Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: ‘It’s not an exact science’

You can get him after the season, during the scouting combine and sometimes at the Super Bowl, thereby depriving the fans of the team of access to the franchise’s key personnel decision-maker. Like this weekend, after the team make cuts down to 53, the general manager will likely not be available. In the good old days, the GM came out and gave the fans some explanations.

Hopefully, we get something for y’all this weekend either from GM or the head coach.

So, when Dimitroff went on SiriusXMNFL radio with our pals Alex Marvez and Gil “The Godfather” Brandt, Dimitroff addressed several of the topics the fan-base has been venting over on twitter and in other venues over the pass few months.

Hat tip to Brandt and Marvez, who didn’t toss him any softball questions on Wednesday night.

Brandt gave Dimitroff credit for the Julio Jones trade and wanted to know how Peter Konz was mis-evaluated. (Spoiler alert, Dimitroff didn’t admit to a mis-evaluation. He pointed toward Konz’ injuries.) Marvez described the Falcons’ free agency approach in 2015 to a baseball team trying to hit about bunch of “singles” instead of swinging for the fences.

Here’s the best of Dimitroff over the 16 minute-16 second interview:

FILE PHOTO: 122914 ATLANTA: Falcons owner Arthur Blank (from left), GM Thomas Dimitroff and President Rich McKay take questions during a press conference following the firing of head coach Mike Smith at the Arthur M. Blank Foundation on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. The team now knows how much it will cost to extend Julio Jones' contract. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

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Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and assistant general manager Scott Pioli were spotted together on the sidelines evaluating players during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Atlanta. It's not clear if Pioli, who has a larger role in the draft, will be made available to the local media leading up to the draft. (Curtis Compton/CCompton@ajc.com)
Falcons president Rich McKay (from left), general manager Thomas Dimitroff and owner Arthur Blank watch the Falcons play the Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in December of 2012. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

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