Jump to content

Ranking The General Managers 2010


hawkeye
 Share

Recommended Posts

18. Thomas Dimitroff, Atlanta Falcons: The 2008 NFL Executive of the Year started off with a bang in Atlanta. Not only did he hire the right coach in Mike Smith, he also acquired workhorse back Michael Turner to take the load off his rookie franchise quarterback Matt Ryan. A closer look at Dimitroff’s draft picks, however, reveals that he may have reached for injury-prone players who could have a difficult time justifying where they were selected (see Sam Baker, Peria Jerry and William Moore). The jury is still out on the former scout.

HC Rankings:

18. Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons: Smith rode rookie quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner to an impressive 11-5 campaign in 2008, but the Falcons slid a little in 2009. Smith is a great game manager and makes the proper gambles when necessary.

OC Rankings:

7. Mike Mularkey, Atlanta Falcons: Mularkey inherited an arsenal of threats for his offense that not many teams can match. A punishing running game is Mularkey’s top priority, which in turn opens up the aerial attack. Matt Ryan and Roddy White have grown under Mularkey’s tutelage.

DC Rankings:

22. Brian Van Gorder, Atlanta Falcons: Van Gorder believes heavily in ball control and getting the opposing offense off the field as quickly as possible. His bullish style of play and focus on limiting mistakes is what kept Atlanta’s defense thumping all season.

http://www.nfldraftbible.com/Daily-Dose/nfl-rankings-the-defensive-coordinators-2010.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OC RANKINGS

2. Charlie Weis, Kansas City Chiefs

4. Scott Linehan, Detroit Lions

23. Joe Philbin, Green Bay Packers

OK, that right there made my eyes bleed. :wacko:

Charlie Weis??? Might have been a good OC in NE, but what has he done in KC? Linehan... no comment.

Ranking Mike Smith #18 is just nutball. He coached his team to a winning record despite not having his starting QB for 3 games, starting HB for 5 games, a rash of other injuries, and one of the hardest schedules in the NFL. C'MON!

Comrade will be looking a lot better when PJ and Willy Mo tear it up this year(I have faith Moore will make it into the lineup if healthy).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2008 Executive of the year, turned a team that was epected to go 3-13 (many said 1-15) to a playoff contender in 1 season (one of the greatest surprise/turnaround seasons of all-time), took a franchise QB in Matt Ryan when 99% of the so called experts wanted us to spent the #3 pick on a DT (a position with much lower upside that offers very poor value at the top of the draft), and he only get ranked at #18! What did he have to do to break the top 10? Go 19-0?

Why doesn't he get any credit for drafting Ryan, or Lofton, or Decoud, or Bierman? To find those 4 guys in 2 drafts is fantastic drafting, and that's before you even consider that others like HD, Baker, Jerry, Moore, Owens and Sidbury from the same 2 drafts could also develop into good football players. As for "reaching for injury prone players", when were Jerry or Moore considered reaches? As I recall, both were considered decent value selections at the time.

That is the biggest pile of BS that I've ever seen. Whislt it's too early to call TD the best GM in the NFL (until he wins at least 1 title) I wouldn't swap him for anybody.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why doesn't he get any credit for drafting Ryan, or Lofton, or Decoud, or Bierman? To find those 4 guys in 2 drafts is fantastic drafting, and that's before you even consider that others like HD, Baker, Jerry, Moore, Owens and Sidbury from the same 2 drafts could also develop into good football players.

Not to mention drafting our offensive line of the future, IMO, with Reynolds, Johnson, and Hawley in addition to Baker.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...