Tag Archives: Phil Emery

Turnovers and defense help dictate success … Lovie Smith was on to something, wasn’t he?

December 19th, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Do you remember this article from Sports Illustrated back in the preseason? Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford, two NFC North quarterbacks (at least, for the time being), were featured on the cover with the question asking: “Where did all the [...]

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Rock bottom officially hit with demotion of league’s highest-paid player

December 18th, 2014 - 9:46 am

So, this is what it has come to. In a season that has seen embarrassing blowouts and three-phase ineptitude, not to mention as much dysfunction and off-the-field drama as on it, the Bears have benched their franchise quarterback, whom they [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: McClellin, Bostic need to show progress

August 14th, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The “Release Shea McClellin” bandwagon seems to be gaining passengers at a rapid pace, but don’t expect to see general manager Phil Emery or head coach Marc Trestman aboard anytime soon. I’ll admit, I’ve been as discouraged as most that [...]

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Bears-Eagles preview: Does the defensive line have enough depth and talent to rush the passer?

August 8th, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Give Bears general manager Phil Emery credit. While he may not always make the right move — but, really, no GM ever does — he at least recognizes problems and moves quickly to improve them. When the Bears were offensively [...]

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Bears-Eagles preview: What’s behind Martellus Benentt on the tight end depth chart?

August 8th, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Based on Martellus Bennett’s reaction to being spun to the ground by Kyle Fuller, you would have thought the rookie cornerback broke off the Black Unicorn’s horn. Bennett, who also dubs himself the Orange Dinosaur, is in danger of going [...]

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Emery again gets aggressive at start of free agency

March 12th, 2014 - 9:41 am

The jury is still out on the kind of general manager Phil Emery is or will be, but if I were in the room, he’d get a vote of confidence from me. If nothing else, he has shown he can [...]

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Gould needs to shut up and kick

July 26th, 2013 - 9:53 am

I’ve always personally liked Robbie Gould. First and foremost, as a former kicker myself, there’s always a brotherhood among them, even among those who play on different levels. Secondly, when the Bears first signed him as a free agent early [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.16.13): Bears GM Phil Emery says Bears will welcome back Gabe Carimi

May 16th, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Bears general manager Phil Emery says that despite the fact that Gabe Carimi did not show up at OTAs, the team will welcome him back “with open arms.” Also, defensive tackle Henry Melton is still hopeful a long-term contract can [...]

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Emery, Trestman appear to be good match

January 18th, 2013 - 12:09 pm

There is no guarantee that a general manager of a professional sports organization, particularly in the NFL where tolerance for slow turnaround is low, will get more than one chance at hiring the right head coach for the ball club. [...]

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Bears hire Marc Trestman to be next head coach

January 16th, 2013 - 8:39 am

The Bears broke news overnight when they agreed to terms with Marc Trestman to be the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history. Early indications are that the Bears went an unconventional, yet strategically smart route in hiring their guy. [...]

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