Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 1/22/13
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Two years ago, after a humbling playoff exit against Green Bay, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff sought to get more explosive on offense. By making the risky move to trade up in the 2011 NFL Draft and take wide receiver Julio Jones at No. 6 overall, Dimitroff arguably paved the way for the organization to advance to the NFC Championship Game this season. After falling just short of the franchises first Super Bowl berth in 14 years on Sunday, its evaluation time again for the Falcons. In its evolution, the NFL has become an offense-driven league, and so most of Dimitroffs bold strokes have come on that side of the ball signing running back Michael Turner and drafting quarterback Matt Ryan third overall in 2008, trading for tight end Tony Gonzalez in 2009 and the aforementioned Jones move two years later. On defense, the moves drafting tackle Peria Jerry in 2009, signing cornerback Dunta Robinson and drafting linebacker Sean Weatherspoon in...
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