Report: Falcons could still part ways with GM Thomas Dimitroff
On Monday, Falcons owner Arthur Blank fired head coach Mike Smith after seven seasons, but did not elect to fire Dimitroff. According to PFT, if the new coach that Blank hires wants his own personnel specialist, Dimitroff could get the axe.
From the report:
As one source explained it, search firm Korn Ferry is advising NFL teams who have fired their coaches to take a wait-and-see approach with the GM until the new coach is hired.
The Falcons are reportedly set to interview ex-Jets coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday, and have also requested interviews with Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Ryan is also scheduled to interview with the San Francisco 49ers and the Bills are also reportedly interested.
Dimitroff has been the Falcons GM since 2008. He previously served as the Patriots national scout and director of college scouting.
Atlanta finished 6-10 and in third place in the NFC South this season. The team dropped three of its final four games.
- Molly Geary