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  • Jackson Having Fun Learning to Be a Falcon

    1 year, 6 months ago

    It must be strange being a nine-year veteran and a new kid on the block at the exact same time. Steven Jackson — the Pro Bowl running back the Falcons added during the offseason — has spent months learning the playbook and the Falcons way of doing things, but in the second week of offseason [...]

  • Falcons Continue Focus on Heads Up Football

    1 year, 6 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith joined former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry earlier this week to speak to parents at a Heads Up Parent Informational Session at Flowery Branch High School for the Flowery Branch Junior Falcons. Dimitroff and Smith welcomed parents and youth coaches in attendance and discussed the NFL’s [...]

  • Safety Ishmael Looking Like a Tackling Machine

    1 year, 7 months ago

    There’s nothing that’s easy about selecting players in the NFL Draft. Sure, the first round offers a great crop of talent, but even that’s a challenging task for an NFL general manager and his scouting staff. The real art of drafting, however, occurs in the later rounds, when finding that elusive diamond in the rough [...]

  • Draft Grades Roll In for Falcons

    1 year, 7 months ago

    Experts say you can’t truly judge a team’s draft until about three years after the picks are made. Of course, that doesn’t stop those same experts from releasing their draft grades the day after the selection process ends. Here’s a look at some of the draft grades for the Falcons around the Web: Mel Kiper, [...]

  • Dimitroff to Hold Pre-Draft News Conference Thursday

    1 year, 8 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff will field questions from the media at 3 p.m. ET Thursday at the Falcons’ training facility in Flowery Branch. Among the topics Dimitroff will likely speak on is how the Falcons are viewing the potential options available at the No. 30 overall selection. AtlantaFalcons.com will stream Dimitroff’s news conference live [...]

  • Dimitroff Excited to Have Umenyiora on Board

    1 year, 8 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff got an early start Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after news that defensive end Osi Umenyiora had agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Falcons, as he joined 790 The Zone’s Mayhem in the AM to discuss the brand new move. Here’s a bit of what Dimitroff [...]

  • Dimitroff: A Lot of Thought Went Into Friday’s Moves

    1 year, 9 months ago

    The Falcons started the weekend by announcing some tough decisions, that the team would be parting ways with veterans Michael Turner, John Abraham and Dunta Robinson. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff joined the media on the phone Friday afternoon to discuss the moves, which he called difficult decisions yet thoughtful ones. “I want to begin [...]

  • Dimitroff Happy With Talent Available in Draft

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Less than 24 hours after the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine came to a close, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is already back in Flowery Branch, hard at work breaking down the numbers and figures from more than 300 players that worked out in Indianapolis over the weekend and early part of this week. Sitting at [...]

  • Gonzalez Changed the Way Falcons View Tight Ends

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Four years ago when Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff made the trade for future Hall-of-Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, he knew what he was getting — a hard-worker whose career resume spoke for itself. What Dimitroff may not have expected was how Gonzalez would change his own perceptions of the tight end position and how [...]

  • Falcons Confident Matt Ryan Extension Will Get Done

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff knows that a big to-do for him in the next year is to lock quarterback Matt Ryan up into a contract extension as it expires after next season. But Dimitroff said Friday at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine that he’s sure a deal will get done at some point in [...]

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