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Falcons GM ‘confident’ Devonta Freeman extension will get done

Devonta Freeman has affirmed himself as one of the NFL’s marquee running backs, and it sounds like his Atlanta Falcons are ready to pay him as such.Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appeared on SiriusXM Radio’s “Schein on Sports” on Friday and spoke optimistically about extension talks with the two-time Pro Bowler.“Like I’ve said before, we want him here and he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ‘looking forward’ to rematch with Patriots

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff can’t think of a better way of exorcising the demons of Super Bowl LI than by going out and beating the New England Patriots.The Falcons of course suffered a historic meltdown in Super LI as they inexplicably blew a 25-point lead and ended up losing 34-28 in overtime.The first opportunity to exact revenge comes during the 2017 NFL...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons GM on drafting red-flagged prospects: ‘We’re not looking for angels’

The Atlanta Falcons may be willing to take a risk on a prospect with potential character concerns in the NFL draft later this month.Speaking on Thursday about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon and other red-flagged prospects, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said, according to Knox Bardeen of CBS Atlanta. However, Dimitroff wouldn’t commit to Mixon specifically still being...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons GM wants to change OT rules after SB loss to Patriots

After blowing a 25-point lead in the final 17 minutes of Super Bowl LI, Atlanta Falcons never touched the ball in overtime. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won the coin toss and promptly marched 75 yards down the field for a championship-clinching touchdown.Had the Patriots come up empty on that drive or kicked a field goal, the Falcons would have received a possession of...
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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

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