LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Phil Emery certainly looks the part.
Of a scout, I mean. A football lifer. A well-tanned man’s man who also knows the isolation of a video room.
"Football is all in the tape," said Emery, the new general manager of the Chicago Bears, at his introductory press conference at Halas Hall on Monday.
Like I said, he looks like a scout, and he sounds like one too.
I’d grade his tan a solid 6.7, for instance. He hangs his glasses around his neck, like a wise old soul, all the better for easy access at a pro day. I bet his thumb is stuck in the stopwatch position. He spoke mostly in football generalities, teamwork, being a teammate, all the cliches one could expect.