5 quick takes on Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff



FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff met with the local media for the first time since owner Arthur Blank released a statement which stated that he would be retained on Thursday.

Here are five quick takes from the 32 minutes, 50 second press conference:

1. DISAPPOINTMENT: Dimitroff admitted that the 2012 draft was “highly disappointing.” None of the players from that class are on the team or even in the league.

2. BLUNDER ON KONZ: Dimitroff admitted that drafting Peter Konz in the second round of the 2012 draft was a “major blunder.”

3. TRUST LOST: Dimitoff admitted that while mistakes have been made over the past eight years that he hopes to win back the trust of the fan base.

4. TOO MANY COOKS?: Dimitroff doesn’t feel that by adding former general managers Phil Emery and Ruston Webster as national scouts that there will too many cooks in the kitchen.

5. WHAT’S THE VISION: Dimitroff believes that working with head coach Dan Quinn that team has a clear vision of the future, which includes chasing three-time NFC South champion Carolina. The Panthers are set to play in Super Bowl 50.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff met with the media for the first time since Arthur Blank said he would be retained by the team. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter)

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff met with the media for the first time since Arthur Blank said he would be retained by the team. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter)

(Check back later for story on the operation of the newly re-structure scouting department and for Jeff Schultz’ column)

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