Risks vs. rewards

Bears' Emery not oblivious to character issues, but understands GM's role

Updated: April 30, 2013, 11:00 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It's one of the biggest mistakes a general manager or coach can make. The grand proclamations. You know the ones.

Our No. 1 goal is to beat Green Bay.

We get off the bus running the football.

We only want good-character people.

I like that Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman have not yet uttered, and are not likely to do so in the future, any of the above three.

Regarding the last vow, this is not to suggest that the desire to have ...

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