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Grading Thomas Dimitroff: the 2015 draft

We wrap up the draft portion of our series with the 2015 results. We’re nearing the end of our series grading the efforts of Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff in both the draft and free agency. Today we move on to the 2015 draft, but bear in mind that we’re grading these particular players on just one season, which makes these grades very unforgiving. Atlanta Falcons Seattle...
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2 hours ago

Grading Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: 2014 free agency

Where free agents are concerned, this class wasn’t awful. We continue our review of Thomas Dimitroff’s time as GM of the Falcons. Today, we take a look at 2014 free agency. This particular period was critical for the team, as the team was coming off a dismal 4-12 season and both Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff were considered to be on the hot seat. Hitting big in both the draft...
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3 days ago

Grading Thomas Dimitroff: The successful, mixed 2014 Falcons draft

The Falcons have landed some terrific contributors, but they also swung and missed in 2014. How does that compare to other teams? With the horror of the 2013 season in the rear view mirror, the Falcons were ready to bounce back. They were going to be on Hard Knocks, they had a few new additions, That bounceback didn’t happen, as we all remember, and Mike Smith wound up fired...
Via The Falcoholic
4 days ago

Grading Thomas Dimitroff: The disastrous 2013 free agency period

The 2013 free agent period is the one that most fans remain most grimly. When you look back at where the Falcons went wrong over the last several years, there are many things that jump out at you, from the Julio Jones trade to ignoring the pass rush to the wrong picks at the wrong time in the draft. None of them, in my opinion, contributed to the team’s current state quite like...
Via The Falcoholic
5 days ago

2016 will make or break GM Dimitroff

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has faced a great deal of criticism in the past few years. Many questionable signings and draft have left fans scratching their heads and wondering if he is the right man for the job. AROUND COVER32 Wide Receiver $: Who gets the next big pay day? Twitter Tuesday: The NFL says good-bye to Buddy Ryan Madden Monday: Drafting your connected...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff knows he’s on hot seat

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is on the hot seat entering the 2016 season, and he’ll be the first to tell you. “Of course I’m on the hot seat. Every year I’m on the hot seat,” Dimitroff told the Talk of Fame Network. Dimitroff has been the Falcons’ GM for nine years and acknowledges how fortunate he is to be in that position for that long at age 49. While...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons GM: ‘I don’t think we’ve hired anyone from Scouts Inc.'

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s decision to take Keanu Neal was viewed by many in the NFL Draft community at a pretty big reach. That sentiment has reached the ears of the Falcons G.M., who doesn’t appear to respect those opinions very much. Dimitroff on criticism of the Keanu Neal pick: "I don't think we've hired anyone from Scouts Inc." — Andrew Hirsh...
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May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas Dimitroff gets to keep his GM job with Falcons

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says he's sticking with general manager Thomas Dimitroff.Blank says there will be changes in the Falcons' pro personnel and college scouting departments following an 8-8 season. However, he says Dimitroff has formed "a productive working relationship" with first-year coach Dan Quinn. Blank also says Scott Pioli will continue as assistant general...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Potential first round players that could land in Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons: Potential first round players that could land in AtlantaWith the NFL draft coming this May, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to reload a team that has many glaring holes to fill.  As we closer approach May, the excitement has already begun to build as to who will go number one overall or what top prospect will increase or decrease his stock.  For the Falcons there...
February 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

Falcons extend contracts of Smith, Dimitroff, McKay

On Monday, the Atlanta Falcons announced contract extensions to head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and president/CEO Rich McKay. From a stability standpoint, the move prevents Smith -- the Falcons' head coach since 2008 -- from being consigned to "lame-duck status" for the 2014 season. Like Smith, Dimitroff signed a one-year extension, leaving owner Arthur Blank...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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