Category: Thomas Dimitroff

Falsely Accused Brian Banks on his Path from Prison to the NFL

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Brian Banks' story has been well-documented. The former high school football standout from California who served prison time and had his life and career path interrupted in a massive way for a rape he didn't commit has finally landed an NFL job. The Atlanta Falcons signed Banks earlier this week, and ...

Matt Ryan Isn’t Concerned About his Contract Situation as he Enters the Final Year of his Deal

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Matt Ryan's numbers have been better than Joe Flacco's since the two came into the league in 2008, but Flacco has a Super Bowl ring and Ryan has just one playoff victory. As a result, Flacco is now the highest-paid player in NFL history while Ryan enters a contract year ...

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff Says Experienced Team is No Longer “Wide-Eyed”

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Atlanta Falcons have finally gotten a monkey off their back, with Matt Ryan and Mike Smith winning a playoff game. But general manager Thomas Dimitroff doesn't want to stop at one, and he believes his team might have the right recipe to keep rolling this January. Falcons general manager Thomas ...

Thomas Dimitroff On Falcons’ 3-0 Start: “There is an Element of Maturity on this Team that I Haven’t Seen in Other Years”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons have come out of the gate at 3-0 this season with impressive wins over the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers. Matt Ryan has been sharp, complemented with his group of weapons that includes Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez, Roddy White and Julio Jones. Unfortunately the ...

Friends Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff See Their Teams Square Off in Week 1

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The friendship between NFL general managers Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff spans back about two decades to when the two were cutting their teeth with the Cleveland Browns. As they put it, Pioli was pushing papers and making coffee and Dimitroff was putting lines on the field. This weekend, the two ...

Thomas Dimitroff, Atlanta Falcons Spend Big to Draft Julio Jones

Friday, April 29th, 2011

In a night that was full of first-round trades, the Atlanta Falcons scored unarguably the most eye-popping of the group during the first night of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Atlanta moved from the 27th spot to the sixth spot, taking Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones once they got there. But it cost the ...

Atlanta GM: Falcons Had Disappointing Ending to Good Season

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Probably like most of you, I wasn't shocked that the Atlanta Falcons lost at home to the Green Bay Packers. The way it went down? Now that was surprising. The Falcons seemed to stumble over themselves all day while the Packers played nearly perfect. Given the home record of quarterback Matt ...

The NFC South Division Runs Through Atlanta

Monday, December 27th, 2010

After a successful 3-0 road trip, the Atlanta Falcons return home tonight for the first time in a month in what is going to be a hard fought, rivalry game against the New Orleans Saints.  Atlanta needs just one more victory to clinch the NFC South division title and home-field ...

Winning, Not Respect, All That Matters to Matt Ryan and the Falcons

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

A lot has been made about the success of the Atlanta Falcons this season.  It is either, they aren’t as good as their record because they keep getting “lucky” by squeaking out last-minute wins or they haven’t yet had a quality win on the road, but the fact of the ...

Thomas Dimitroff Has Built the Falcons Into A Formidable Championship Team

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

As a lifelong Atlanta Falcons fan, we have never enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons before that feat was accomplished last year.  Although it was an impressive accomplishment, for Thomas Dimitroff, the architect behind the new look Falcons, it was not enough because he strives for so much more.  He is aggressively ...