Tice the latest reported candidate


Mike Tice, anyone?

The current offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears and former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings is the latest coach the Raiders have expressed an interest in, according to the Chicago Tribune, which reported Oakland had requested permission to speak to Tice.

Tice coached the Vikings from the end of the 2001 season through the 2005 season and had a record of 33-34.

Chicago’s offensive line coach, Tice was elevated to offensive coordinator following the season by Lovie Smith, replacing Mike Martz.

The Raiders have made no public comment on their coaching search since general manager Reggie McKenzie took over on Jan. 6.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • lefty12

    Chris,we can’t be sure what his reasons are,I’m guessing just like everyone.However,Mornhinweg is well thought of around the league.All the others who have been interviewed played against us this past season.And most,if not all,are associated with offenses.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Just finished See no Evil, Hear no Evil…Now watching Stir Crazy

  • realtruraider

    I would like us to keep a few coaches


    Wiley The Magic Mushroom Man

    Big Wiz

    Waufle, if we stay a 4-3

  • al d. davis

    Reggie you aren’t a bag lady in an alley scrounging through dumpsters. Quit following Stink AL’s taint regarding the search for an HC and sub-coaches.

    We need an HC and sub-coaches who create a philosphy with schemes to give the Raiders a strategy the NFL has never seen, which will bring us to dynasty.

  • 303Raider

    Why is Chuck B still around?? I thought his contract was up on the 15th!!

    Why ALL the secrecy? same old raiders….

  • raiderdav


  • al d. davis

    Hire Rich Gannon: excellent former Superbowl QB, talented, highly intelligent, disciplinarian, great football savvy, addicted to work.

    Idiot AL should have hired him 10 yrs ago instead of the scheknell plungs (German expression for “notable un-notables) for HC’s.

    Reggie, the Raiders don’t need has-been GB exec’s or staff members; don’t act as if the Raiders are midgets standing on the shoulders of the GB giant. GB is fallible as we saw against the NY, and are weak at defense. Look toward the 49’ers as your template then come up with a new applicable for the Raiders.

    BTW, what has Winston Moss done for anyone lately ??

  • So Reggie gets anointed the savior and genius although he has never been a GM. Now the same wanna-be experts are turning on him already.


  • al d. davis


    Chucky’s contract expired yesterday. But I agree with you: the first post we should have read this morning was that McKenzie fired Chucky, who was presently cleaning out his office.

    Anything else is absurd. Attenutate the taint of Stink AL.

  • Dakota

    If Chucky’s contract has expired, why would McKenzie have to fire him?

    And if McKenzie is going to allow the new HC to pick his staff, why would you people want him making decisions about assistant coaches right now anyhow?

    WTF people?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Didn’t Reggie say at the press conference the new coach would pick his own staff.As soon as he said that it meant the current staff was out.It is possible some might be re-hired by the new coach



    we don’t know when the contracts of those asst coaches expire. Highly doubt anybody has been “fired” before the new HC gets a chance to see who’s here and if he wants to find asst coaches elsewhere

    If I fire a boss and i’ve got a few employees who are 1 or 2 years into a 3-year contract … whats the point of firing a few guys, just to rehire them later? just to p1ss them off?

  • Chris in NY

    lefty12 Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Chris,we can’t be sure what his reasons are,I’m guessing just like everyone.However,Mornhinweg is well thought of around the league.All the others who have been interviewed played against us this past season.And most,if not all,are associated with offenses.


    Something else to consider is both those guys were NFC North head coaches during the span of Chubby Checker’s 18-year career in Green Bay. So he may have seen something he liked about them during that time?

  • Chris in NY

    raiderdav Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 1:44 pm


    What ever happened to Mike White after he got canned? Did he go on to work as an OC elsewhere in the league after that? I’d look it up but Wikipedia is on strike.



  • edward teach

    740.realtruraider Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    Fk BSPN, I heard a few of those fker’s say that out of the coaching jobs still open, Oaklands is the least attractive. I mean C’MON MAN really. They will never give us any respect until we make them. I was hoping it would be this year.


    I wonder if it has something to do with all the big contracts that we have that are going to be hard to get rid of, the lack of depth on the roster, and the fact that we have no draft picks this year.

    To me, those are the biggest hurdles this tem has to overcome. Which is why I’m glad McKenzie’s here. Hue Jackson’s heart might have been in the right place, but no way he overcomes it faster than a guy like McKenzie.

    I mean, why else would anyone consider the Dolphins over the Raiders, for example? Their owner is a clown, and they have to get past the Patriots and the Jets to get anywhere.

  • vshape

    it’s late, but let me chime in none the less.

    i have a suspicion that mark wanted hue gone during the gm hiring process. once mckenzie accepted the offer and came onboard, mark decided that he would have mckenzie fire hue under his watch as gm so as to show that mckenzie was in charge. mckenzie, being the new gm and wanting to appease mark, fired hue as he mentioned in the press conference (putting his name on it as the gm now in charge).

    fast forward to today — now that the coaching search is underway, mckenzie is finding that getting someone better than hue is turning out to be more of a tougher task than he originally had anticipated. somehow, his short list (as he mentioned in the press conference) morphed into this massive (just get someone better than hue to save face) list. so, now he’s scrambling to get someone onboard, while playing it cool and portraying that he’s under control.

    how does one get to thinking like this? 1. paranoia (if you’ve been a raider fan for any length of time, then this comes with the territory) 2. look at list of interview candidates mentioned thus far. you know the list…

    i have a very hard time believing that these candidates would have been high on any gm’s must have list; even for a new gm. then add the possibility that mark may not want to spend competitive money on a real hc and now you have mckenzie in an even tougher spot.
    on the surface, it looks as though keeping hue and letting him pick his staff would have been the prudent move for mckenzie in his first year, but only time will tell.

    my suspicion may be way way off; i certainly hope so. i hope mckenzie knows exactly what he’s doing and really has that top candidates list he claimed in the press conference and that he’s just being diligent, asking lots of questions during these interviews, and getting information to finally make a big splash soon. let’s hope.

  • beach

    400. Thanks for the link. Heck no to LA. They have enough problems with thugs already. South Central LA makes Oakland look like a safe city.

  • Raidernationdave

    MistaBrown Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Reggie has never been a GM in his life.

    Start lowering your expectations so you don’t have to throw yourself out a window.

    The end

    Absolutely classic!