Found January 06, 2012 on Bears Beat:
Coming on the heels of reports that Green Bay Packers Director of Football Operations Reggie McKenzie was set to be announced as the new general manager of the Oakland Raiders, another name atop the Bears’ list of potential GMs has been scratched off. Baltimore Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta will remain with the club.

Lovie Smith denies huddling with Jay Cutler before Mike Martz was fired

Coach Lovie Smith said that quarterback Jay Cutler didn’t influence Mike Martz’s future with the team. Smith told the Sun-Times that he talked to Martz on Tuesday, informed his staff and then talked to Cutler, who was at Halas Hall that day. A report Thursday said that Cutler went to the team...

Bears promote Tice to offensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears promoted Mike Tice to offensive coordinator on Friday to replace the departed Mike Martz. Tice had been the team's offensive line coach for the past two seasons after spending four campaigns as an assistant in Jacksonville. He was also a former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Martz resigned as offensive coordinator on Tuesday morning on the same day that...

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...

Bear Bites: The GM Search Narrows

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Bears news. Read on for more about the Bears GM search, Lovie Smith's denials and Adam Podlesh's achievements in his first season with Chicago. Eric DeCosta is emerging as the Bears' top GM candidate. (Chicago Tribune) Here are four other candidates who could take the job. (ESPN Chicago) ...

Report: Cutler met with Smith to urge moving on without Martz

After spending two seasons in Mike Martz' offense, quarterback Jay Cutler appears more than ready to move on.

Don't Sleep on Mike Tice as a Potential Replacement for Lovie Smith

Note: Be sure to make your selections for the Fantasy Playoffs on the previous post. The prize is six delicious Lou Malnati’s pizzas sent to your door. Mike Tice came to the Chicago Bears as the offensive line coach. Now he’s been promoted to the offensive coordinator position. And if he is able to build... Read more »

Lovie goes with Tice that binds

In classic fashion, Mike Tice highlighted one of his strengths with a self-deprecating shot. “I have been organized my whole life,” Tice said via e-mail, “because I am not smart. “Details are the key. We need to detail everything out. Have a play for every situation. And have a way to get out...

Ravens’ Eric DeCosta will not interview for Bears’ GM vacancy

Baltimore Ravens player personnel director Eric DeCosta will remain with his team and will not take any interviews, including one that was requested by the Bears.
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