I am sincere when I say that too. With training camp here, Phil Emery is still finding ways to improve the Bears. On Thursday, he traded next year’s seventh round draft pic for defensive tackle Brian Price from the Buccaneers. Stat time (Cue
Irish Yeti): He had three sacks in 14 games while injured for most of the season. I think this is still good a pickup because if he stays healthy and contributes, it’s a steal. If he ends up being hurt and not producing, it didn’t cost the Bears much, if anything. If there is a fact in this article, it’s that we all know Chicago has had a history of some stupid general managers in sports over the years. It’s nice to see that change for once.
Another thing that I find refreshing in Phil Emery is that when he speaks, he actually sounds like he knows what he is talking about. Whether or not it all works out, I still feel much better about him than the idiot running the Bears before him. When Angelo spoke, he sounded lost and incoherent at times. When Emery speaks, he actually sounds like a man with intelligence and somebody who knows what he is talking about. You cannot argue, that he has done everything possible to turn this team around. I am sure our good friend and official lunatic, Chucky will tell you, he has done everything right except fire Lovie Smith. It’s been mentioned several times over the last few months by myself here, that Emery took this job knowing that the Bears told him to keep Lovie for at least one more season. Emery knows that this is Lovie’s last hurrah as head coach. Us fans who actually watch the games know that too unless the Bears, of course, win the Super Bowl.
Expectations are high. I am always excited for a new season for any of my teams. Even though I still feel the secondary needs some help along with the offensive line, I feel a lot of better going forward as a fan than I have in past years and that’s because Emery is in charge of this team and not Jerry Angelo. Another example I look at is what he did last week with Forte. He was able to get the deal done just hours before the deadline. If anybody else thought that Angelo would have sealed the deal, you’re dumber than I thought. Angelo had at least two seasons to give Forte what he wanted and he continued to low-ball him. Luckily, Emery came right in and cleaned up the mess and I feel he will continue to do so in the future.