Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery is the Modern Dave Wannstedt

All of us that can remember will always cringe when we hear the name Dave Wannstedt. His coaching and scouting set this organization back for years. After reviewing the Chicago Bears 2012 draft, I am left with that same empty feeling I’d get with Wannstedt. Thanks Phil Emery…you’ve ruined my offseason.

Yesterday the Bears selected a tight end and two cornerbacks in the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds. Fourth Round selection tight end Evan Rodgriguez out of Temple hasn’t been exactly what one would call a model citizen. He had to leave West Virginia after a felony assault charge against a female. He also broke numerous rules at Temple. While the Bears are confidence in his character, this guy leave a tremendous amount of questions. On the football front, many are comparing him to the Patriot’s Aaron Hernandez. While Hernandez is a heck of a player, Rodriguez is another member of the Bears with some character concerns.

In the sixth round the Chicago Bears selected cornerbacks Isiah Frey out of Nevada and Greg McCoy out of TCU. Frey was always a part of the Wolfpack’s strong defense. While he has some skills, Frey is going to be a project. In the sixth round, it is to be expected. Interestingly enough, McCoy may be an immediate contributor on special teams. This also may be another sign that Johnny Knox won’t ever play again for the Chicago Bears. McCoy is an explosive kick returner and grades out as a nickel back candidate. My guess is we’ll see little of McCoy on defense.

So why do I make the comparison to Wannstedt? I found Emery’s draft to be full of prospects and not football players. Wannstedt used to love taking guys that graded out well at the combine, but didn’t always actually play the game at a high level. While Shea McClellin had some solid years at Boise State, his health issues cannot be ignored (three concussions). Alshon Jeffrey has weight and consistency issues. He can be really good or disappear. Taking Brandon Hardin in the third round has too many questions and not enough answers. There’s things there, but he really seems like a guy that will struggle to stay healthy at the next level.

Many of you accuse me of being too negative, but Emery has never been a part of an organization that has won a Super Bowl. He bounces around from organization to organization and had way too many ties to Halas Hall. There’s nothing in this hire or his offseason that makes me think the Chicago Bears are any better off with Emery. His free agency moves were obvious and trading for Brandon Marshall did the Dolphins a favor. While I am happy Marshall is a Bear, it cannot be ignored that he regularly has off-the-field issues. I appreciate Marshall’s efforts to get help, but the bottom line is he still gets into negative situations.

That’s all for now. Follow me on Twitter at ChicagoBearJew.

 

 


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  • no

    you sir, are an idiot.

    • Chicago Bear Jew

      Perhaps you want to man up sometime jerkoff.

      • lololololol

        lmao… man up on the internet?

        By the way, McClellin had one concussion at Boise State, and had concussion like symptoms once when he was sick. That was it. Jeffery has refuted notions that he gained any weight during his junior year. He’s already drafted, so I don’t see what he gains by lying about it. Hardin is the biggest reach, but he’s a 6’3″ safety with 4.4 speed. He fell because of concerns about the shoulder which has healed.

        Also, Wannstedt is a coach, not a general manager. So its really idiotic to compare the two. This is the problem when anyone is allowed to post sports articles. You get BleacherReport level drivel.

        • Chicago Bear Jew

          You do know that Wannstedt was the coach and GM right? But that’s ok, you’re a twit and this blog is too advanced for you dipshit

  • giveEMERYaSHOT

    WOW WHAT A HATER…HOW COULD YOU JUDGE EMERY OR HIS DRAFT PICKS UNTIL THEY PLAY…ALSO WERE YOU THERE SCOUTING THESE GUYS? OR YOU JUST LISTENING TO ALL THOSE MORONS IN THE INTERNET…I KNOW EVERY ONE HAS THIER OPINION, BUT AS A BEAR FAN AS YOU SAY YOU ARE, KEEP YOUR NEGATIVITY TO YOURSELF…I REALLY HOPE YOU END UP EATING 20 TONS OF CROW…

    • Chicago Bear Jew

      You love capital letters

  • Dave Keille

    I agree with you, and I follow and rate prospects as a hobby. For that matter, all of my friends who followed this draft agree with you. But nothing will convince Bears fans that this was a bad draft.

    After years of Angelo, they don’t want to or hear anything negative. But I think even some of the most vocal Emery supporters have that feeling in pit of their stomach…

    • Chicago Bear Jew

      Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. But the bottom line is that this guy is supposed to be a scouting genius and drafts exactly like Angelo.

  • Bears nation

    Just like Angelo? What’s wrong with you! Emery picked up 5 pure athletes. The bears are going to make all these shitty sports writers lose their jobs and send them running home to their parents basement. Hardin is a beast and is going to be scary flying in from the SS position. Yay a ya rodriguez did some bad shit but he’s going to the bears, do you know how that locker room is run? He’s not going to ever do anything like that again. And I don’t understand why everyone needs to pick on the weight of our new wide Reciever. Reguardless of the 10 pounds he’s still going to be picking balls out of the air like its his job….oh wait.

    • Chicago Bear Jew

      Um, have you watched Hardin play?

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