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Bears name Phil Emery G.M.

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As one of our moles in Mobile told us the other day, Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery was telling people that he’d be getting the G.M. job in Chicago, but no one believed him.

They’d better believe him now.

The Bears have announced that Emery has been named the team’s new General Manager.  Previously the Falcons’ director of college scouting, Emery succeeds Jerry Angelo, who was fired earlier this month.

Emery inherits coach Lovie Smith, who is signed through 2013.  It’s unclear whether the Bears will be retaining the traditional G.M. structure, in which the G.M. hires and fires and supervises the coach, or whether Smith has acquired more power.  If it’s the former, Lovie could be on the hot seat in 2012.

Emery and Patriots director of player personnel Jason Licht were the finalists for the job.

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27 Responses to “Bears name Phil Emery G.M.”
  1. Alohamrhand says: Jan 28, 2012 3:16 PM

    well he won’t have any trouble hearing you that’s for sure.

  2. purpleguy says: Jan 28, 2012 3:17 PM

    Emery was last seen flapping his giant ears in delight over his new job.

  3. riverhorsey says: Jan 28, 2012 3:19 PM

    He couldn’t get away from Pioli fast enough.

  4. jimmysee says: Jan 28, 2012 3:24 PM

    A day late and a dollar short.

    Well — it’s a start.

    Good luck to the Bears!

    Lots to do here.

  5. dave0320 says: Jan 28, 2012 3:24 PM

    Chiefs are now in deep $hit with their draft along with their internal problems created by Haley & Pioli!

  6. phil325 says: Jan 28, 2012 3:24 PM

    go for it. I know it can’t be worse than Angelo. Lovie’s performance will make the decision easy.

  7. tommytd says: Jan 28, 2012 3:28 PM

    Lovie needs to go (and take Ted Phillips with him). What a sorry excuse for a management group.

  8. cuttydoesit says: Jan 28, 2012 3:30 PM

    Finally! Awesome.

  9. insertnamehere2 says: Jan 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    Ah Lovie has a new toy to play with! Eventually the person responsible for this mediocrity will be fired..Hopefully?

  10. chiadam says: Jan 28, 2012 3:33 PM

    Superb. He’ll make a great pretend GM.

  11. dannodo says: Jan 28, 2012 3:35 PM

    Meet the new boss…same as the old boss.

    In predictable fashion, ownership took the path that will lead to the least amount of change. Why change when you are the third best team in your division? Why change when your team is getting old so rapidly, especially on defense? Why change when young, up and coming personnel men from consistently winning organizations are available for hire?

    I feel bad for Phil Emery, I really do. Any intelligent fan sees through the charade that was this GM search. He participated in the dismal drafts that led us tot his point as a scout. For the Bears leadership and ownership, that makes him perfect, because he already know what losers reside in the front office.

    The Bears have no chance of competing as long as the McCaskey family owns the team. The McCaskey’s are the proverbial goldfish in the pihranna tank when compared to Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, the Rooney’s, the Mara’s/Tisch’s. Owners that NEED to win, and KNOW how to win.

    Mediocrity, thy name is McCaskey.
    He must not

  12. nesby2 says: Jan 28, 2012 3:35 PM

    This guys resume isn’t very detailed & I know everyone is screaming that we should of hired Licht because of the Super Bowl pedigree that he’s coming from but granted both guys had very little information regarding an eye for talent on who they actually hand picked it was going to be a toss up from the beginning. Let’s just hope we come out on the winning side on this ordeal. Let’s hope this guy knows what he’s doing when it comes to key guys that need to be signed & key FA’s that need to be picked up as well as making the right choices on draft day in April. I’m not gonna write him off just yet but he has his work cut out for him starting now & our chances of a title is fading fast w/our vets getting older by the year. The time is NOW Emery so let’s see what your made of buddy.. I hope your the man for the job because if not EVERYONE will be gone from the coaching staff on up to the front office including Ted Phillips!

  13. cliffordc05 says: Jan 28, 2012 3:43 PM

    I wonder what happens to Ruskell.

  14. howiehandles says: Jan 28, 2012 4:31 PM

    “nesby2 says:
    Jan 28, 2012 3:35 PM
    This guys resume isn’t very detailed & I know everyone is screaming that we should of hired Licht because of the Super Bowl pedigree that he’s coming from but granted both guys had very little information regarding an eye for talent on who they actually hand picked it was going to be a toss up from the beginning. Let’s just hope we come out on the winning side on this ordeal. Let’s hope this guy knows what he’s doing when it comes to key guys that need to be signed & key FA’s that need to be picked up as well as making the right choices on draft day in April. I’m not gonna write him off just yet but he has his work cut out for him starting now & our chances of a title is fading fast w/our vets getting older by the year. The time is NOW Emery so let’s see what your made of buddy.. I hope your the man for the job because if not EVERYONE will be gone from the coaching staff on up to the front office including Ted Phillips!”

    Actually, Emery’s resume is very detailed, and he has held responsibility for the draft, unlike Licht, who wasn’t even allowed in the war room (I hate that term) during draft day.

    Unfortunately, as the Bears do, they did this half assed. Lovie’s blood is on just as many of the personnel decisions as Angelo’s blood was. Phillips running the show is a joke too. Rather pathetic that the Cubs got it right before the Bears did.

  15. daCoach says: Jan 28, 2012 4:43 PM

    I know everyone wants to bash this guy already but let’s give him a chance. I’m a New yorker and a yankee fan too and i recall how everyone hated the Joe Torre signing, 4 rings later he was finally driven out of town. I’ll be happy if this guy can bring 1 championship to the bears.

    We’ll know right away about this guy. The nfl is a passing league. If he doesn’t build an offense around Cutler than he is just as dumb as Angelo. They need another top OL-T or G I don’t care and at least 2 wr’s. These guys have to be top picks and/or established stars. If they sign a #3 WR then draft one in Rd. 4 then we now what we are dealing with. Jerry 2.0

  16. chicagosundevil says: Jan 28, 2012 4:52 PM

    Typical Bears. Instead of going with the new gen, they go old and tired.

  17. fittytuckin says: Jan 28, 2012 5:16 PM

    Chiefs are now in deep $hit with their draft along with their internal problems created by Haley & Pioli!
    ——————————
    Lets show a little consistency you douche censors.

  18. jutts says: Jan 28, 2012 5:20 PM

    Ruskell will be the first to go….

  19. iamthorny says: Jan 28, 2012 5:29 PM

    Looks like he could be Dick Jauron’s brother, with two cauliflower ears.

    You can tell by looking at him he never played the game. No helmet would fit him.

  20. textexington says: Jan 28, 2012 5:32 PM

    Remember the 2010 NFC Championship game? 21-14.LOLZ.

  21. gridassassin says: Jan 28, 2012 5:33 PM

    Here’s the various draft classes while Emery was with Chicago, Atlanta and KC: http://www.cbfans.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3882&sid=1ea2e255c4ba0df1940d6b465b8b0bc7

    If the Bears want to concentrate on the draft to reload/rebuild, Emery is their guy.

    Hell, the Bears have gone through safeties like a revolving door. I see Mike Brown for the Bears and Eric Berry for KC.

    Best case, he’s great.

    Worst case, he gets swept out the door after 2013 along with Lovie and Company.

  22. jbaxt says: Jan 28, 2012 6:23 PM

    Was Emery allowed to share his past experience with the Chiefs? Because Pioli has a “Chiefs employees are to be more secret than Iran’s nuclear weapons program” structure in KC. Bugging coaches offices, not allowing certain employees in certain areas of the facility, paying Matt “GD” Cassel 63 million to be average, forcing Haley to stick with Palko so Haley would look the part of DA, Drafting Tyson Jackson, not having a decent backup QB, and many more to come…

    Hey Pioli it’s football, you haven’t built sh!t, no one wants your strategy.

  23. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 28, 2012 6:24 PM

    In the book “War Room” it was evident that Emery was highly respected by both Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli so this could turn out well for the Bears.

  24. snccoach says: Jan 28, 2012 6:29 PM

    This is a good hire.

  25. slowclyde86 says: Jan 28, 2012 7:25 PM

    Sure you didn’t get the tip via the hidden bugs at Chief’s HQ?

  26. randolph32 says: Jan 28, 2012 7:53 PM

    Fingers and toes crossed….who the hell knows, it’s like shooting craps….All I know is he can’t be any worse than ole Jerry.

    Fail and you’ll be following Lovie and Ted out the door.

    Do you think Barrack could negotiate some type of tax break for the McCaskey’s so they could sell the team before Virgina passed away?

  27. zo121179 says: Jan 28, 2012 10:53 PM

    Remember the 2010 NFC Championship game? 21-14.LOLZ.

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    Remember the 2011 Division Round? 37-20? WTFHT? LMFAO!

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