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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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With extensions, Smith, Dimitroff must win

American Football / NFL : NFL Nation Blog (6 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

Dimitroff, Smith feel Clowney's passion

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

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith expressed no concern about top prospect Jadeveon Clowney's motivation as the team prepares for next week's NFL Draft. There has been talk of the Falcons poss... Read Post

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

American Football / NFL : Shutdown Corner (6 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


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