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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:14:07 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians thinks the Atlanta Falcons will bounce back this year, and he is not looking forward to playing them in 2014. "I'm not looking forward it," Arians said. "I thought (general manager Thomas Dimitroff) and (head coach Mike Smith) did a great job of really securing their lines of scrimmage, which I know was their goal. I know that Matt (Ryan) is going to come back strong. I could see the Falcons bouncing back real big this year."
Thu, 08 May 2014 15:05:26 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said it's "highly unlikely" that the team will trade up to the No. 1 pick in the draft.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:10:29 -0800
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said OT Sam Baker (knee) will be ready to go and will return to the form that he was in 2012. "We're confident that Sam is going to be ready to go," Dimitroff said. "And we expect him to return to the form that he was in 2012."
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:09:54 -0800
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff implied that the team had the option of switching OT Sam Baker from left tackle to right tackle in 2014. "I think having a tackle that you can bring in who is versatile enough to play both left and right is very important for the National Football League in today's game," Dimitroff said.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:47:31 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons extended the contracts of president and chief executive officer Rich McKay, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith Monday, Jan. 27. McKay signed a four-year deal that will run through May of 2019, while Dimitroff and Smith each signed one-year contracts. Financial terms of the deals weren't disclosed.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:08:06 -0800
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff have been told by owner Arthur Blank that they will be back with the team next season.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:27:04 -0800
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has expressed confidence in general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith despite the team's 2-8 record this season. "We love our head coach and we love our general manager," Blank said. "It's up to them to candidly look at everybody -- candidly, honestly, critically -- and see what we have to do. There should be nobody that escapes that critique. That's their job, and I have confidence they'll do it. And they are doing it. And they will do it."
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:02:41 -0800
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff confirmed that head coach Mike Smith's job is not in jeopardy. "Mike Smith is a hell of a football coach; he's the leader of this team," Dimitroff said. "Mike's going nowhere."
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:47:27 -0700
Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said the team feels that CB Desmond Trufant is the complete package, and that the team likes his off the field abilities as much as his on-field abilities.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:08:49 -0800
Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff praised TE Chase Coffman when talking about possible replacements for the retiring Tony Gonzalez. "Chase is a very good receiving tight end, and he continues to grow and learn as he receives very good coaching under Chris Scelfo," Dimitroff said. "If Chase can … stay healthy, I think Chase has a very nice chance of being a quality football player in this league."
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