Mario Williams

Bears' Emery makes statement

Bears' Emery makes statement

I doubt anybody describes Bears general manager Phil Emery as dull today.

This is how a new GM gets his point across clearly, by pulling off the type of trade that drops jaws and potentially changes the balance of power in the NFC. This is when you can begin forming a fair opinion of Emery; not after an awkward news conference or silent NFL combine but after one of the shrewdest Bears trades since the Jay Cutler deal.

This is when it truly hits Bears fans that there is a new guy calling the shots at Halas Hall.

Jerry Angelo spent a decade answering questions why the Bears couldn't find a No. 1 wide receiver. Emery acquired one just two minutes after his first...