It's been a while since I've been able to sit down to write about the Bears. I started a new job at the beginning of the the new year and things have been fast and furious at my 9 to 5, even though it's more like a 24 hours, at times. I'm sure it's been the same way with new Bears general manager, Phil Emery.
Emery knows he will have to be on his A game. He knows the Bears are not that far from being an elite team. With a successful offseason, starting with the draft, the Bears could very well be on their way to contending and sustaining success for years to come. If Emery does not make the right evaluations in the combine, he could set the Bears back a few years with the most of the core players on the team approaching the twilight of their careers and no depth to replace them.
During the combine, Emery has decided not to talk to the media. Mark Potash from the Chicago Sun Times seems to think this is a rookie mistake. I would have to respectfully disagree. I don't need Emery to make friends with the media and make himself accessible. I want him to be focused on the task and hand rather than playing nice to reporters.
If Emery feels that he has to take a vow of silence to maintain a "competitive advantage", something he often mentioned during his introductory press conference, then so be it. Just get the job done.