Report: Atlanta Falcons hire Phil Emery and Ruston Webster
The Atlanta Falcons have hired Phil Emery and Ruston Webster as national scouts.
Phil Emery and Ruston Webster have been hired by the Atlanta Falcons as national scouts.
Emery has plenty of experience in the NFL, and is returning to the Falcons. Per AtlantaFalcons.com:
"“Emery brings 17 years of NFL experience as a scout and general manager to the Falcons. This will be his second stint with in Atlanta, as he served as the director of scouting for the team from 2004-2008. During that time, two of the Falcons three first-round draft picks developed into Pro Bowlers: WR Roddy White (2005) and QB Matt Ryan (2008). He also worked as an Eastern regional scout for the Falcons leading up to the 2009 draft. The Falcons made two trips to the playoffs during that time including an appearance in the 2004 NFC Championship game.”"
Webster was most recently general manager of the Tennessee Titans.
Neither of the two have had much success in recent years. Webster was apart of a struggle in Tennessee, and the team struggled to field a competitive roster. Emery was fired as general manager of the Chicago Bears after a number of questionable decisions, including signing Jay Cutler to a lucrative long-term deal that still has a big hit on the Bears’ salary cap.
But they both get a fresh start in Atlanta, and have proven themselves with a full body of work throughout their career. They will now help the Falcons continue to build their roster towards, hopefully, bigger and better things.
What’s your opinion on the two hirings?