the missing piece? I believe the addition of another pass rusher to join Vic Beasley is just what doctor ordered. Thomas Dimitroff famously traded up for Julio Jones and I'd love to see him use a similar approach on the other side of the ball
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff shares his best scouting story from his time on the road.
enjoyed a better career than Stephon Gilmore or A.J. Bouye and was rewarded for it. It's a reminder that GM Thomas Dimitroff has done some of his best work on draft day when trading up. The team gave up a third- and a sixth-round pick
take the best player on the board? No, those things aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Last season, GM Thomas Dimitroff knocked if out of the park by snagging Keanu Neal , Deion Jones , Austin Hooper and De'Vondre Campbell with his
for DE Derek Barnett or Jordan Willis The lack of a consistent pass rush hurt the Falcons in the Super Bowl . GM Thomas Dimitroff likes to make trades. These two facts together portend upward movement by Atlanta in this year's draft. Barnett
when Pioli was running Kansas City's front office. "Poe is an athletic, big guy that can push the pocket," GM Thomas Dimitroff said Thursday in a statement released by the team. "He will add to our defensive line group and will mix nicely
OL Greg Pyke Attendance: All 32 teams were represented, including Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff . The skinny: McKenzie didn't run the 40-yard dash after turning in a 4.42 at the combine. He did, however
Falcons to pay the runner " like the elite back he is ." Speaking on WZGC-FM in Atlanta on Monday, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said a new deal for Freeman will not happen during this free-agent period . Dimitroff added that any reports noting
response to the modern game's increased demands . "Until you find your quarterback," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has acknowledged, " the search for him consumes you ." Absent a surefire answer at football's glaringly imbalanced
that at all." What was impressive on Wednesday was seeing current Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and Shanahan all come out and show how non-bitter they were. We wrote about Quinn's performance earlier in the
storylines to watch Although an extension for cornerback Desmond Trufant is the team's top priority, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said last week that Gabriel is another player deserving of a new contract. "It's going to be positive for him
multiple trade offers he can play against each other. Perfect storm for Patriots windfall Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff once remarked, "Until you find your quarterback, the search for him consumes you ." As it so happens, the three
tailback Devonta Freeman shredding New England's defense on the other side of the ball. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff cut his teeth in the Patriots front office, learning how to construct a successful organization from team-building
I exited the Pats celebration and started making my way back to the press box. That's when I saw Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff conversing in front of those same double doors Blank popped out of 45 minutes earlier. The Falcons head coach and
that franchise. Beasley joined the Falcons with similar expectations. Head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff coveted speed at all positions and Beasley's 4.53 clocking in the 40-yard dash made him a dream pick in the
Bill was very, very detailed about the type of players he was going to play with," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said of his six years working under Belichick. "I admire that a great deal. From a man who, again, is arguably
him with that task). Quinn had to rely on the man who hired him for that responsibility, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff , but that hasn't been a problem at all. In much the same way Freeney did, Dimitroff instantly connected with
In the 2011 NFL Draft, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff made a blockbuster trade for receiver Julio Jones -- going against the advice of Bill Belichick. Michael Silver revisits the gamble that paid off.
that Atlanta is in the Super Bowl in large part because of the caliber of play of this quartet. General manager Thomas Dimitroff shared some insight with me on not only why Neal, Jones, Campbell and Poole are where they are, but how they got
whatever wisdom Quinn has from playing the Patriots two years ago -- and whatever insight Pioli and general manager Thomas Dimitroff , both alums of the Patriots ' personnel department, can impart about how Belichick and Co. will prepare -- the
receivers, has worked all season teaching the receivers how defensive backs will try to play them. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said Morris' development tactics -- especially with regard to things like getting off of jams and which leverages
The Falcons enter the Super Bowl against the Patriots with four rookie starters on the defensive side of the ball, and GM Thomas Dimitroff believes coach Dan Quinn's faith in them is paying off.
How did Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff go from potentially losing his job to the Super Bowl stage in two years? Gregg Rosenthal explores the Falcons roster constructed by Dimitroff and Dan Quinn.
but sometimes when you get underestimated, people end up having to pay." On Monday, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told NFL.com he was receptive to such discussions, saying, "We're extremely encouraged by Devonta, as a player
viewed as laughable, perceived as a train wreck both within the NFL and outside. The first turning point was hiring Thomas Dimitroff as the general manager and Mike Smith as the coach before the 2008 season. With their first-round draft pick that