Atlanta Falcons News: The spotlight is on general manager Thomas Dimitroff
Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. A lot of talk right now is on Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, and today’s Dirty Bird Daily features plenty of discussion on his job, his future and what he needs to do to stay beyond 2016. There’s also a look at the Falcons in the Pro Bowl today.
As you sip your coffee this fine Saturday morning, enjoy reading these articles from the Atlanta Falcons blogosphere.
Five quick takes on Thomas Dimitroff — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com
There’s plenty of discussion right now about Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff. Should he still be the general manager? And what must he do to avoid being replaced at the end of the 2016 season? D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com gives five quick takes from Dimitroff’s press conference with head coach Dan Quinn.
Quinn emphasizes Matt Ryan being comfortable in scheme — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
There’s no denying the struggles Matt Ryan faced in 2015. Poor throws and decisions, miscommunications and missed throws were all commonplace, and coach Dan Quinn has emphasized the point that Ryan must be more comfortable in Kyle Shanahan’s scheme. That’s a focus for the offseason.
Dimitroff knows job is on the line — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
Many expected Dimitroff to be fired this offseason, but he will remain for at least another year. Dimitroff knows he needs to perform well to avoid losing his job next year. The pressure is well and truly on the Falcons general manager.
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Team Irvin RB group motivated to win — Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com
Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com takes a look at the Pro Bowl. How about this for a running back group: Devonta Freeman, Todd Gurley and Patrick DiMarco. The three are focused to get a win for Team Irvin this weekend.