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The Bears Den: January 30, 2012


"...where our new GM is...could it be...SATAN?!"

Tillman makes plays in his first Pro Bowl Mayer: In the first Pro Bowl appearance of his nine-year NFL career, Charles Tillman made plays on defense and special teams in Sunday night's all-star game in Hawaii.

Forte no factor in AFC's 59-41 victory over NFC in Pro Bowl Bears running back played in Sunday's Pro Bowl, his first game action since suffering a sprained MCL Dec. 4, and had only three touches.

Former Navy football players believe in new Bears GM Phil Emery Haugh: Nobody can predict yet whether Emery's sterling character credentials will make him a good general manager — or a bad one. Tepid early reactions have more to do with the Bears' track record than Emery's.

Follow WCG on Twitter: 'Shucks, we're sure going to miss Jerry Angelo', tweeted no one, ever.

How much power will new Bears GM Phil Emery have? Mully: The first order of business for new Bears GM Phil Emery is to define his role.

Emery will not shrink from taking WR's No. 1 Moon: While with the Atlanta Falcons, new Bears GM Ray Emery chose wide receivers with late No. 1s and won't shy away from continuing that pattern. Kansas City's take on Emery

Bernstein: Phil Emery? Um, Ok. The Bears decided on their new general manager after sifting through a list of names that caused no excitement, whatsoever, arriving at the perfect culmination of their tedious, uninspiring process.

The Bears' housecleaning was anything but Isaacson: Phil Emery will have to work with Lovie Smith to succeed.

Bears find their Ted Thompson Seifert: Emery surely will bring his own tone and vision to the Bears' front office. But initially, at least, he'll do so by assimilating the existing infrastructure and minimizing the side effects of transition.

Hunter Hillenmeyer battles Bears and NFL over lost benefits, salary Biggs: If a player suffers a debilitating knee injury, MRIs will make a case for a clear financial resolution. When it comes to the gray area of the gray matter of the brain, it's far more complicated.

Marshall's 4 TD catches lift AFC in Pro Bowl While everyone was playing at half-speed and ready to extend their Hawaiian vacation, Brandon Marshall played as if it was his last game. In related news, Phil Emery's first act as GM will be to trade entire Bears Draft to Miami.

"Bright Lights":