Biggs: Power Belongs To Emery, Not Smith
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(WSCR) Placing the restriction on a new general manager that he is not allowed to fire the head coach may cause a power struggle within an organization.
That’s the exact restriction the Bears placed on new GM Phil Emery. Still, one Bears expert thinks the power ultimately rests in Emery’s hands.
“I fully believe that they’re giving (Emery) that power and that Lovie Smith isn’t an assistant general manager,” Brad Biggs of the National Football Post and Chicago Tribune told The Mully and Hanley Show. “Maybe he kind of had that power previously, but I think Emery is going to come in (and take over) and that’s why he was hired. That was the intention the organization had.”
LISTEN: Brad Biggs on The Mully and Hanley Show
Biggs said that inside the Draft room, Emery needs to have the final say in all decisions.
“I think for this to be successful, the general manager has to win the argument,” Biggs said. “I think they need to step back and analyze what’s gone wrong in some of these recent drafts. You could probably put together an argument that maybe the coaches have had too much of a hand in what has been happening in the draft room.”