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By: Tim Weaver | June 18, 2019 9:00 am

 

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has established himself as one of the top executives in the NFL. He’s kept the team competitive over the last 11 seasons through a combination of solid draft picks and management of the salary cap. Dimitroff also has a keen eye for the kind of athlete that can put a team over the top.

Earlier this week, Dimitroff was a guest on the “Move the Sticks” podcast with Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks. He shed some light on his team-building philosophy in today’s league, specifically in regards to building around star players versus filling out a roster with depth guys. Dimitroff says he believes in making moves for special players like Julio Jones, who he gave up five draft picks for. Here’s what Dimitroff had to say.

Inhabit;ord=9631002686157.615;dc_seg=756255014?“We truly need to have these outrageously talented people. . . Whether it’s a big-time defensive player, or whether it’s in Julio Jones’ case, a guy that’s gonna have everyone on their heels, whether he catches four balls or 14 balls, it was a difference-maker through and through. . . I truly believe that your killer players have to be that influential and they have to turn the world upside down.”

It’s an interesting conversation that is worth hearing all the way through. You can listen to the full podcast here.

 

https://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2019/06/18/falcons-thomas-dimitroff-podcast-team-building/?src=rss

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1 hour ago, birdz4i said:

By: Tim Weaver | June 18, 2019 9:00 am

 

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has established himself as one of the top executives in the NFL. He’s kept the team competitive over the last 11 seasons through a combination of solid draft picks and management of the salary cap. Dimitroff also has a keen eye for the kind of athlete that can put a team over the top.

Earlier this week, Dimitroff was a guest on the “Move the Sticks” podcast with Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks. He shed some light on his team-building philosophy in today’s league, specifically in regards to building around star players versus filling out a roster with depth guys. Dimitroff says he believes in making moves for special players like Julio Jones, who he gave up five draft picks for. Here’s what Dimitroff had to say.

Inhabit;ord=9631002686157.615;dc_seg=756255014?“We truly need to have these outrageously talented people. . . Whether it’s a big-time defensive player, or whether it’s in Julio Jones’ case, a guy that’s gonna have everyone on their heels, whether he catches four balls or 14 balls, it was a difference-maker through and through. . . I truly believe that your killer players have to be that influential and they have to turn the world upside down.”

It’s an interesting conversation that is worth hearing all the way through. You can listen to the full podcast here.

 

https://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2019/06/18/falcons-thomas-dimitroff-podcast-team-building/?src=rss

Now if he can just find that killer pass rush we’ll be all set

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38 minutes ago, vel said:

Plain and simple. As much as people hate Julio here (yep, I said it), you can't win without game changing talent. We don't sniff the 2016 SB without Julio. Just like we don't sniff the 2012 SB without Julio. 

Can’t believe falcon fans actually hate JJ. He’s flat out the best WR in football. I wouldn’t have or had a problem if he was traded for the right compensation before aging out .....but he is without a doubt a game changer and HOF. Dude is very very special. He’s a big reason the SB window is open for the falcons

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51 minutes ago, vel said:

Plain and simple. As much as people hate Julio here (yep, I said it), you can't win without game changing talent. We don't sniff the 2016 SB without Julio. Just like we don't sniff the 2012 SB without Julio. 

I love JJ and MR. I think they are both players at the top of their position. Matt being more top 5 than THE top as in JJ's case. Only hate I have is for this porous defense.

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