It's been a while since we've had an article specifically about Arthur Blank, so here you go.
ESPN's Pat Yasinskas had a brief interview with Blank on Monday and came away with the impression that the owner was very much on board with the Falcons' aggressive moves:
"This is not a timid team,’’ Blank said. "This is a team that will continue to make moves for the franchise that will sustain the kind of success that we’ve had in our three winning seasons the last three years. We’ve not gotten to the final game yet, which is our final move.’’
I've said it before and I'll say it again: No matter what his flaws are as an owner, Blank fiercely wants to win. He will bring his considerable fortune and passion to bear to that end, and while it hasn't resulted in a championship yet, it's enough to put the Falcons on the right track.
Equally important is the fact that Blank, Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith all appear to be on board with this strategy. No matter what pundits, fans and fellow NFL front offices may think, this team is confident that flexing its muscle in the draft and upcoming free agency will bring the kind of results we've long dreamed of.
I gotta say that this confidence bodes well, and I do love Blank for it. What say you?