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More than a big-name guy, Bears GM Emery wants the right guy

More than a big-name guy, Bears GM Emery wants the right guy

It would make sense that Bears GM Phil Emery’s next move would be to make Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher an offer he couldn’t refuse. Instead, it appears he’s more intent on using his football intuition to find the right guy.
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  • Bears add special teams coach Joe DeCamillis to list

    Bears add special teams coach Joe DeCamillis to list

    profootballtalk.com Jan 1, 2013
    Bears general manager Phil Emery is proving to be open-minded in his pursuit of job candidates. According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Bears have asked permission to interview Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis for their head coaching job. The
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  • Bears' GM: Missing playoffs led to Smith's firing

    Bears' GM: Missing playoffs led to Smith's firing

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery says too many playoff misses and the inability to develop a productive offense led to coach Lovie Smith's firing.
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  • Mike McCoy joins the hunt for Bills job

    Mike McCoy joins the hunt for Bills job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 1, 2013
    Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s not getting much rest during his bye week. Already a candidate for the Bears and Cardinals head coaching jobs, McCoy is that latest name to emerge on Buffalo’s list, as the Bills asked for permission to inter
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  • Bears GM: I don't anticipate Hester retiring

    Bears GM: I don't anticipate Hester retiring

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said Tuesday he doesn't expect Devin Hester to follow through with talk of retirement, although Emery understands Hester's emotions after the firing of coach Lovie Smith.
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  • Mike Ditka calls the Bears “stupid” for firing Lovie Smith

    Mike Ditka calls the Bears “stupid” for firing Lovie Smith

    profootballtalk.com Jan 1, 2013
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka is not happy that Lovie Smith got the boot following a 10-6 finish in 2012. Ditka called the Bears “stupid” for making the decision, noting that if the Packers had beaten the Vikings on Sunday afternoon, Smith would be pr
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  • Video - Most Appealing Coaching Vacancy 02:39

    Most Appealing Coaching Vacancy

    Jan 1
    Tedy Bruschi and Damien Woody discuss their picks for the most appealing coaching vacancy in the NFL.
  • Video - Lovie Smith In Demand 00:54

    Lovie Smith In Demand

    Jan 1
    Ed Werder on the teams that could be interested in hiring Lovie Smith.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; ma…

    Jan 1
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
  • Jim Trotter: Seahawks defense short on marquee names, but not superstar pl…

    Jan 1
    There were 53 cornerbacks selected in the 2011 NFL draft, and Richard Sherman wasn't among the first 33 chosen. If you think that doesn't grate on him, then you don't know Sherman, who was taken in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks.