Found January 07, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Mike Martz
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The former Vikings coach becomes a coordinator for the first time, replacing the departed Mike Martz.

Why Mike Martz Should Not Be Considered for Offensive Coordinator

The Rams played their first full season in St. Louis in 1995 after moving from Los Angeles, which gave the city it's first taste of NFL football since 1987.  During that first year, the Rams finished with a 7-9 record. It was an improvement over their 4-12 finale in Los Angeles and at the time was the franchises' best record of the 90's, which perhaps gave the franchise...

Bears Promote Mike Tice to Offensive Coordinator

The Chicago Bears didn’t have to spend too much time nor look very far to find Mike Martz’s replacement. The successor is a former Minnesota Vikings head coach who happens to be on their staff as the current OL coach: Mike Tice. “(Coach Lovie Smith) and I share a similar mindset of what the Bears offense should look and feel like,” Tice said in a statement released by the...

Bear Bites: Mike Martz Is Moving On

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for Mike Martz's final words, how the Packers factored into Jerry Angelo's departure, the search for the next offensive coordinator and the correct reaction to a Green Bay-themed gift. Mike Martz says it was just time for him to move on. Cue the REO Speedwagon. (Chicago Tribune...

Source: Tice to replace Martz as Bears' OC

Chicago Bears will promote offensive line coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, replacing Mike Martz, according to a source familiar with the situation.

With Martz out, Bears promote Tice to offensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears have promoted offensive line coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, replacing the departed Mike Martz.

The End of the Cutler-Martz Bromance

Jay Cutler was not wild about Mike Martz's hiring, but the two quickly became friends during training camp in 2010. There were jokes -- possibly made right here -- about the bromance that developed. Two days ago, Cutler reportedly told Lovie Smith he was ready to move on without Martz. How did it fall apart so quickly? It started with Martz's inability to tailor his...

Bears make Tice offensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears have promoted offensive line coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, filling the hole created when the team parted ways with Mike Martz earlier this week.

The Bears Beat (01.05.12): Smith says Cutler had no say in Martz departure

Bears head coach Lovie Smith insisted that quarterback Jay Cutler had no say in the decision for offensive coordinator Mike Martz and the team to part ways. Martz refused to air dirty laundry after his exit. And the organization will seek permission to speak to personnel man Eric DeCosta of the Baltimore Ravens, a team with a good draft history and personnel moves. Lovie Smith insists...

Tice Yes-DeCosta No

Catching up on today’s news on a busy day for my “real” job. That didn’t take long: today the Bears officially promoted Mike Tice to offensive coordinator. No surprise there at all. Let’s just hope this goes better than the “promotion” of John Shoop to replace Gary Crowton. That didn’t go so well. Interesting thing about Lovie. Came into Chicago saying his offensive...

Tice Named Offensive Coordinator

Chicago Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice has been named the new offensive coordinator. The news was confirmed on the team's Web site Friday morning. Tice will call the plays and continue to work with the offensive line, according to the release. The news comes after the much-maligned Mike Martz resigned as offensive coordinator on Tuesday after two years on the job...

What Mike Tice's Promotion Means

The Chicago Bears Friday promoted Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, moving him up from the offensive line coach he had held for nearly two years. Tice, who was the head coach at Minnesota and the assistant head coach for offense at Jacksonville, is the right man for the job. He knows the players' strengths and weaknesses well, has experience calling plays, and helped the...

Bears coach sets timeline

Smith says he talked to Martz first, not CutlerJay Cutler may or may not have wanted a new offensive coordinator calling plays for the Bears next season. But according to coach Lovie Smith, Cutler did not express that to him before Mike Martz's departure.
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