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Phil Emery the Leader for the Bears Vacant GM Spot

The Bears wrapped up their fifth interview in five days Friday with general- manager candidates.

If the hunches of three league sources are correct, Phil Emery is the leader in the clubhouse according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Emery is the Chiefs’ college scouting director, and he served in the same capacity under Ruskell in Atlanta. Before that, Emery worked as an area scout for the Bears from 1998 to 2004.

He’s considered a “grinder,” a college scout who’s on the road constantly, searching for the next wave of NFL stars.

Emery’s appeal, one source said, might be that his profile is similar to Ted Thompson, the respected general manager of the Green Bay Packers. Like Thompson, Emery has a background deeply rooted on the college side, and he’s matter-of-fact and low-key. They’re aggressive in traveling to scout college players.

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One Response to “Phil Emery the Leader for the Bears Vacant GM Spot”

  1. Chad G. says:

    They will hire Emery especially because he used to be a scout with the team. They will give him the ability to fire Lovie after next season and start over. I also believe John Gruden is waiting for this job. However, Lovie and the Bears will put a great season together and then the team will keep all the old players together and slowly, painfully mount numerous losing seasons as everything erodes.

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