Grading Emery's personnel moves after a year and a half.

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What grade do you now give Emery as GM?

  1. A

    10 vote(s)
    27.0%
  2. B

    23 vote(s)
    62.2%
  3. C

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  4. D

    0 vote(s)
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  5. F

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    I thought we could revisit grading Emery, now that we've had a glimpse of his 2013 players in action (yes, I know the "experts" say to wait 3 years to evaluate a draft, but screw the experts - what do YOU think)?

    Emery has been here almost 20 months now. Here are some of his personnel moves in that short span of time. How do you grade him?

    Coaching Changes:
    Lovie Smith & most of his coaches were let go and Trestman/Kromer/Tucker/DeCamillis brought in.


    2012 Draft

    1 Shea McClellin - Defensive end - Boise State
    2 Alshon Jeffery - Wide receiver - South Carolina
    3 Brandon Hardin - Safety - Oregon State
    4 Evan Rodriguez - Fullback Tight End - Temple
    6 Isaiah Frey - Cornerback - Nevada
    7 Greg McCoy - Cornerback Kick Returner - TCU


    2012 Some key player acquisitions
    Brandon Marshall
    Michael Bush
    Nate Collins


    2013 Draft (no 3rd round pick due to the Brandon Marshall acquisition)

    1 Kyle Long - Offensive tackle - Oregon
    2 Jon Bostic - Linebacker - Florida
    4 Khaseem Greene - Linebacker - Rutgers
    5 Jordan Mills - Offensive tackle - Louisiana Tech
    6 Cornelius Washington - Defensive End - Georgia
    7 Marquess Wilson - Wide Receiver - Washington State


    2013 Some key player acquisitions
    Jermon Bushrod
    Martellus Bennett
    Matt Slauson
    Terrence Toliver (I sure hope this 6'5" WR makes it to our practice squad)
    Re-signed Matt Blanchard
    LB's James Anderson & D.J. Williams


    I'm sure there were other significant additions, but these are all that I could think of. Help me out if you can think of some other good additions.
     
    #1 JustAnotherBearsFan99, Aug 22, 2013
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    Would not even attempt to give it an "A" as voted above. It's a "C" until these guys develop and prove themselves some more. Any new additions always create optimism and energy but it's got to be tempered with an unbiased eye. I'd say Emery's best moves were in expanding the scouting dept.
     
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    I give it a (very preliminary) "B". Lets remember that his first draft took place fresh on the job, without his chosen scouting staff in place, and with the old/failed coaching staff still entrenched. His 2nd draft looks very early on to be >> than his first and that's to be expected. And he's been dynamite in the FA And UDFA markets.
     
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  4. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    Has anyone adjusted their opinion of Emery at this point? I have. The more I see of his personnel moves, the more I like what I see. He's infinitely better than what we had. He seems to have the courage to make bold moves that mostly have paid off for us.
     
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    Grade him after 5 years.
     
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    Of course it's seems early but then again, a GM's job is to produce the best players available that mix the cost/talent. At this stage he's done a more than admirable attempt IMO at supplying Trestman with pieces that's up to him to assemble. Gave him a B.

    Done enough to actually wash away most of the bitter after taste of the JA effect. I'd say for the time being, it's more about what Trestman does with it now.
     
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    Yes, my view has been adjusted somewhat. I think the newness is wearing off. I was extremely impressed with the business amd planning acumen I saw, expecially as compared to JA. He was getting a free pass from me on pretty much all counts.

    At this point, I think I am taking a more well-balanced approach (I think) to him and starting to evaluate his warts as well as his strengths. We all have both and he is no exception. I like the guy. I do think he is going to emerge as one of the best GMs in the league. For the most part, he knows what he is doing. He seems to be a much better evaluator of talent (I think part of this is also actually listening to his scouts as opposed to doing what he wants because he thinks he is the best evaluator in the room as I think JA acted), he goes after issues almost immediately, and he always has a plan.

    On the negative side, I see a GM that sometimes will put sending a message as a higher priority than following good business sense (the Carimi thing -- trading a person that was injured who was in a position of need before you know what he can do).

    I don't like the Shea pick right now, but it is still early, and I would not call it a wasted pick -- the guy can play but not like I think they were expecting. He is both active and good in FA, he knows how to stick to a budget, etc. All in all, his positives far outweigh his negatives and I finally feel like we have a real and competent GM. There really are not too many others I would trade him for. I gave him a B because I don't agree with everything he has done (probably should be considered another positive) but in general, I think he had done very well. Addin the fact that he is really a rookie GM, and I think you really have a winner.
     
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  8. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    It's interesting that someone gave him an "F" in the poll. Maybe JA has an account here :)

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    My guess on the F grade shall remain unsaid, but I'd bet money on the accuracy.

    I'd go with B, though I'll throw in a few qualifiers:
    1)It's clear that he is trying to fix our cap situation through the use of 1 year contracts.
    2)He was using JA's staff for the 2012 draft.
    3)He has expanded our scouting department into one more typical of NFL franchises.
    4)He gambles too, but somehow it leaves me less nervous than JA.
    5)He isn't afraid to make tough decisions.
     
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    Maybe they just got confused and thought F stood for fantastic. It happens....
     

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