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  1. Atlanta's needs are very narrow

    Pat Yasinskas

    While it seems like just about every NFL team will be using what's left of free agency and the NFL draft to address multiple needs, the Atlanta Falcons are in a very unique position. At least on paper, they only have one hole on their roster. T...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  2. Falcons keep plowing with Peter Konz

    Pat Yasinskas

    As it turns out, the Atlanta Falcons aren't planning to jump over that playoff hurdle that's been talked so much about. They simply plan to plow right through it. The latest evidence came Friday night when the Falcons used their second-round draft...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  3. Falcons' plan on Julio Jones was calculated

    Pat Yasinskas

    Before taking the biggest leap in Thursday night's first round, the Atlanta Falcons spent as much time researching Alabama receiver Julio Jones as they did on franchise quarterback Matt Ryan when he came into the league in 2008. In this radio inte...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  4. Falcons go all-in for Julio Jones

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I just finished a news conference with Carolina coach Ron Rivera and Marty Hurney, walked out and got hit with the news the Atlanta Falcons had traded up to grab wide receiver Julio Jones at No. 6. Wow, that's a leap. In fact, i...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  5. At No. 27, Dimitroff in comfort zone

    Pat Yasinskas

    When he was hired as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons back in 2008, Thomas Dimitroff was given some instructions by owner Arthur Blank. With the Falcons coming off the Bobby Petrino mess and Michael Vick's legal issues and suspension, the me...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  6. Draft Watch: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: decision-makers. Atlanta Falcons Make no mistake, general manager Thomas Di...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  7. Draft Watch: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: schemes and themes. Atlanta Falcons It took general manager Thomas Dimitrof...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  8. Draft Watch: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: biggest team needs. Atlanta Falcons Perhaps the biggest positive to come out of...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  9. Draft Watch: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: decision-makers. Atlanta Falcons General manager Thomas Dimitroff has final s...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  10. Draft Watch: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Draft approach. Atlanta Falcons General manager Thomas Dimitroff is one of the...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  11. Ryan timetable should be based on logic, not emotion

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Falcons sound serious about starting QB Matt Ryan from day one. That could be a serious mistake, writes Pat Yasinskas.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2008
  12. Ryan gives Falcons hope, new identity

    Pat Yasinskas

    Drafting Matt Ryan was the right move for the Falcons, a team in desperate need of a fresh face and someone capable of generating optimism, writes Pat Yasinskas.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2008