Phil Emery Reflection/Assessment
The more I think about it the more Phil Emery has started to win me over. I know we have a limited sample size and he is knew to the job, but I have confidence in him and what he is doing.
It is nice to sit back and have faith that the team you cheer for is being run by a professional that is going to make good/solid moves.
This is my breakdown of his tenure so far.
Tim Ruskell [Fired] A+
He had the stink of the Angelo era all over him and he is a terrible talent evaluator.
Frank Omiyale [Cut] A+
The worst OLmen I have ever seen play in the NFL and a guy that Angelo shoved down our throats for 2 pathetic seasons.
Anthony Adams [Cut] B+
I love Anthony Adams, but he was in the way of some developing young talent and Angelo refused to let draft picks play and develop with his red shirt years. Paea needs Adams reps.
Brandon Marshall [Trade] A+
I was born in 1984 and in that time I have never seen a legitimate #1 WR on the Bears with the talent of Marshall. For Angelo's 11 years he gave us Hester, Knox, Bradley, Iglesias, Muhammed and tried to tell us they were #1s.
Jason Campbell [Signed] A
The Bears were so idiotic about their back up QB position it cost them a season where they were 7-3 coming off 3 huge wins. Hanie and the never ending string of 5th round picks simply were not good enough for the new NFL and Emery goes and gets a solid starter to be our backup.
Michael Bush [Signed] A
Bush is talented, he is healthy and he gives the Bears leverage in the Forte negotiations. There is not one thing to not like about getting arguably the best #2 RB in the NFL. Depth is king in the NFL especially at the RB position.
Eric Weems/Blake Costanzo [Signed] B+
Here is a revolutionary idea draft players to be impact players and contributors on offense or defense and sign a couple of guys to bolster the special teams.
Israel Idonije [Re-signed] B+
He is a great locker room guy, a very good run defender and can play multiple positions on the DL. He gives you a player that can start with a situational player from the draft, or that can back up with a 1st round pick from the draft.
Craig Steltz [Re-signed] A
He was signed for peanuts and he can back up both safety spots, is a solid tackler and can contribute on special teams.
Tim Jennings [Re-signed] B
He is a solid starter who could be replaced by a draft pick down the road, but he is not a liability. In a CB market where Eric Wright got 35 million I am glad we re-signed Jennings.
Kellen Davis [Re-signed] B
The ultimate wild card this offseason needed to be re-signed and was. The TE market in free agency and the draft was terrible and Davis has a ton of potential that we have never seen used.