Found January 17, 2012 on NBC Chicago:
PLAYERS: Lovie SmithMike Martz
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Bears news. Read on for lots of coaching personnel news, how Lovie Smith dealt with the roster and the role of tight ends on the Bears offense. After leaving the Bears, Mike Martz has decided to retire from coaching. (Chicago Sun-Times) The Bears' exclusive negotiating window with special teams coach Dave Toub is closing quickly. (ESPN Chicago) Defensive backs coach Jon Hoke was denied permission to interview with the Vikings for their defensive coordinator opening. (Chicago Tribune) Was the flaw with the Bears their roster or Lovie Smith's ability to work with what he had? (Chicago Tribune) To improve the offense, Bears must re-emphasize the role of tight ends. (ESPN Chicago) Follow Grizzly Detail on Twitter.

If Mike Tice leaves for Raiders, Bears are in trouble

A day after the Bears’ 8-8 season ended, coach Lovie Smith was optimistic that his assistants would be in demand. “Hopefully, we’ll have guys on our staff that get an opportunity to move up,” Smith said. “I would like to see where some guys on our staff would get the opportunity to be head...

Oakland Raiders wish to speak with Mike Tice for head coaching position

The search for a new head coach for the Oakland Raiders continues as the team put in a formal request to speak with Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice. Tice was recently promoted to the role of offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears with the retirement of Mike Martz. Martz’s contract with the Bears was up at the conclusion of this season and Chicago...

Mike Martz retires from coaching

Thirty-eight years ­after starting his career at a ­Fresno, Calif., high school, Mike Martz decided to ­retire from coaching Monday. “It’s time,” Martz told the Sun-Times. His greatest pupil disagrees. “He’s a great teacher of the game and has great knowledge of the game, and he has so...

The Bears Beat (01.16.12): Bears interview Patriots’ Licht for general manager job

The Bears interviewed New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht for their vacant general manager position. They have three other interviews planned. Former offensive coordinator Mike Martz has told NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora that he is retiring from coaching. And the chances of special teams coordinator Dave Toub moving on look to be increasing. Bears interview...

Notebook: Mike Martz retires

Former Chicago Bears OC Mike Martz says he will retire from football to pursue other opportunities. We also discuss the Vikings’ interest in DB coach Jon Hoke, Dave Toub’s future and more.

Bears reportedly say no to Vikings' request to interview Hoke

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he hoped some guys on his staff would get an opportunity to move up in the coaching ranks this offseason. Defensive backs coach Jon Hoke won't, however.

Mike Martz Retires From Coaching

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, Mike Martz has decided to retire from coaching. Martz was the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator in 1999 when they won their first and only Super Bowl. He was then their head coach from 2000-2005. Martz then finished up his career as an offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions from 2006-2007, then the San Francisco 49ers for...

Raiders interested in interviewing Tice

While one key member of Lovie Smith's coaching staff signed a two-year contract to remain with the Bears, another could be headed elsewhere in the NFL.

Martz says he will retire from coaching

Former Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has told NFL Network's Jason La Canfora that he's retiring from coaching in order to 'focus on other opportunities.'

Raiders Request Permission to Interview Newly Promoted Mike Tice

Brad Biggs, the Chicago Tribune reporter, is reporting today that The Oakland Raiders have requested to interview the Bears’ newly promoted offensive coordinator, Mike Tice. According to a club and NFL sources, the Raiders have requested permission to interview Tice for their head coaching position. In accordance with NFL rules, the Bears must grant permission, unlike the move...

Bears analysis: Passing interest in tight ends

Brad Biggs: After ignoring the tight end as a pass-catching option under Mike Martz, the Bears are expected to place a priority on finding a skilled addition to the passing game to help control the middle of the field for quarterback Jay Cutler.

The Bears Beat (01.18.12): Bears interview Giants’ Ross for GM

The Bears on Wednesday interviewed Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, my preferred candidate of choice at this point, for their vacant general manager position. Mike Tice will interview for the Oakland Raiders head coaching position and the effects of his departure, should he get the job, would have a profound impact on the team’s continuity and success this year. And...

Hope the Nameplate Wasn’t Ordered Yet

I don’t know what Indian Burial sight the Pitt side of the Southside Complex was built upon, but something is clearly not right. Reports are that Bob Bostad’s tenure as O-line coach for Pitt is already over. He is apparently taking the same position in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. WSCR-670 The Score’s Mike Mulligan reports the official announcement will be coming soon from...
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