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2012 NFL Draft: Falcons Look to Fix 4th-and-Short Failures Through Draft

Head Coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff know about the Atlanta Falcons’ fourth-and-short woes from last season. The team ranked 26 th in the league with a dismal 30.8 percent success rate on fourth-down plays in 2011. But it was so much more than that. Who could forget the third possession of the playoff game in New York? Atlanta entered the series with just four yards of total offense on its first two drives.
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Breaking Down Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff's Hit Rate on Draft Picks

American Football / NFL : Bleacher Report - NFL (3 months ago)

Thomas Dimitroff is one of the best general managers in the NFL, and his decisions have led the Atlanta Falcons to their most successful period in team history. And a big part of that is because the Falcons have been successful at b... Read Post

Atlanta Falcons extend contracts of Mike Smith, Thomas Dimitroff, Rich McKay

American Football / NFL : Shutdown Corner (3 months ago)

Despite a miserable 4-12 season for the Atlanta Falcons, the futures of head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and team president Rich McKay never were in doubt apparently. All three were given contract extensions M... Read Post

With extensions, Smith, Dimitroff must win

American Football / NFL : NFL Nation Blog (3 months ago)

Rarely, if ever, will you see an NFL coach get a contract extension after his team finishes a season 4-12. Such was the scenario for Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith on Monday, as Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff rece... Read Post


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