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Mike Tice will not interview for Raiders head coaching job

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Mike Tice will not interview for the Oakland Raiders heading coaching vacancy, the team announced Monday evening.

Tice was promoted from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator, after the team parted ways with Mike Martz. That Tice will remain is a big break for the Bears, with the pool of potential coaches quickly disappearing. Moreover, Tice allows the most seamless transition for the Bears players, especially quarterback Jay Cutler.

Cutler is now on his third offensive coordinator with the Bears, but Tice is expected to make the transition much smoother for the quarterback. Tice will emphasize the run but empower Cutler to attempt down field passes.

The key, of course, is to bolster the receiving corps to increase the percentage of completed deep passes.

ESPN reported earlier Monday that Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will have a second interview with the Raiders. Marty Mornhingweg and Winston Moss were also believed to be strong candidates for the Raiders job.

New Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was formerly a longtime scout with the Green Bay Packers.

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I'm glad he is staying. Surely there must be some advantage to being big enough to enforce one's offensive approach over players' objections. I also doubt that Lovie would want to take him on one-on-one.

Hmmm that's intresting, so why is he not interviewing? I always heard it never hurt to interview. Did he say no to them, or did they say we changed are minds? Just wondering about what happened. Did they get sick of waiting for him or find someone they like? I would have guessed he would be one of the favorites given who he was up against. Maybe he is just one of those guys who is good with the status quo. Oh wait he came up with the Randy ratio, otherwise known as throw the ball to Randy. Total go getter.

Good deal because Tice will be the Bears next head coach in 2013!!

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