Tice warns Bears about overconfidence

October, 3, 2012
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice warned his players not to get overconfident in the aftermath of their improved performance in Dallas where the offense scored 17 second half points.

Tice said on Wednesday that he thinks certain people associated with the offense got "too full of themselves" after the Bears put up 41 points in their Week 1 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, which might help explain why the team struggled to move the ball the next two weeks in games against Green Bay and St. Louis.

Tice is determined to avoid a similar fate when the Bears take on the 1-3 Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

"I think it's very important to learn from the last time we had a solid game on offense, and myself included, probably got a little ahead of ourselves and probably got a little full of ourselves," Tice said.

"We want to make sure we caution against that this week and make sure we stay focused on the areas we can improve on, and not smile and be happy about the things we did well. I think it's too short of a week to do that."

Tice spent four years (2006-09) in Jacksonville where he served as the assistant head coach/tight ends under former Jags head coach Jack Del Rio.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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