Q&A: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff on moving forward


Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff speaking at the 2015 scouting combine. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/DLedbetter@ajc.com)
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff doing a radio interview. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

Everyone has been very encouraged. I will tell you that the scouting staff is really excited about having an opportunity to sit down . . . .you can imagine the energy in the room when you have the scouts in there, who have just been hanging off the end of their seats trying to figure out what the next step is as far as acquiring talent. Then you have a new coaching staff, which is armed with a lot of enthusiasm and passion. It’s been fun watching how they are really working together. That’s a big thing for us going into the future. We are very focused going forward that there is a synergy coaching and personnel. That’s vital for us moving forward.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff chatting with ESPN's John Clayton at the scouting combine. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/DLedbetter@ajc.com)

Yes, seeing how it worked in New England was important. But again, I’m not concerned about disagreements (around) building this football team. Again, I’m really, really fired up from the two weeks that we worked together and discussed players, as well as discussing them with the scouting staff and becoming more aware of what we’re looking for. Again, that’s going to be vital.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff doing an interview with Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports at the scouting combine. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

understand that if you inundate them with too much you can muddy the waters so to speak. Then it may become a little bit of over analysis. . . . I understand and Dan understands the importance of supplementing (information).

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.