Atlanta Falcons retain GM Thomas Dimitroff

Thomas Dimitroff will remain the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, owner Arthur Blank announced Friday. There has been uncertainty regarding the status of Dimitroff, who accepted a reduced role after the hiring of first-year coach Dan Quinn. But Quinn said part of the reason he took the job was the partnership with Dimitroff, and Blank cited that working relationship as a...
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Gisele found Tom Brady studying game film at 3:30 a.m.

Tom Brady’s sleep schedule isn’t etched in stone. Brady revealed last year he goes to bed very early, as the New England Patriots quarterback typically is up very early for meetings, practice, etc. It sounds like Brady’s schedule sometimes varies, though. His wife, Gisele Bundchen, told Patriots owner Robert Kraft that she recently woke up and discovered Brady studying game...
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The five biggest questions still facing the Atlanta Falcons

After the crumbling of the Mike Smith regime, the rebuilding of the Atlanta Falcons seems to be going well thanks to Dan Quinn and Scott Pioli. On paper, it seems that the Falcons are going to be a much improved team in the 2015-2016 season. Too bad statistics on paper can be deceiving. Here are the five biggest questions still facing the Atlanta Falcons: You may also be interested...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Pioli takes added duties for Falcons' scouting, draft

  Assistant general manager Scott Pioli will take on pro and college scouting and will have new NFL Draft responsibilities in the Atlanta Falcons' restructured player personnel department. The Falcons say Pioli will report to general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who retains responsibility for salary cap and player affairs, among other duties. The moves come as the team continues its...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Pioli: No Limit On Resources To Help NFL Prospects’ Character Red Flags

The NFL has been slower to adapt to analytics than the NBA or MLB. There are certainly elements of football that cannot break down to statistics, but some NFL coaches and general managers are not willing to break their old-school methods, or put their job on the line, to support analytics. Atlanta Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli and San Francisco 49ers president Paraag...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

When it comes to player evaluation, Chiefs have gone from an 'autocracy' to the cutting edge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As John Dorsey held court in Indianapolis, Daniel Saaty told this story: It was three or four years ago, and Saaty was visiting the Kansas City Chiefs' front office at the height -- so to speak -- of the Scott Pioli Regime. Saaty was making a pitch for his company, Decision Lens, a Washington, D.C.-based software firm with clientele ranging from the Pentagon and...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MAILBAG: Alex Smith, drafting receivers, and Scott Pioli

As always in our mailbag, we try to do our best to answer the most pressing questions from the Chiefs Kingdom. Who is the one receiver in the draft you really like? – Matt from Kansas City, MO I’d have to say Jordan Matthews. One of our columnists detailed the Vanderbilt wide receiver a bit in his Senior Bowl preview. You don’t become the career receiving leader in the SEC...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons hire former Chiefs GM Pioli as assistant general manager

The Atlanta Falcons hired Scott Pioli as assistant general manager on Wednesday, reuniting him with GM Thomas Dimitroff. Pioli was director of player personnel for the New England Patriots from 2000-08, including six seasons with Dimitroff, who directed college scouting. He was the Kansas City Chiefs' general manager for four years before leaving by mutual agreement in January 2013...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Patriots VP Scott Pioli Hired To Be Falcons’ Assistant General Manager

The Atlanta Falcons need to make some big additions this offseason to get back into the NFC playoff mix, and they’re starting at the top. The Falcons hired Scott Pioli as the team’s assistant general manager, the team announced on Wednesday. Pioli and Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff go back a long way, as the two spent six seasons working together in the New England...
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons hire Scott Pioli as assistant GM

As they look to improve their player evaluation in rebounding from a 4-12 season, the Atlanta Falcons added a big name to their front office on Wednesday in former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli. Pioli, who worked in a supervisory role over Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff while the two were in New England together, will enter the Falcons organization as assistant...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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