to be fair, M5: Jerry Angelo was presented as a legitimate "General Manager," replacing a guy as "Director/VP of Pro Personnel" who was a decent drafter and somewhat more spotty at identifying quality free agents (certainly a more likeable guy, but that's what Mark Hatley was) who had no real say over the direction of the franchise.
that's what Angelo was supposed to be, anyway. of course it turned out that he wasn't (which in hindsight shouldn't be a surprise, considering the background from whence he came and the team for which he worked). he was also a lousy drafter and a decent free agent guy. Emery's not likely to be more than a similarly glorified scout, but hopefully he'll be a better one than his predecessor.