Daily Archives: January 14, 2008

NFL News: Thomas Dimitroff–learn his name

Took a stroll through the Falcons’ web site today.  Feast your neurons on the following:

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons today announced that Thomas Dimitroff has been named the club’s new General Manager.

Dimitroff, who joins the Falcons immediately, will direct all aspects of football operations and, working with the new head coach of the Falcons, will have final authority over all personnel decisions related to the signing of free agents, the selection of players in the NFL Draft, trades, terminations, and related decisions. He will also handle coordinating other football-related activities with the head coach.  Dimitroff will report to club President Rich McKay.

“Thomas is a really bright football mind who comes out of the most successful franchise in sports today,” McKay said. “He has an excellent track record of evaluating players, and I certainly look forward to working with him.”

Dimitroff’s first priority will be completing the search for the new head coach.

“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to become a part of the Atlanta Falcons organization,” Dimitroff said. “I’m looking forward to working with Mr. Blank and Rich McKay, two highly respected men in the world of professional football.”

Falcons Owner & CEO Arthur Blank added, “I want to personally thank Robert Kraft for making Thomas available to us now. In doing so, he is helping us complete our head coach search in a timely manner, and ensuring the most positive and productive relationship between the new head coach and general manager. Robert represents the best of spirit of the NFL and between owners.”

Read the rest of this news item here.