Today the Bears announced the promotion of Mike Tice to offensive coordinator.
Last season, the Bears didn’t allow the Tennessee Titans to interview Tice for their offensive coordinator position, which upset Tice.
Tice isn’t upset now. He will be taking over the offense and bringing a run-first mentality back to the unit.
The Bears offense ran for over 2,000 yards this season for the first time since 1990.
Tice was in charge of one of the most troubled units on the team, the offensive line.
He did a fine job with what he had to work with on the line, especially this season when they lost two key starters in Chris Williams and Gabe Carimi.
The Bears will be looking for a quarterbacks/passing coach and offensive line coach along with a new general manager
Tice has never been an offensive coordinator, but he was often in control of plays with Martz being unpredictable at times this season.
Bears fans weren’t pleased to hear Lovie Smith would be back next season, so they likely won’t be pleased to hear Tice is taking over the offense.
This move could make or break the Bears.
Will a new general manager be pleased with Lovie Smith’s current staff or will that be a turn off for the new GM?
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