• Falcons hire former GM Pioli to assist Dimitroff

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Jan 23, 2014
    Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff knows what he’s getting into. But what happens the first time Dimitroff and Pioli disagree on a draft prospect? "The input, that's going to be something that just evolves and grows," Pioli said as Dimitroff nodded in agreement next to him. The Falcons are set up much differently than the Chiefs when Pioli was here, too. Pioli’s biggest football mistake was binding himself and his organization to Matt Cassel; finding a quarterback will not be a priority with Matt Ryan in Atlanta. Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff showed he wasn’t afraid to trade up to secure a coveted player when he surrendered five draft picks for game-changing receiver Julio Jones in 2011. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff sat down with ESPN.com at the Senior Bowl and touched on a handful of top prospects that could be considered with the sixth-overall pick based on the most pressing needs protection along the offensive line and consistency with the pass rush. The Falcons have proven themselves willing to make big moves in the past. "We have made the commitment to improve every aspect of our organization this offseason, and with the addition of Scott to our personnel department, we have taken an important step to enhance our scouting staff."
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      MOBILE, Ala. -- There will be plenty of speculation regarding which draft prospects the Atlanta Falcons will target from now until the NFL draft starts on May 8. Free agency, which begins March 11 after 4 p.m. Eastern, should answer some questions about…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • With draft, Thomas Dimitroff willing to deal

      MOBILE, Ala. -- Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff showed he wasn’t afraid to trade up to secure a coveted player when he surrendered five draft picks for game-changing receiver Julio Jones in 2011. Could Dimitroff do the same in this year…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Pioli looking for seat at table with Falcons

      MOBILE, Ala. -- Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli were all smiles as they addressed the media at the Senior Bowl. Dimitroff, the Atlanta Falcons general manager, praised the guy he just brought on board as his assistant general manager. Pioli, currently …
      Source: ESPN.com
  • The next big thing: Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons have plenty to accomplish over the next few months as they try to rebound from this past season's 4-12 implosion. The first step in the retooling process was adding toughness with new line coaches Mike Tice and Bryan Cox. Then came t…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Falcons declare themselves open for more draft day dealing

    The Falcons have proven themselves willing to make big moves in the past. So even though their reward for a 4-12 season is the sixth pick, Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff won’t rule out going higher. “I think anyone who is worth their position …

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