Emery to hold a pre-draft press conference at 11

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by Bearsinhouston, May 1, 2014.

  1. Bearsinhouston

    Bearsinhouston Assistant Head Coach
    DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    10,041
    Likes Received:
    2,592
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,342ß
    Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement!
    Should be interesting, but Emery gives absolutely no information that can be used by other teams. Probably all he will say is that they are going to draft someone, LOL.
     
  2. shark86x

    shark86x Pro-Bowler
    SuperFan

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    871
    ßearz ßuckz:
    868ß
    can't watch at work. Any news on what was said?
     
  3. ZifanQ

    ZifanQ Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    147
    ßearz ßuckz:
    85ß
    http://www.reddit.com/r/CHIBears/comments/24gsql/the_tldrtldl_of_emerys_press_conference/

    Emery Press conference pretty much stolen from twitter (I will keep adding as they come):

    • Emery says draft being pushed back two weeks has been "very beneficial."

    • Has narrowed down picks for the #14 spot to 6 players

    • Hopes that at least 2 are still available, would be ecstatic with 3

    • "If I had my druthers, bigger would be better."

    • Says this draft is better for offense.

    • Phil Emery says tweaks to defensive scheme have changed the way he’s evaluated prospects.

    • Always evaluate QB's in the draft

    • Is happy with Jordan Palmer as the Back-up.

    • To get a quality QB, you have to draft him high." He does not subscribe to the idea of a "developmental" quarterback.

    • We've looked at every corner with "length" as a possible safety

    • Emery says there's a significant drop-off between the first few safeties and the rest of the class.

    • Emery said league-wide there's about 100 extra players on rosters now than at this time lst yr. Post-draft, expects a lot 2 bcome available

    • Emery says the safety position on the #Bears is "wide open." He said "best players win."

    • Emery expects Conte to be ready for the first preseason game.

    • Emery: "There are a number of players that we like that are rehabbing from injuries."

    • Phil Emery said Hard Knocks is commissioner’s decision and they would abide by whatever decision he makes.

    • Emery is making the case that the #Bears get enough coverage and some other team can benefit more from being on "Hard Knocks."

    • Emery hopes at least 3 QBs are selected before #Bears go on the clock at No. 14. Pushes other players down to #Bears.

    • Emery just compared Shea McClellin to Dolph Lundgren. (no clue the context here)

    • Emery on the #Bears LB corps: "The only person that's been told he has a job is Lance Briggs." Rest is wide open

    • Emery says #Bears have received calls from other teams about moving out of No. 14 to stockpile more picks.

    • Told about all the mocks projecting Aaron Donald to Chi at 14, Emery said, "I wouldn't count on that one." Joking? I don't know.

    • Emery: "We look at historic values of players at positions selected per round."

    • Emery was just talking about a player using his shorter height to gain leverage. Wonder if that player’s name rhymes with Daron Aonald.

    • Emery on Cutler: "Jay's the only starter out of his [draft] class."

    • Bears are very high on Jeremiah Ratliff. He will have a big role at DT this year. (can't tell if this is actually from the press conference or if this is just Dickerson's opinion)
    • Emery says WR Marquess Wilson is close to 200 pounds, or a little heavier.
    Looks like the conference is over
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. mshu7

    mshu7 Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2013
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    175
    ßearz ßuckz:
    351ß
    It was not a "LIVE" press conference as far as audio/video are concerned. Reporters were there, but no cameras or mic's. It was short, but Phil said:

    *it's an offensive-heavy draft
    *the Bears have 6 people in mind for the #14 spot
    *both safety spots are wide open
    *only starting LB right now is Briggs
    *leaning towards bigger (player) is better
    *content with Palmer as #2
    *looked at every possible corner that has length as possible safety
    *Conte should be ready for pre-season, but could start on PUP list
    *leaves open the possibility of Lamarr Houston playing 3-tech in the base defense. Says he'll play wherever he can help them win.
    *says #Bears have gotten "some calls" for No. 14 pick at this point.
    *experiment during OTAs w/ where LBs Jon Bostic, Shea McClellin & Khaseem Greene will line up. "More defined" by training camp
    *Emery laughs, saying he wouldn't count on Bears drafting Aaron Donald. ... Reading between the lines, Emery thinks Donald will be gone by 14
    *Jeremiah Ratliff projects as both a shade tackle and a 3-technique, very high on Jeremiah Ratliff. He will have a big role at DT this year.
    *says WR Marquess Wilson is close to 200 pounds, or a little heavier.


    EDIT: Looks like someone beat me to it. :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,433
    Likes Received:
    3,905
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,700ß
    People aren't going to like what was said in this conference.

    Somethings I'm getting:
    B/c of scheme change he's evaluating differently and they are looking for bigger players, both at DT and S(bigger longer cb at the S position)
    Big long CB that can play S this year, would he play CB next year; would this be a CB drafted this year to complete and play at S on top of another one of the top 2 S's he feels are clearly better then the rest ?
    Ratliff and Houston are going to be playing DT, at least part of the time. Makes since since they have 3 starting DE's, at least in pay, and 2 starting DT's and 1 NT.
    If the Bears can work a deal to trade down for more picks, it would make perfect since, they need multiple starters in this draft, not just 1 or 2 "elite guys" to put them over.
    PE has no fear of "inj'd players".
    I think he knows his S's suck, and that his LB's are a huge "?".
     
  6. ZifanQ

    ZifanQ Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    147
    ßearz ßuckz:
    85ß
    That is what worries me the most... I dont want another Brandon Hardin pick.
    Seems like he also doesnt think Aaron Donald will be there at 14.
     
  7. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,433
    Likes Received:
    3,905
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,700ß
    He either doesn't think he'll be there, or he doesn't think the Bears will be there, or doesn't think he's a fit in the "bigger=better" mentality of the new coaching staff, or if he have Collins/Ratliff/Houston playing DT, why would we take another DT at 14? or it's all a sload of hit and he's hoping and praying everyday Donald will drop.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. latorreedgar

    latorreedgar Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    27
    ßearz ßuckz:
    Im also hoping 3 QB's are taken before the Bears pick. And hopefully another team ahead of the Bears go on a reach and grab the TE from UNC or teams pick 3 WR's in the top 10
    That would leave the Bears with a chance to get a really good player
     
  9. little bear

    little bear Assistant Head Coach

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    14,967
    Likes Received:
    1,782
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,877ß
    Quick question guys, IF Mike Evans was miraculously still on the board at 14, do we pick him or pass?
     
  10. MikeV

    MikeV Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    33
    ßearz ßuckz:
    36ß
    Probably get an awesome deal from SF or somebody else coming to get him, but if no deal I may be tempted depending on what dbs are left on the board
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page