Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some Deep Thoughts From Mike Tice

I'd really like to thank the Chicago Bears for bringing Mike Tice back into prominence in the NFC North, which makes unintelligible quotes like this possible, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune, via Pro Football Talk:
“I’ve helped establish some good offenses over my career and I’ve played in some good offenses over my career. I think I know what a good offense looks like,” Tice said. “At the end of the day, we’re going to have a certain personality and at the end of the day it will be one of explosiveness and one of intelligence and one of rhythm and one of tempo and one of enthusiasm. You have to have all of those to be an elite offense.”
On a sarcastic note, I don't recall ever seeing players worked out at the NFL combine on their ability to bring rhythm and tempo to the field. If that was very important, maybe Donald Driver is the missing link to a dominant Bears offense.

I can't tell what type of offense the Bears will be running based on that quote. Does explosiveness involve a short passing attack, or will Brandon Marshall be used more as a down field threat? Will it look a lot like it did in 2011, except Tice won't be trying to kill Jay Cutler?

Maybe Tice was just using coach-speak, answering a question without really telling you something new. But it's not like a Tice is a noted offensive genius. Instead, he's the coach best known for bringing the Randy Ratio to the NFL. It doesn't look like he'll be bringing anything to the field other than some rah-rahs for his players while they're watching Jason Campbell take the field for an injured Jay Cutler.

1 comment:

PackFaninFl said...

For some reason, when I saw this title, I thought of "Deep Thought" by Jack Handy, that old Saturday Night live skit. And Tice's answer was almost as convoluted as a Handy "Deep Thought"!