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Phil Emery

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  • No reason for Bears to extend Smith now

    No reason for Bears to extend Smith now
    Bears coach Lovie Smith can be a spinner of fairy tales at times. Devin Hester is a No. 1 receiver. Remember that one? I also recall Smith proclaiming that the Bears’ victory in Minnesota last January actually was their first win of this season,...
  • Memo to Emery: Draft starters. Plural.

    Memo to Emery: Draft starters. Plural.
    My issue isn’t that Bears General Manager Phil Emery has fewer draft picks than he has positional needs. Every GM has fewer picks than he has needs. Just ask them. But for those of you keeping score at home, Tribune football guru Dan Pompei did...
  • Emery's first hire might be Cutler's last chance

    Emery's first hire might be Cutler's last chance
    "Change isn’t always bad," Jay Cutler was saying Monday shortly after the Chicago Bears whacked Lovie Smith. Wait, Cutler said that? Cutler said change isn’t always bad? The guy who seemed annoyed that he has had a different offensive...
  • Rosenbloom: Bears must aggressively pursue Holmgren

    Rosenbloom: Bears must aggressively pursue Holmgren
    If Mike Holmgren is interested in coaching, then Phil Emery had better be interested in talking to him. Holmgren told ESPN.com that he indeed would consider returning to the sideline, but isn’t aggressively seeking a job. If a guy says he wants to...
  • Special teams coaches are the hot NFL thing, so what about Dave Toub?

    Special teams coaches are the hot NFL thing, so what about Dave Toub?
    Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
  • 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...
  • Bears position analysis: Wide receiver

    Bears position analysis: Wide receiver
    General manager Phil Emery was on the job for less than two months when he accomplished something Jerry Angelo failed to do in more than a decade — acquire a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver. The addition of Brandon Marshall in a trade with the...
  • 49ers pound Bears

    49ers pound Bears
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback. The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...