Atlanta Falcons: Time has come to move on from GM Thomas Dimitroff


After all of the recent struggles, it’s time for the Atlanta Falcons to move on from GM Thomas Dimitroff.

It’s about that time, Falcons fans.

The loss to Carolina by the score of 38-0 is one thing, but the way the 2015 season has revealed itself seems as if it’s the result of one massive issue, and that is the poor construction of the roster by Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

The 5-0 start seems a distant memory at this point. What has snowballed before you is a head-scratching, puzzling unfolding of a season for the Falcons.

One that is not a result of various injuries or even a schedule full of juggernaut teams. Losses to San Francisco, Tampa Bay twice, Indianapolis are because of the team having little depth, incompetent drafts and seasons of below-average evaluation.

What has snowballed before you is a head-scratching, puzzling unfolding of a season for the Falcons.

Some may oppose, but I’m taking away whatever pressure that has been placed on head coach Dan Quinn. He’s safe. He’s the right coach. He deserves ample time to implement his desired schemes and draft and/or pursue in free agency the players that he needs to succeed.

Dimitroff, on the other hand?

The list of Dimitroff’s errors have piled up to make the average Falcons fan feel nauseous. The drafting of LT Sam Baker, CB Chevis Jackson, FS Thomas DeCoud, DT Peria Jerry, CB Chris Owens, DE Lawrence Sidbury, LB Akeem Dent, DE Peter Konz, OT Lamar Holmes and DE Prince Shembo just to name a few.

The free agent whiffs of RB Steven Jackson, DE Ray Edwards and DE Osi Umenyiora. The releasing of former Falcons DE John Abraham and LB Sean Witherspoon.

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The saving grace for Dimitroff’s GM role is the drafting of QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones, RB Devonta Freeman, and the hire of Dan Quinn as coach.

While that’s enough for an argument to be made, poor drafting has left the offensive line with little depth for several seasons, no reliable option behind Ryan, the sudden lack of depth outside of Julio Jones, and no stability on the defensive line which translates to little sack totals over the years.

Those who are not up-to-par on what has transpired in Flowery Branch over the seasons will not realize how the urgency level has been ignored for key positions. The offensive line has been neglected as well as proper enhancement of the defensive line. Now, seasons of that same nature/approach has presented this: A team with talent but with unexplainable losses and various finger pointing.

A once highly sought after, on-the-rise general manager from the oak tree front office that is New England has now mounted season after season after season of questionable moves that has the Falcons team voided of required talent, and a fan base voided of successful results.