“They fired Turner and [quarterbacks coach] Pep Hamilton after 2009,” Hanie said. “I liked both of those guys, but the thought at the time was that Jay needed more creativity. The first hire the Bears made was Tice as offensive line coach. Then they hired Martz as the OC. After working with those guys for two years, I came to learn that Tice and Martz were polar opposites in how they viewed offense.
“Huge, huge conflict. When the s— hits the fan during the season, then people start playing the blame game. That was a big problem in that era. There was some finger-pointing going on behind the scenes. I remember hearing the dirty laundry. The coaches didn’t keep it to themselves. That was a very toxic environment.”
Not stirring up old Cutler stuff, just showing how bad things were. I think Nagy is smart enough to not let this stuff happen. Even Caleb Hanie could see the problems with coaching.
Actually I think it's probably pretty poignant and probably had a lot to do w/the OC/OL coach being fired. If what they know how to do, and want to do, does not mesh w/what Nagy wants to do then there is just no way that things are going to work. And I think you saw that w/how this OL and digressed from where it was w/Fox. it's probably the only group that has not improved either in talent level and in overall play.
Tice brought blocking sleds to Halas Hall. Some of the players hadn't hit a blocking sled since high school.
LOL, I remember that at training camp. Tice would be riding on the sled while the OL belted it over and over again... with Tice cackling like a madman as he rode the thing. It was as good as any local high school coaching for sure :-)
Of course his OL gave up 105 sacks in his two years as our OL coach (the 29th ranked OL in both run and pass blocking by Football Outsiders). But hey, the OL was as good as any high school in the country those years (memorable moments by J'Marcus Webb, Frank "turnstyle" Omiyale & Chris Williams). Of course after failing as an OL coach the Bears promoted him to be the offensive coordinator for Lovie. I mean... what could go wrong with that?