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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.
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