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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."
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:33:33 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said there is no question QB Matt Ryan is a top-10 quarterback in the NFL, and he will only continue to get better. "In my mind there is no question he is a top-10 quarterback in this league," Dimitroff said. "This is a team game. We all know that Matt's his harshest critic and he's always working on getting better. There is no one out there that works as hard as him or harder than he does and I know the expectations are high in this building, they are high outside, they are high from the owner as well as myself and Mike Smith and he is the kind of guy that is going to take that head on."
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:38:05 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons likely will move around the NFL Draft at some point in order to address their needs. In each of the past four drafts, general manager Thomas Dimitroff has made at least one trade.
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 12:57:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff attended Clemson DL Da'Quan Bowers' workout Friday, April 1, reports NFL.com.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:48:16 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons have signed general manager Thomas Dimitroff to a multi-year contract extension, a source told Alex Marvez, of FOXSports.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:18:24 -0800
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is reportedly expected to receive a contract extension this week, possibly by Wednesday, Feb. 2, or Thursday, Feb. 3, according to CBSSports.com.
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:08:16 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons will meet with general manager Thomas Dimitroff this week to discuss a multi-year contract extension, according to Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com.
Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:15:39 -0700
Mark Bradley, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said following the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, that he expects to bolster the team's defense prior to Week 1. The team will likely keep an eye on the waiver wire for potential additions to the defense. "It's going to be a very busy two weeks," Dimitroff said. The team must determine whether CB Chris Houston is capable of being a No. 1 cornerback.
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 21:24:49 -0700
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the season-ending injury to WR Harry Douglas (knee) will not force the team to push negotiations with WR Roddy White, who is in a holdout. Dimitroff said, "We will not approach it that way. In our minds, that's not how it works."
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 02:40:18 -0700
Ed Thompson, of Scout.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons are among the teams who appear to have Wake Forest S Chip Vaughn high on their list of NFL Draft prospects. Vaughn worked out April 7 in front of a heavy-duty group of team representatives that included general manager Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.
Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:53:34 -0800
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would like for DE Chauncey Davis, an impending free agent, to return to the team in 2009. "Chauncey is a tough, hard-nosed football player, and we feel that he will continue to contribute to us," Dimitroff added. Davis' agent, Kevin Conner, said Davis would like to be a starter.
Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:53:12 -0800
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons are not ready to label DE Jamaal Anderson a bust, even though he has just two sacks in 31 starts. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said, "I thought [assistant coach] Ray Hamilton did a fine job with Jamaal, as far as educating him in so many different areas. I think his arrow is up." Dimitroff added, "I really truly believe that he will continue to develop with this defense that's in place."
Fri, 13 Feb 2009 08:06:52 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the Falcons will seek to trade the contractual rights of QB Michael Vick.
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 07:24:35 -0700
The Detroit Free Press reports Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, the former director of college scouting for the New England Patriots, compared the leadership qualities as a quarterback of first-round pick QB Matt Ryan with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. Dimitroff noted he had been around the Patriots where the quarterback had the whole team. It was an aspect that was very attractive, along with Ryan's skill set on the field.
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:09:12 -0700
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team will definitely draft a quarterback in this year's NFL Draft. They could select a quarterback with their first pick or wait until later in the draft to consider other options. Dimitroff would not reveal his rankings of the quarterbacks in this year's draft class.
Sat, 12 Jan 2008 16:15:06 -0800
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons have hired New England Patriots director of college scouting Thomas Dimitroff. He is expected to take over the lead in the team's search for a new head coach.