My f*ck ups be the perfect mistakes
- Apr 14, 2006
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- Broward County, FL
http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7691615/chicago-bears-contacted-nfl-brandon-marshall-incident"What I can acknowledge is that we had a good trade partner in the Miami Dolphins and that [Dolphins GM] Jeff Ireland and I had a good conversation about all the facts he knew of the situation before the trade," Emery said. "I will acknowledge we were well aware of the situation.
"I'll also acknowledge we evaluated Brandon thoroughly before that. We had done our research. This came up toward the end of this process obviously. Jeff was very professional in his efforts to make sure that we knew everything that he knew of the situation. The rest of it we'll just have to follow through to its conclusion."
I'll say this, Jeff Ireland has taken a beating between this whole Peyton Manning ordeal and Free Agency, and you know what, when you miss on draft picks consistently and lose value on a trade for a WR like Brandon Marshall, in addition to being apart of 3 straight losing seasons and more than your fair share of FA busts . . . you definitely deserve your criticism. But it is refreshing to see that we conducted business with some class and that another GM went out his way to give the Miami Dolphins and Jeff Ireland some props. Obviously their organization is excited about the potential of a talent of Brandon Marshall and getting him at a price that could be well worth it if he stays out of trouble and builds that same rapport he used to have with Cutler ... but I'm glad we weren't seen as some swindlers and we were upfront with our intentions . . . that is how you start rebuilding your name as a first class organization in the NFL.