What? Was Fred Smoot scalping Superbowl tickets too?
He went 26-22 over three seasons despite key injuries, having a low budget for a staff, etc, etc, etc.
Get your facts straight. 33-33 over four seasons with only one post-season appearance and no North Division titles. Every coach has to deal with injuries, etc. There was no reason to expect that Tice's Vikings were ever going to get better than a 0.500-level squad with occasional appearance in the post-season. That ain't good enough.
The best way to describe Tice as an NFL head coach, is that he's playing checkers while the coach on the other side of the field is playing chess.
The current playoff teams didn't lose their ProBowl starting quarterback to a season ending injury. Not to mention the Vikings are still 20 mil under the cap. Tice was handicapped since day 1 with the organization. It is simply unfair to rip his performance without pointing those factors out.
Fred Smoot was responsible for the stripper cruise. Mike Tice went 9-7, 8-8, and 9-7 over the last three seasons.... that's 26-22.... which was my point... my facts are straight. He did damn well with what he had.