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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 had made no move to offer Martz a new deal. Mike Martz announced his retirement from football earlier this week.
The Oakland Raiders had also requested to speak with Mike McCoy of the Oakland Raiders but McCoy withdrew his name from consideration with the Raiders as he feels that he is currently the front-runner for the Miami Dolphins head coaching position.
This would not be Tice’s first head coaching job. Tice patrolled the sidelines for the Minnesota Vikings from 2001-2005, posting a 33-34 overall record. Tice is known as a coach which excels at producing a formidable rushing attack. In 2001, the Minnesota...
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Mike Martz says he is retiring from coaching.
The NFL Network first reported his decision this week and Martz told the Chicago Sun-Times, ''It's time.'' He did not return a message left Tuesday.
The architect of ''The Greatest Show on Turf'' as offensive coordinator and head coach of the Rams, Martz spent the past two seasons as the Chicago Bears...
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Chicago — Former Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz is retiring from coaching.
Mike Martz says he is retiring from coaching. The NFL Network first reported his decision this week and Martz told the Chicago Sun-Times, "It's time." He did not return a message left Tuesday. The architect of "The Greatest Show on Turf" as offensive coordinator and head coach of the Rams, Martz spent the past two seasons as the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator.
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...
Presumably, at least. How knows if the Steelers will double down on pass happiness and sign Mike Martz just to see how high I'm willing to climb to leap to my demise. Even worse, some are saying Jim Caldwell is a possible replacement candidate. What conversationsFor now, let's just celebrate Bruce Arians being gone forever. Granted, he wasn't the worst offensive coordinator...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Martz says he is retiring from coaching.
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.
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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After leaving the Bears, Mike Martz has decided to retire from coaching. (Chicago Sun-Times)
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