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Phil Emery

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  • Bears preparing play for defensive end Michael Bennett

    Bears preparing play for defensive end Michael Bennett
    The Bears’ bid to rebuild their defense on the fly to complement one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses is starting at the top of the free-agent class. Multiple sources indicate they are in play for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett,...
  • Bears won't be getting sentimental over anyone

    Bears won't be getting sentimental over anyone
    Devin Hester, you were ridiculous. The key word is were. In 134 kickoff and punt returns over the past two seasons for the Bears, Hester took it back all the way once. That's not ridiculous. That's replaceable. Appreciate a career worthy of the Hall...
  • Not everyone will welcome Michael Sam into NFL

    Not everyone will welcome Michael Sam into NFL
    In more than a decade covering the Bears, no question made me more uneasy than the one I asked back in 2003 of former defensive tackle Bryan Robinson, who was falsely accused of sexually assaulting another man. Police executed a search warrant at...
  • Tackling the Bears' defensive line

    Tackling the Bears' defensive line
    The question isn’t who will replace Julius Peppers. No, the question is who couldn’t. You there, reading this piece on your laptop, get in there at right defensive end for the next snap. You couldn’t lose outside contain much worse...
  • Here are 5 prospects who fit the Bears' needs

    Here are 5 prospects who fit the Bears' needs
    The NFL scouting combine produced some solid options for the Bears with the 14th pick in the first round with prospects such as Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert along with safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix...
  • If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'

    If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'
    The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: As an investor in “Dallas Buyers Club,’’ not to mention a cameo as a bartender, Adam Dunn might leave spring training for Sunday’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. For...
  • 'Safety first' might be good draft slogan for Bears

    'Safety first' might be good draft slogan for Bears
    In today's NFL, safeties should be viewed as premium throughout the draft process as offenses continue to create matchups and attack the field vertically with multiple personnel groupings. For Bears general manager Phil Emery, it is a position that has...
  • See any hope for Bears after watching Seahawks defense?

    See any hope for Bears after watching Seahawks defense?
    The more I watched the Seahawks defense in the Super Bowl, the more embarrassed I was for the Bears defense. The less hope I hold for the Bears defense next season, as well. And maybe the season after that. Sorry, but nobody in Chicago could watch the...
  • Trying to make sense of Emery's ongoing disaster

    Trying to make sense of Emery's ongoing disaster
    Maybe it’s me, but when Bears general manager Phil Emery says that new Bears linebacker Shea McClellin was the team’s best "pass disruptor" when he played defensive end, everyone looks stupid. First, Julius Peppers. Emery’s statement...
  • Mayock: Bears should 'sprint to podium' if DT Jernigan available

    Mayock: Bears should 'sprint to podium' if DT Jernigan available
    Add NFL Network’s Mike Mayock to the list of draft analysts who consider Florida St. defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to be a top candidate for the Chicago Bears to select with the 14th pick in May’s draft. “I think Jernigan is a guy...
  • McClellin to compete at strong, middle LB

    McClellin to compete at strong, middle LB
    INDIANAPOLIS — The Bears understand Shea McClellin’s importance to their defensive rebuilding project. Maximizing their 2012 first-round pick’s production seems a necessity and a reasonable expectation for a unit that set a club record...
  • ESPN's Kiper: Bears should draft defensive linemen early

    ESPN's Kiper: Bears should draft defensive linemen early
    You know it’s the NFL offseason when the series of teleconferences with draft analysts kicks off. And on Thursday morning, ESPN’s Mel Kiper moved us forward in earnest by discussing, among other things, how the Chicago Bears could get the best...