etherdome Posted September 12, 2015 Share Posted September 12, 2015 (edited) Tommy Dimitroff gets a lot of criticism for his picks. You know, some of the criticism is deserved. He has done a miserable job of building an OL for the team's franchise QB. Truth be told, Tommy is not the greatest personnel guy in the league. But that does not mean that he can't be the greatest GM in the NFL. Fans tend to believe that the most important trait of a GM is finding the best players. Certainly, that is an important part of his job, but the GM needs to manage the cap, project and plan for the future, develop a medical corp to treat and prevent injuries, organize the infrastructure needed for training, coordinate travel, acquire any resources that may give the team an edge, and many other details that I can't even imagine. I think that Tommy excels at several of those jobs, but I am disappointed to find out that he has dropped the ball, when it comes to finding a competitive edge for his team. The man that brought the force plate and biometrics to Flowery Branch, has failed to bring virtual reality to the Falcons. On Monday night, the Falcons will play the Eagles, but there is a second game: Niners vs. Vikings. That game is being dubbed "the virtual bowl." The Vikings and Niners have been using a virtual reality program called STRIVR to simulate game conditions for their players. In other words, their players have been simulating game schemes and conditions, so that they will understand the game better and play more cohesively. Here is one link about the technology: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article34677831.html The Falcons have been shuffling OL's all off season. They also moved to an OL scheme that requires cohesive play among all of the OL. Why on earth wouldn't the Falcons use this promising technology to help their patchwork OL gell more quickly? Several teams signed up for STRIVR: Niners, Vikings, Cowboys, Saints, and Giants. You would think that a GM with spiked hair would be the first guy to try this technological advancement. Is this another missed opportunity? Why are the Falcons not on board the VR train? Edited September 12, 2015 by etherdome Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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