PHOENIX -- Bears president Ted Phillips wants linebacker Brian Urlacher to retire with the club, but he's confident he hired the right man to facilitate whether that happens or not.
"I think Phil has handled it very well. We'd obviously love for Brian to retire a Bear and we're still hopeful," Phillips said. "But it'll work itself out in time. Sometimes those things take a little longer than you'd like them to."
Phillips said he's been impressed with how Emery communicates with players.
"Phil is always thoughtful, and he's always caring in his approach with every player," Phillips said. "I think he's taken exactly the right approach with Brian and shown him the respect he deserves."