Posted: 2:09 pm Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

RAW VIDEO: Thomas Dimitroff, Scott Pioli on the Falcons 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

MOBILE, Ala. – Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and new assistant general manager Scott Pioli did an interview with the team’s flagship station, 790TheZone before talking to the media group.

Former Falcons Dave Archer and Alge Crumpler conducted the radio station interview (some of the video above), but they broke into smaller interview sessions with the print and digital media.

Here are some excerpts:

DIMITROFF:  Scott  and I talked about working together again for some time. I’ve learned a lot from him as a mentor and a co-worker and friend. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about football over the years. This is just a great opportunity for ScotT Pioli to join us and help bolster the staff not only from a personnel standpoint, but to become a very integral and important part…..”

PIOLI: I just needed some new gear

PIOLI ON HIS YEAR AWAY: I was able to do some things in the media and understand some of the things that I didn’t understand before. . . . This year away has been great on many levels.

DIMITROFF ON LOSING LES SNEAD AND DAVID CALDWELL: Scott is one of the best football men in this league. To have an opportunity to have him sit at the table and provide insight, it’s great on so many levels.  Not only for all of the successes that Scott has had, but also the challenges that he’s had. This isn’t just about personnel, it’s about building a football team.

PIOLI: There’s already a lot of good football people here. The other thing is that Lionel Vital is here. We all worked together 100 years ago in Cleveland and then in New England.  We all know our strengths and limitations.

5 comments
devounknown1000
devounknown1000

ARTHUR BLANKS NEED CALL ME.


#6 JADEVEON CLOWNEY DE OR ANTHONY BARR DE


#37 DAVID YANKEY OG OR CYRIL RICHARDSON OG


David Yankey is a beast can play all positions on the line, would be Falcons starting Center if needed.


#68 KELVIN BENJAMIN WR / TE OR TRE MASON RB


Kelvin Benjamin to replace TG, would be a steal for Falcons just need add 10pounds.


#99 GABE JACKSON OG OR JACK MEWHORT OT


#135 DANIEL MCCULLERS DT OR TERRANCE BROOKS FS


#166 ISAIAH CROWELL RB OR BRANDON COLEMAN WR


#197 J.C COPELAND FB OR ZACK KERR DT


Zack Kerr is a beast have a great first step move for guy his size, Falcons have to draft this guy if fall this far down.


GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Dasdguy
Dasdguy

Pioli/TD;    Go For the BIGGEST  BEEFIEST NASTIEST O/D Line  MF'rs you can find. . Let the Coaches do the rest.

devounknown1000
devounknown1000

Scott  Pioli - Is a great move for Falcons.


He believe in defense before anything, this just what doctor order.


GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

devounknown1000
devounknown1000

I give all credit to Arthur Blanks for putting the pressure on TD and Mike Smith.


ARTHUR BLANKS HAS TO BE ONE TOP OWNERS IN HISTORY OF THE NFL.


It's do or die for TD, MIKE SMITH .


GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!