Biggs: Power Belongs To Emery, Not Smith

(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.”

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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.”

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  • Markie Maypo

    How long has Biggs been following the way the Bears do things?….5 minutes?

    • Jim

      pretty sure Biggies is off on this story, I dont know who Biggies sources are but based on the press conference, It will be a consensus decision with Lovie (the more) having a say. Good Grief grab the bull or bear by the horn and right the listing ship!!!

  • Timothy James Ryan

    You could PROBABLY put together an argument that the coaches have had too much of a hand in what has been happening the draft room? Are you high? Jerry Angelo letting Lovie have his say in the draft room is the reason Jerry doesn’t have a job right now!!! People can argue that Lovie is a good coach. I can’t make that argument. NOBODY can argue that Lovie is a good G.M.. There’s no reason Lovie is still the head coach in Chicago. Any organization that’s run like a good organization would have hired a G.M. with no restrictions on what they can and can’t do. I hope the Bears can figure things out and put some talent around Cutler, particularly talent that can keep him on his feet. Unfortunately, I don’t have any confidence in the Bears and the McCaskey’s to do what’s necessary for the team to win Super Bowls.

  • Professor

    “That was the intention the organization had.”
    – Biggs

    What is up with the past tense? They just hired the guy. Surely, that is the intention that the organization HAS.

  • flash

    This is possibly the worst-run organization in all of sports. If it weren’t for the team being in Chicago, the Bears would have gone the way of the Expos years ago.

  • flash

    Oh yea, Biggs is a moron as well. No doubt. Biggs and Zaidman both perennial riders on the Bears but* licking carousel.

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