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NFL draft: Atlanta Falcons benefit if Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers add CBs in first round

Fact: Thomas Dimitroff’s nose hair is naturally curly Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is a controversial figure. Either you respect him, you can’t stand him, or if you’re bald like me, you envy his full head of hair. Even if he isn’t coordinating and directing the Falcons draft like some GMs would, he’s still an active participant. What’s more, he...
Via The Falcoholic
4 days ago

Are the Falcons really free of major holes on the roster?

For the first time in a long while, the answer is yes. What does that mean for Atlanta?Thomas Dimitroff has suggested something that sounds rather radical and even audacious for Falcons fans: That this is an Atlanta Falcons roster without any gaping holes. The Atlanta Falcons of the past decade have been defined as much by their major holes as their best players. There were questions...
Via The Falcoholic
February 15, 2017

Falcons vow to address Devonta Freeman’s contract this offseason

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff isn’t going to ignore Devonta Freeman’s pleas for a reworked contract.According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Dimitroff and the Falcons plan to address Freeman’s contract situation this offseason.“We want him to be here with us, and we are going to address that in the offseason, which is what we should,” Dimitroff said. “I...
Via The Sports Daily
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 1/31: LeBron is pure fire

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Happy birthday to Nolan Ryan, Brad Thompson, Vernon Davis, Mario Williams and Josh Johnson.  On this day on 2000 Ray Lewis and his friends were involved in a knife fight outside of a club during Super Bowl XXXIV weekend in Atlanta that left two people dead.Daily brain workoutName every...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman says he's 'struggling' with sharing carries

Devonta Freeman loves Atlanta and reaching the Super Bowl, but even he admits he’d love to see more carries.Freeman, who was a fourth-round pick out of Florida State in 2014, led the team with 227 carries for 1,079 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns this season. His stats may have been greater had he received more carries, but he splits action in the team’s offense with Tevin Coleman...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

The other terrible advice Bill Belichick has given to Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff

Super Bowl Sunday is fast-approaching, with only the Pro Bowl this weekend standing in the way of sports' biggest spectacle. As we all know, the Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI Feb. 5, and while we're well-versed how these two teams got here, it was only recently revealed that Pats coach Bill Belichick advised Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, who...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ignored Belichick's bad advice on Julio Jones

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who worked in the Patriots organization from 2002 to 2008, ignored Bill Belichick’s advice in 2011 and traded up 21 spots in the NFL draft to take Julio Jones.If Dimitroff had just listened to Belichick, then the Patriots coach wouldn’t have to figure out how to stop him in Super Bowl LI.The Falcons acquired the Browns’ No. 6 pick in...
Via The Sports Daily
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons sign GM Dimitroff to extension

The Atlanta Falcons’ surprising start to the 2016 season has yielded a ton of praise for quarterback Matt Ryan and the rest of the team’s star-studded offense. Though, praise should also be thrown the way of head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, both of whom were under increased fire following last season’s 8-8 performance. Now, it looks like the Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
November 07, 2016  |  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...
Via The Sports Daily
June 22, 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

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