Gentlemen. And the rest of us.
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.
Also, check out the video below. The impressive part isn’t the dance either. I am in love with Michelle Jenneke.
Phil Emery has pushed all the right buttons so far this offseason. If he couldn’t get Matt Forte signed, I wasn’t going to blame him. I was going to blame Jerry Angelo. Forte should have been signed in training camp last year. Had that happened, he would have received less money and therefore, more cap space for the Bears in the future. Regardless, Emery bailed the franchise out of a potentially shitty situation come next offseason because had Forte not been signed, both him and Urlacher would need new contracts at the same time.
I won’t say Forte was overpaid, but he earned a long-term contract. He has busted his ass from day one and did everything that was asked of him. I was screaming on this site for the last year to just give this guy whatever he wants. Instead, Jerry Angelo was low-balling him all of last season and Emery had to come in and clean the mess up just hours before the deadline.
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Have at it guys. I have nothing.
Happy Fourth of July to all of you. Only three weeks until the Bears start training camp. Even though the Bears have improved a great deal with the players they added in the offseason, don’t forget that Lovie Smith is still the coach and that is a reason for concern.
Rockets fans, he’s all yours. The Bulls won’t be able to match their offer for a three year, $24.3 million offer. What you see is what you get. That is a 7’0 guy who can’t pass, shoot or hold onto the ball. I think he can run up and down the court so that’s something.
I didn’t think any other team was dumb enough to sign this guy; let alone, for $8 million on average per year. Omer, best of luck in your future endeavors. Good riddance.