Jennings and slauson 4
Breaking from emery
Jennings and slauson 4
Breaking from emery
Last edited by blams; 01-02-2014 at 12:12 PM.
Jennings: 4 year
Slauson: 4 year
Jay: 7 year
I'll update as more info comes out from press conference
Nothing else new yet, just talked briefly about each player resigned.
Nothing official yet, Emery talks a lot while saying little. "State of the Team" section right now... Generalized tone seems to be shying away from defensive failures/blame, about to start talking about each specific unit.
Talk is centered around player leader ship, and offensive players right now. No mention of any coaches, yet.
Talking about the defense now. Seems to be blaming injuries. Acted happy about Defense during first 3 games. Emery blaming self, for the lack of depth on the defense. Lack of pass rush. Lack of safety competition, still blaming self. Said Shae "contributed greatly".....
Goals for defense: Score, turnovers, disrupt QBs. Emphasized getting playmakers/BPA as opposed to just filling spots (example Alshon over a O-Line)
Emery done talking, Trestman about to start.
Trestman is politically "on message" with Emery... Not a defensive failure, a "team" failure, placing blame on all three phases. Also mentions some evaluation process to be forthcoming, but the rhetoric DOES NOT sound like any moves (like Tucker getting canned) are happening. Did make a throwaway comment on scheme being part of evaluation (insert 4-3 /3-4 debate).
Now talking about defense specifically.
Again on message with Emery. So far you'd think our defense was fielding 11 pro bowlers at the start of the season. Wait 10... Shae should be "producing more". No consistency in Bostic/Greene.
Suspiciously absent from this conference is even the hint of a mention of the two words: "Mel" "Tucker"
FIRST REPORTER QUESTION: Any staff changes, like you know, Mel Tucker?
Answer: Going to be a thorough review process undergone
Jay's contract numbers?
Answer: Not releasing them yet.
Q: Concern's about Jay's durability?
A: % wise he's on par with A-Rod, for example, for missed games via injury. Not a concern.
I missed a question on McCown, since my stream cut out....
Q. About Shae's position?
A. Trestman: potential OLB change.... Possible 3-4, but doesn't have to be 3-4 change just to move Shae around.
Q. Timetable on evaluation process?
A. Non committal, said it's possible could go into Feb.
Q. More on Shae, and what his role was intended to be?
A. Meant to be a rotational speed rusher. Claims team was better at disrupting passer with Shae, than without passed two years. Just low sacks. Not enough production. Listed examples of players who are "Shae like" and how they took time to develop. Emphasis towards team failing to find the proper role for Shae.
Q. About Peppers, and his contract.
A. Completely non-committal.
-Mentioned Briggs, very positively... pro bowl level despite age, before injuries. Battled back from injuries.
Q. can Jay be better than A-Rod?
A. Jay doesn't have to be better than A-Rod, Bears have to be better than Packers.
Q. Is Jay's diabetes a concern?
Q. question about Briggs, and relationship with Mel Tucker.
A. Credit's Mel Tucker defense for first 3 games, mentions issue of Mel having to adapt to Bears D. Mention's Mel's intangibles as reason for hire. Marc said he has to do more to help Mel.
Q. About Tillman/other contracts
A. Absolutely non committal answer, no specific names at all mentioned.
Q. Salary cap, and concerns with Jay's deal/fixing the rest of the team.
A. Well yeah, we'll have less space. *laughs*... We have enough space, not just FAs, gotta look at arena league, draft, Canada, etc.
Q. About Bostic potential OLB?
A. Mentions struggles decision making/getting off blocks, great at hitting people in space, just a possibility.
Q. Pepper's/cap hit/future
A. non committal.
Q. @ Tresty/emery both get hand in decisions?
Q. Potential 3-4 scheme change?
A. Longwinded answer. Staff is capable, depends on players/talents.
Q. About Tucker again/evaluation.
A. Defense from first 3 games, different from last 3. Pleased with first 3.
Q. Any offseason surgeries?
A. None for certain, some being evaluated... Possibly Mills.
Q. Melton in future plans?
A. Likes him, Melton was a very big part of the scheme this year. "There was a reason we franchised tagged him/made that investment"
Q. Evaluating Garza
A. Proud of his season, would like him back. Will see how it goes.. w/e their metric is for evaluating giving up pressures last season was 11, this season was 5 (lower is better).
Q. about getting younger defensively, possible implications for current roster
A. Non committal, mentions defense is going to get younger regardless, since they plan on drafting a few.
Q. About Wooten
A. He transcends scheme.
Q. About Hester
A. Have to give him credit for the year he had, they'll work through it (non committal "we'll see if there's room or not kinda answer")
Q. About Lovie getting a job, and possible roster impact with FAs?
A. Not a concern.
Q. Fair to call it Cutler's team, considering his deal?
A. It's CHICAGO'S team.
Q. Who has final say on hiring/firing coaches?
Q. About the final Packers score, zone or man?
A. Was audible to all out blitz, Conte didn't get call was still in Zone, errbody else was in man.
EDIT: THAT'S IT, 11:08
Last edited by Epyon; 01-02-2014 at 12:08 PM.
Wow big day. Yes
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh now let's see the $$$$
****ing love it. Hope they aren't big cap hits but all moves that should of been made.
7 yrs is a looooooooong time lol. Marshall extension looming?
I am a little worried about the length of the Cutler deal, but this is exactly what I was wanting to hear this morning.
The length should be encouraging in terms of what likely the annual cap hit is.Originally Posted by jmartin80:27717538
It's the stache.
7 years.....without any info I am going to say I am not a huge fan of that.
prolly means the money is spread out alot though, which is good.
love the Jennings and Slauson deals, that had to be done.
J-Load is back!
Wonder what the terms of the 7 year deal are. I'm really excited that my favorite Bear is back. I'm just wondering what kind of money he received. And to extend both Jennings and Slauson, thats a good way to a begin the off-season.
It's That Time of Year Again.......
If the 7 year 126 mil contract is right than I hate the contract. 3 years too long and about 5 mil per year too much. So much for a hometown discount. Couldnt be happier with the Slauson and Jennings resigning though.
Last edited by BearD0wn; 01-02-2014 at 10:48 AM.
It's all about guaranteed money. The length doesn't really matter and the total sum doesn't matter. guaranteed money is all that really matters or should worry fans.