When Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall said, 'Everybody involved in offense should be held accountable -- even if that means jobs,' in the aftermath of the Bears' loss to the Packers on Sunday, the jab was presumed to be directed mostly at offensive coordinator Mike Tice.
Whether it was or wasn't, Tice said Wednesday he was not offended by Marshall's rant.
''I didn't hear it. It's kind of filtered back [to me],'' Tice said after the Bears practiced lightly at Halas Hall. ''We're all emotional. It's hard. It's hard when you lose, not [just] a game. It's hard when you have a string like this.
''Frustrations mount. We're all accountable. It starts with me -- I'm wearing the hat. I have to do a better job. I've been in this league a long time and know how that pecking order works. It falls on my shoulders. It falls on everybody's shoulders.''
Tice said he took stock of himself after the Packers game to try and figure out what can be done to fix an offense that has seven touchdowns in the last six games.
''You sit there after the game and you feel horrible and you think of what you could have done differently, better,'' Tice said. ''You look at the last number of weeks where we didn't score enough points -- what can you do better?
''So I said to myself when I came in Monday, 'What can I do better to help me get better to help us win?' And that's the approach I'm taking this week. And we all got to do better.
The Bears have averaged 14.2 points per game in the second half.
''We need to score more points,'' Tice said. ''We need to execute the game plan. We need to make sure we have a good game plan. We need to make sure I call plays where the plays have a chance to make plays. Do a better job at that. And then have a great, great week of practice and go down there with good energy and win the damn football game.''