Tice's contract is set to expire on Jan. 31, and owner Zygi Wilf has given no indication if he'll be retained. Tice said his agent, Jimmy Sexton, did get a call from Wilf, but the brief conversation was more for introductory purposes.
"The indications are what he's communicated to you (media) people that he's going to make the decision after the season," Tice said of Wilf. "Hopefully, it's sooner than later because of the nature of the beast."
Tice's assistants also are in limbo.
"I don't know what Mr. Wilf is basing his decision on," said Tice, whose team will close the regular season Sunday against Chicago. "He might have already made his decision. I don't know. I would be a liar if I said the only thing on my plate right now is beating the Bears. I have children, a life and a wife, and it also is my job to make sure everyone doesn't walk around depressed in this building including coaches and their families. ... The reality of it is the season for us officially ends Sunday."
The reality too, at least according to Tice, is that things won't slow down just because the games are finished.
"The thing that we all have to understand is the season doesn't slow down," he said. "Tuesday morning the train keeps rolling. We have to evaluate the roster.
"We have to evaluate the coaching staff. We have to give the coaches some time, and we have to get ready to go to the Senior Bowl. ... Hopefully there will be some type of indication of our status sooner rather than later. Earlier in the week would certainly be a lot better than late in the week. So we'll see."