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Phil Emery

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  • 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...
  • Trestman faces a credibility issue

    Trestman faces a credibility issue
    One month, Bears coach Marc Trestman is saying defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is doing an “amazing’’ job. Next month, Trestman is leaving Tucker’s continued employment a question. Thanks for all the support, boss....
  • Phil Emery on hot seat for Bears defense

     Phil Emery on hot seat for Bears defense
    For future reference, coaching had nothing to do with the historically bad season the 2013 Bears defense produced. Not a single defensive player noticeably improved, and no identity ever emerged for a group known for poor fundamentals. But talent and...
  • Emotions aside, Bears must say bye to Mel Tucker

    Emotions aside, Bears must say bye to Mel Tucker
    In an unusual appearance Sunday night on WGN-AM 720's "The Dinner Party'' hours after the Bears' season-ending loss to the Packers, general manager Phil Emery offered food for thought regarding his offseason decision-making process. "In my role, a...
  • Emery's big bet

    Emery's big bet
    When we first met Bears general manager Phil Emery, he considered Jay Cutler a “franchise quarterback.’’ And now Emery is betting more than $50 million of the Bears franchise’s money on it. Hope this works out better than...
  • Signing Jay Cutler solidifies Bears offense

    In today's NFL, the quarterback is king. The Bears and general manager Phil Emery reminded us of that Thursday when they announced a seven-year deal for quarterback Jay Cutler that reportedly includes more than $50 million in guaranteed money. Hey,...
  • Cutler's big deal

    Cutler's big deal
    Seven years. Seven! Years! That's the length of Jay Cutler's new contract with the Bears. Was it a good deal or bad deal for Chicago? Two RedEye contributors duke it out. Smart Move, Bears By Matt Lindner Jay Cutler needs the Bears, but the Bears...
  • With Jay Cutler secure, defense becomes paramount

    With Jay Cutler secure, defense becomes paramount
    For 96 minutes of football therapy Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman transparently testified about their team as if they had raised their right hands and taken oaths. Emery and Trestman ranged from sounding...
  • Bears enter modern era of quarterback pay

     Bears enter modern era of quarterback pay
    Considering their alternatives, the Bears appear to have made a reasoned decision to lock up Jay Cutler with a seven-year, $126 million deal. Now that Cutler has moved into the general financial arena of some of the highest-paid quarterbacks, long-...
  • 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,...
  • Tempting fate with QB's possibly premature return

    Tempting fate with QB's possibly premature return
    Jeff George felt Jay Cutler's pain. As Cutler limped off FedEx Field three weeks ago in Landover, Md., with a torn left groin muscle, George was watching on television at home in Indianapolis and reliving one of the worst days of his 12-year NFL career....