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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

Falcons Rumors: Atlanta has 'no interest' in Chris Johnson

A lot of people thought that the Atlanta Falcons would end up landing running back Chris Johnson, including the Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.While they may have thought it, it isn't going to happen. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Falcons have "no interest" in signing Johnson.As Rotoworld notes, Florio has ties to the Falcons organization, as their assistant...
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March 30, 2014  |  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

Scott Pioli Joins the Atlanta Falcons As Their Assistant GM

After one season as a member of the media that he so despised as the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs Scott Pioli has joined the Atlanta Falcons as their assistant GM. The move will take effect after Feb. 3 when he agreement with NBC Sports and Sirius/XM Radio expires. Poili joins the staff of Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who worked under Pioli with the New...
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January 22, 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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