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Hardly a clean slate for Phil Emery

New GM hire was the best the Bears could do under the circumstances

Updated: January 29, 2012, 2:02 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- There will be those who criticize the Bears for their low-wattage hire in new general manager Phil Emery.

The news, announced by the team on Saturday afternoon, at least a week after everyone had pretty much deemed it done, has less sizzle than the story of a Theo Epstein spotting at a Wrigleyville Starbucks last fall.

Frankly, who are we kidding? It's generating less buzz than the unveiling of the store's new Trenta-size coffee.

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