Patriots' Dimitroff Accepts Job In Atlanta
Thomas Dimitroff
Thomas Dimitroff
PatriotsInsider.com
Posted Jan 12, 2008


The Atlanta Falcons interviewed New England Patriots' director of College Scouting Thomas Dimitroff via remote connection this past week. It appears he's won the job to become the next GM according to published reports. The Rumor on Dimitroff's departure just heated up.

The Falcons have been looking for both a general manager and a new head coach after their latest season unraveled due to Michael Vick's dog fighting scandal, Bobby Petrino's decision to quit 13 weeks into his first season and a substandard performance by players that saw the Falcons stumble to a 4-12 record to finish in the basement of the NFC South.

Although Rich McKay hasn't completely whiffed on his entire draft class of late, he hasn't been getting the job done as well as the other teams in the division. Some of the decisions have been questionable, and team owner Arthur Blank wants change. Blank wanted someone who has experience finding talent through the Draft, which is why he reassigned McKay away from personnel decisions and moved him to a new front office position.

Dimitroff has drawn interest from a number of teams. According to league insider Adam Caplan, teams see the players the Patriots have brought in and are interested in Dimitroff because he's considered part of the reason for the Patriots' success in the Draft.

Dimitroff is the second Patriots coach or front office type to draw interest this week. Patriots' offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was sought for interviews by a number of teams including the Falcons and the Ravens. McDaniels declined to be interviewed, instead choosing to remain with the Patriots. On Thursday he reiterated that position.

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