Chicago Tribune: "Phil Emery on hot seat for Bears defense"

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    The Emery/Trestman honeymoon will continue but it won't go on forever.

     
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    nah, Emery is doing a good job so far. He isn't on the Hot Seat. Now that he finally has his team they won't do this process again and again
     
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    I wouldn't say he's on the hot seat, but I would like to see Bennet and Ward signed...that would be the beginning of a great off season to me.
     
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    Emery might be on the hotseat if he cannot generate talent, but why would Trestman be on the hotseat b/c the GM cannot generate talent?
     
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    A real stretch on the authors part. Maybe he thinks he SHOULD be on the hot seat, but that is his opinion. I do think Emery is under pressure to have a good defensive draft, but at this point nothing more than that, IMO.
     
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    I think Emery knows he needs a good D offseason in general, and said the draft will center around rebuilding the D, we'll have to see what he does.
     
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    I don't see either man as "on the hotseat". I would term it "put on notice" about the defensive collapse. And yes if there are questions swirling around Emery for his Shea/Hardin whiffs and the poor depth on the D roster, then there also are some for Trestman regarding the coaching staff. Tibesar was "his guy" from the CFL whose collegiate tenure as DC at Purdue was awful. And Tucker (who survived for reasons that had little to do with recent results) hasn't exactly inspired a lot of confidence either.
     
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    That (or something similar) would be the kind of FA Emery needs to shoot for. Pretty much akin to last year on the other side of the ball when he got us two major upgrades at TE and LT.
     
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    Oh how quickly some forget the Lovie/Jerry years....

    That notion that Emery/Trestman are on the hot seat is ridiculous.
     
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    It is because I do remember the Angelo/Lovie years that I want Emery/Trestman to do better. I'm still on the bandwagon with this new regime and want to give them every benefit of the doubt - even Mel Tucker gets a pass from me at this point (since Emery and Trestman say he's good).

    But the honeymoon doesn't last forever. At some point the team needs to win championships. At some point the team needs to be able to replace Green Bay as the "Big Dog" in the division. At some point the team needs to add some Lombardi Trophies to go along with the lone one we've had since a quarter-century ago.

    We've seen a parade of coaches and GM's come and go over the past many decades. Every time the new guys come in we're all giddy with hope. Then reality sets in and they are finally hated and kicked to the curb. And the cycle continues with a new regime. Now the regime is Emery/Trestman and it is heresy to question the competency of either one. But for me anyway, it all comes down to winning championships. They will either do this. Or they won't. I have zero emotional attachment to the people. I just want the team to win.

    And these two new guys are not on the hot seat yet, but it will get pretty warm if they don't perform well this coming season. Mel better prove to be the guy these two have told us he is. Emery (in his third season here) better show he has a clue as to bringing in defensive players. Ultimately the new regime will have to prove they're more than just hype. They need to win.
     

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