How do you feel about Phil Emery?

May 23, 2012; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery in attendance during organized team activities at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

This is just a general post asking your opinions on how you feel our new GM is doing this offseason. Do you think his signings have been good?

In my opinion, he is doing a fantastic job, signing players for positions that the team needs new players. He has signed a very good left tackle, an up and coming tight end, a good blocking tight end, and a few linebackers. The signing of Matt Slauson should be extremely beneficial. As Boomer said, he is durable and he is entering his prime. What has impressed me most about the signings of Slauson, Williams, Anderson, and some others is that the contracts are small; he is not wasting a lot of money on controversial players. If these players don’t work out, at least it doesn’t really hurt the future.

Also, I really love the idea of bringing in Trestman. He looks younger than 57, and he is very intelligent. When he said that Devin Hester is meant to be a return man, that specifically made me realize that he knows what he’s doing. So my question to you is, how do you feel about the signings?  Do you think Emery has done a good job to this point? Comment below!

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  • John Mack

    I think Phil Emery has done an outstanding job, and the ceiling was placed very high for him. Will all of his signings work, no, but that’s just how the NFL goes. Will the more crucial investments in higher drafts and signings pan out…remains to be seen. However, as you mentioned Lije, Emery is “signing players for positions [where] the team needs new players…What has impressed me most about the signings…is that the contracts are small.” BINGO. Low investment and truly the mark of a businessman, show me what you’re worth and I’ll compensate you. Come in, fight for an opportunity to compete, play at a high level, maintain that consistency and you will get compensated. Talk about ‘ballin’ on a budget! PUN INTENDED! Whether we go for broke this year, I’m already mentally prepared for the rebuild. If we can start siphoning off talent and acquiring future draft picks – while retaining leadership and ability where needed – Emery will have re-invented the NFL Blueprint. I think we’re in for a good few years. I’m looking long-term and what I’m seeing in Emery is careful decision making accompanied by solid talent scouting. I like his first draft where in his own words [paraphrasing - he didn't go for the sexy picks, he went with work horses and impact players]. So I like Phil Emery, he makes being a fan fun again. No more stretching on 1st round picks or simply amassing quantity over quality.

    2 Thumbs up thus far.

    *But keep in mind, Emery is human. We’re not always going to hail the conquering hero. But we will agree on the direction we’re headed in.*

  • Mike Ciesla

    Emery is best thing to happen to Bears organization since we signed Iron Mike. Thank you football Gods.

  • City

    Here’s what I think the biggest difference is between last year and this year. Last year, Emery was told by Lovie and Tice that their O Line was “fine”. They basically gambled their jobs on the guys they had already. That was as stupid a decision / belief as any coach as ever had in the league. The fact that neither Emery or Trestman seem content at any position is a huge step forward in my opinion.

  • StuManChu

    SO far so good. He obviously has a plan. And what he has done seems logical and well thought out. He will be judged on Testman, though. And heavily. And that is an unknown. A big one.

  • Celestino Shinn

    I’ve been very impressed and agree with “City”. I think he listened to Lovie and crew, who told him Oline would be “ok”. He also seems to have a plan, a “method to his madness”, unlike JA, who just seemed to hit the spinner and go with whatever/where ever the arrow stopped.

  • disqus_wknna1UoZL

    No doubt about it! The Bears are building a super bowl team…I can’t wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.samsun Daryl Samsun

    Nothing more I can say that hasn’t been said so far about Emery other than it’s looking great so far. This is 1st time I can say I can’t find fault with any of his decisions to this point. That’s saying something when we’re talking GM’s for Chicago teams. Trestman hire may make him look like a genius they both seem to think alike. The thing that is obvious these 2 will make their predecessors look like______.