14. larryboodry says: Jan 17, 2013 9:37 PM

    I have nothing against Mike Tice, I think being OC was too much for him…Wish him well wherever he ends up.

  15. chi01town says: Jan 17, 2013 9:40 PM

    Good!! what took so long. Tice should have been out the door right with Lovie. NOW lets get rid of
    the rest of the Lovie lovers. Urlacher.. Hester.. and anybody else who aint happy with the change. Im with Emery for better or worse. Rebuild.. DONT SOUND BAD TO ME. LETS DO IT NOW

  16. larryboodry says: Jan 17, 2013 9:43 PM

    @jprcox:

    I don’t see this as rebuilding so much as going in a new direction…Hopefully we can blow up the o-line and add a stud TE, the rest of the team is in good shape, even the aging D, which has 4 guys chosen for the Pro Bowl.

  17. jimmysee says: Jan 17, 2013 9:51 PM

    Green Bay could use an OL coach. Tice would be making the rounds of the NFC north.

  18. docboss says: Jan 17, 2013 9:55 PM

    Maybe Martz was not the problem. Bad personnel, bad karma, too much Rodgers. Tice, Lovie, and Martz (maybe but not likely) will get another gig.

  19. Duckhomie says: Jan 17, 2013 9:56 PM

    Rice coached the vikes…to disaster. He also scalped tickets. He has zero integrity.

  20. philtration says: Jan 17, 2013 9:58 PM

    Bears are a joke. Tice took the team to a great inter-season record, yet injuries on the defense mounted…and the end of the season was more an issue with far too many points being scored on the Bears. 10-6 isn’t that bad even.
    Can you say “Rebuild” in Chicago? How you can take a 10-6 team that missed the playoffs by 1 game and dismantle it makes no sense.
    ================================

    10-6 after a 7-1 start.
    Last year it was 8-8 after a 7-3 start.
    They lost to Seattle at home in a game they needed and should have won.
    They followed that up by coming out flat and lifeless against the Vikings
    The following week they lost to the Packers at home with the division on the line.
    Beating the Cardinals and Lions to finish 10-6 and OUT of the post season is not impressive.
    They have missed the playoffs 5 out of the last 6 years. They were 43-44 over that period with three 3rd place finishes.
    If you are not making the playoffs than you are not competing for a title and your W-L record means nothing.

    Not everyone has a soft spot in their heart for mediocrity.

  21. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Jan 17, 2013 10:30 PM

    Revolving door after Martz? Tice is the only one until now being fired.

  22. judalation says: Jan 17, 2013 10:37 PM

    philtration says:
    Jan 17, 2013 9:58 PM

    Bears are a joke. Tice took the team to a great inter-season record, yet injuries on the defense mounted…and the end of the season was more an issue with far too many points being scored on the Bears. 10-6 isn’t that bad even.
    Can you say “Rebuild” in Chicago? How you can take a 10-6 team that missed the playoffs by 1 game and dismantle it makes no sense.
    ================================

    10-6 after a 7-1 start.
    Last year it was 8-8 after a 7-3 start

    Last year they LOST THEIR STARTING QB AND REPLACED HIM WITH A LOG…

    You Bears fans are as cheap and cold as your owners…

  23. bigcid10 says: Jan 17, 2013 11:06 PM

    We need a new OL coach in Pittsburgh, Come on down

  24. urbusted2 says: Jan 17, 2013 11:14 PM

    He couldn’t sell enough tickets.

  25. larryboodry says: Jan 17, 2013 11:20 PM

    I hear Horton is out in AZ…Bears need a DC with Marinelli jumping ship…I hope Trestman makes it happen.

  26. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 18, 2013 7:40 AM

    Jay Cutler has a way of getting guys fired.

  27. charlescub80 says: Jan 18, 2013 10:11 AM

    Once again this must have been Jay Cutlers fault!

  28. purpleguy says: Jan 18, 2013 11:33 AM

    He’s a good guy and a good O-line coach — he won’t be unemployed for long.

  29. yyyass says: Jan 19, 2013 12:03 AM

    It was the hat.

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