Mike Singletary hopes the Bears "got the right guy" in new coach Marc Trestman, and the Hall of Fame linebacker addressed whether his interview for the position was a "token" exercise because of wishes from someone in the McCaskey family.

In his first extended public comments since his interview with the Bears, Singletary told the Tribune that general manager Phil Emery was the only member of the Bears organization involved in his session that lasted "5 1/2 to six hours."

The two men met in Green Bay, likely around Jan. 10 when the Bears are believed to have interviewed Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements.

"I would just say that Phil Emery was really a class guy," said Singletary, who has been the linebackers coach and a special assistant to Leslie Frazier of the Vikings since 2011. "I was impressed, and I thought he came across as a gentleman. He asked a lot of good questions. I really don't know if (Green Bay) was the midway point or whatever, but that's where we met.