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

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What grade do you now give Emery as GM?

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    I give him a B as well. He has made some very astute FA moves and trades so far, and I think we will have three starters from each of his first two drafts, without him having a full complement of picks. If Long develops into a pro-bowler and perhaps AJ, then I think he will deserve a solid B.
     
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    Solid B.

    If McClellin pans out to be a starting DE (which isnt looking very likely), id bump it up to an A. But, a "B" is still pretty good for a brand new GM after only 2 years of wheeling and dealing. While JA showed he had ability to acquire good defensive players in the draft, his offensive picks were horrid, and his offseason moves in FA were Pitiful.

    Emery has shown he has an eye for talent, picking up (what looks to be) solid contributors for where we picked in the draft, both on OFFENSE (Long, Mills, AJ), as well as defense (Bostic, Greene). And Emery's FA acquisitions are not only smart, but they fill in areas of need (BMarsh, Bush, Bushrod, Bennett).




    On second though...i think Emery just REALLY likes Players whose last name starts with "B," so yeah...thats a good grade to give him.
     
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    The roster is still very largely JA's, and all signs point to an overhaul in this offseason. I really can't give him a grade at this point.
     
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    Coaching Changes:
    Lovie Smith & most of his coaches were let go and Trestman/Kromer/Tucker/DeCamillis brought in.


    A plus for letting the Lovie staff go. This is a offense driven league and he could not even put together an average Offense



    2012 Draft



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


    2012 Some key player acquisitions
    Brandon Marshall - A+
    Michael Bush - A
    Nate Collins- A


    2013 Draft (no 3rd round pick due to the Brandon Marshall acquisition)
    Way too early to determine, but just from initial looks
    1 Kyle Long - Offensive tackle - Oregon - B+
    2 Jon Bostic - Linebacker - Florida - B+
    4 Khaseem Greene - Linebacker - Rutgers - C+
    5 Jordan Mills - Offensive tackle - Louisiana Tech - C+
    6 Cornelius Washington - Defensive End - Georgia - C
    7 Marquess Wilson - Wide Receiver - Washington State - C


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


    It is way too early, but just on my gut feeling I think he has done better than JA would have. My biggest grip with JA was his total lack to try and build an offensive line. Since 2005 the O-line has been an issue and it only got worse the longer JA was the GM.
     
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    My only disagreement is with this last statement. JA built as offensive a line as I have ever seen.
     
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    Okay well I'm not sure how you could give the Greene pick a C+, he's there for depth and is seen as the eventual successor to Briggs. Honestly, I'd feel a little more comfortable giving Emery a grade for all of his personnel moves after this season, because we have no idea how Trestman will do this year. The fact that he dropped Lovie and Co. warrants an A- (I hated losing Rod) because he just proved that as a HC, he couldn't get the job done.

    If I HAD to give him a grade, it'd be a solid B because so far everything looks improved. We just need to see how much it has improved.
     
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    I was going to vote "B" but then I reread the question and realized, "personnel moves". Had to give him an "A". Emery has done more to improve this team in 2 years than the JA-Lovie group did in the last 5.
     
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    Greene is the eventual succesor to Briggs IMO. I bought this up at work a few days back and everyone cringed because Briggs is so good. Regarding the grade I'd give him a B as of now BUT I will wait until the end of the year and it could change.
     
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    That makes perfect sense. I don't want you thinking that I was attacking you. I only wanted to let you know his duties in case you didn't know them.
     
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    I'm not going to grade him but I like your points so i'm going to piggy back off them

    1) not only are you correct on this, but he's going to be letting a lot of vets walk. It's going to suck next year but the D is going to look MUCH different unless key guys are willing to take pay decreases; which most won't deserve.

    2) Not only that, but he was using the same methodology that JA used b/c that was the system he had in place, which is why I won't hold that draft to much against him.

    3) Not only that, but he's rebuilt the methodology on how they rank their draft board. Both are huge. The Bears went from one of the smallest scouting dept's to one of the largest.

    4) He only games on the 1st round, if he can figure that out he's going to be very solid.

    5) Agreed, might not like all his moves, BU, Izzy, Carimi etc but he's not going to cowtow to anyone.
     
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