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Phil Emery

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  • Offense: Burden of proof falls on Jay Cutler

     Offense: Burden of proof falls on Jay Cutler
    Expiring contracts: Josh McCown, Roberto Garza, Eben Britton, Dante Rosario, Jordan Palmer, Taylor Boggs, Jonathan Scott. Hot topic: Jay Cutler can't win. That's what the pro-Cutler camp keeps shouting. Here, the Bears have a quarterback who's 39-28...
  • Emery still defending a No. 1 pick that can't defend the run

    Emery still defending a No. 1 pick that can't defend the run
    No surprise that Phil Emery would run interference for Shea McClellin. Just as it’s no surprise that every opponent runs directly at Emery’s first draft pick. Connect the dots, Phil. But no. the Bears general manager has his own dots,...
  • Cutler can show he's money (or counterfeit)

    Cutler can show he's money (or counterfeit)
    Stevie Sunshine is here to wish you a happy Boxing Day and to bring you the gift of, well, sunshine. I have found the upside of the Bears’ joke of a defense. No lie. I have unearthed the one positive from the historically pathetic run defense....
  • Trestman whiffs on chance to make point

    Trestman whiffs on chance to make point
    No, Marc Trestman, wrong answer. You don’t say the demotion of J’Marcus Webb was part of the plan to look at other players. You say the demotion was performance-based and Webb’s performance in the opener was unacceptable. Now, how...
  • Cutler on board with Trestman, but for how long?

    Cutler on board with Trestman, but for how long?
    Jerry Rice is a Hall-of-Fame receiver, the greatest ever. Some people would argue he’s the greatest football player, period. That’s not the point of this piece, but Rice’s credentials, which include the most touchdowns in NFL history...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    Who is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
  • You can fire Lovie right now

    You can fire Lovie right now
    Lovie Smith has to go. Now. If I'm Phil Emery, I wouldn't have let him on the plane home after that 21-14 disaster in Minnesota. Smith’s team wasn't ready to start a must-win game. Smith's defense wasn’t ready to start a must-win game....
  • Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches

    Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches
    In trying to pare down the list of coaches who should replace Lovie Smith, I have two top choices, and neither is Bill Cowher. It’s not that I don’t like or respect Cowher, it’s that I’m looking for the Bears to make a...
  • Bears lose 6th straight against Packers, who clinch NFC North

    Bears lose 6th straight against Packers, who clinch NFC North
    Minutes after Brandon Marshall said everyone involved with the Bears offense should be held accountable, he darted out of the Soldier Field locker room, leaving behind his sad-looking Charlie Brown Christmas tree. There will be no NFC North crown...
  • Bears position analysis: Quarterback

    Bears position analysis: Quarterback
    In hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith, Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears must hope that his reputation as a quarterback guru pays off with Jay Cutler. The soon-to-be 30-year-old quarterback – his birthday is in April – is...
  • Bears position analysis: Defensive line

    Bears position analysis: Defensive line
    For the first time since the 1985 season, the Bears landed two defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl as Julius Peppers and Henry Melton were selected as all-stars. Peppers led the defense with 111/2 sacks, his most since joining the club in 2010, and...
  • Reader Q&A: Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Bears mailbag
    Any chance the Bears go after Plaxico Burress? -- @chifan4life, from Twitter There is a chance, but it's slightly better than an ice cube's chance in Death Valley. The Bears have had multiple opportunities to sign Burress going back to 2005, when he left...