Mullin: Emery Handling New Relationship With Smith Perfectly

(WSCR) During Phil Emery’s introductory press conference, Bears fans were presented with a mild-mannered, quiet figure leading the Bears organization.

Emery didn’t divulge his master plan, nor did he exert his power over Lovie Smith and the rest of the organization. To one Bears expert, Emery handled himself perfectly.

“I was struck by the guy standing up there and, from a business standpoint, handling this thing exactly the way he should have,” John ‘Moon’ Mullin of Comcast Sportsnet said. “In particular with Lovie Smith, that is his closest working relationship. The fact that he didn’t do a muscle flex and say, ‘No doubt, I’m in charge now.’ I think that would have been incredibly ill-advised and inappropriate. All that would do is alienate people.

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“It’s a smart business strategy. Any time a new boss come into a new situation, the worst thing you can do is start throwing your weight around. The people will real power don’t have to say so. It’s easy to criticize him. Everybody seems to want to compare him to the Mike Ditka days. This guy isn’t that way. To me, he struck me as a savvy guy who understands the organization.”

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  • flash

    Emery sounds (literally) like Angelo. Not only does he sound like Angelo, he gives off the same moronic vibe. I could barely listen to his answers to Bernstein’s questions the other day. Almost as hard to listen to as any Zaidman commentary.

  • Jim

    Flash, agree more with you than Mully. Do you think you maybe write a freelance column. I thought where is the dynamic personality Emery supposedly has, he was d-nutted because he has too work with one of the worse coaches in the NFL. Lovie Smith, cant coach, cant develop players but can back stab Jerry Angelo quite well. Plus Zaidman probably one of the worst shills for Bears football there is! When he is offering input and insight, I head down the dial. Horrible!!!!

    • flash

      You won’t find too many negative comments pertaining to Lovie Smith on the Score. I’m not sure why that is. I could write a two page paper on why he’s not very good and the only thing anyone can say in his defense is that his players “play for him.” I don’t even know what that means. Everyone else gets blamed for decisions that are ultimately made by the head coach. He ruined Devin Hester’s career; allowing Caleb Hanie and Todd Collins on the field (I understand giving Hanie two games but that’s it!), Don’t even get me started on in game decisions he’s made. I don’t want to hear about his record either. It proves nothing. You have the watch the games in order to properly evaluate anything and you can see that the Bears have won in spite of some of the most jack ass decisions that Lovie made. Anyone please give me one, just one thing that he has done that makes him a good coach. Thank you. (Jim you’re the blame for getting me started on that topic)

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