birdz4i Posted June 18, 2019 Share Posted June 18, 2019 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. “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 Tribal Chief, gazoo, Tim Mazetti and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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