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Bears Hire Chiefs' Dir Of Scouting Phil Emery As Their New GM
Published January 30, 2012
|Emery will have full authority
to retain his scouting staff
QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED: In Chicago, Mike Mulligan notes the first order of business for Emery “is to define his role.” Mulligan asks, “Is he really a general manager? Will he control the salary cap?” (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/30). In Illinois, Mike Imrem wrote considering the Bears “have squandered all their benefit of the doubt, the assumption is that this is the wrong guy.” The most “encouraging indicator now would be if Emery were capable of being what the Bears need: Someone worthy of assuming the nickname ‘Intimidator’” (Illinois DAILY HERALD, 1/29).