COVER 9@9: Blank happy with restructured operation

9:00 am Aug. 12, 2015

(Welcome all! With the NFL becoming more of a passing league, the “Cover 9@9” blog is here for you every Wednesday at 9 a.m. We’ll get to everything about the Atlanta Falcons from Friday Night Lights

Falcons’ draft board: Bud Dupree vs. Randy Gregory

9:57 am Apr. 24, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH – We’re skipping Mock 4.0  because we’re talking to general Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn today and the Final Mock will be out on Wednesday.

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Falcons’ Free Agency: Let’s give Pioli some help

12:01 pm Feb. 6, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH – Under the restructured front office, assistant general manager Scott Pioli is in charge of free agency.

This year’s free agency period starts on March 7. That’s when teams are allowed to talk to

Thomas Dimitroff, Scott Pioli spotted at the Peach Bowl

7:39 pm Dec. 31, 2014

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and assistant general manager Scott Pioli were spotted together on the sidelines evaluating players during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Wednesday in Atlanta.

Texas Christian pummeled Mississippi, 42-3

It’s been a rough

VIDEO: Reaction to Falcons free agent moves

4:10 pm Mar. 12, 2014

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Jeff Schultz join CineSport’s Noah Coslov to review the Falcons’ signings on the first day of free agency and to discuss where the team still has needs.

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Dimitroff & Pioli ready to make moves

7:27 am Jan. 31, 2014

NEW YORK – Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and new assistant general manager Scott Pioli made the rounds at radio row on Thursday at the Super Bowl.

Afterwards, Dimitroff granted an exclusive interview to me and columnist Jeff