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Falcons Talk About Pioli Hire; Do Fans Approve?

The Atlanta Falcons' owner and general manager talk about the decision to hire Scott Pioli as the team's assistant general manager.


Here's a quick look at what Arthur Blank and Thomas Dimitroff are saying about Scott Pioli's hire. You can find the entire story on the Official Site.

Thomas Dimitroff

"Scott is one of the most respected and adept talent evaluators in the NFL and a member of three Super Bowl Championship teams," Dimitroff said. "We have worked together well in the past and been friends for more than 20 years. We have had the opportunity to experience a lot of success together, and I am very pleased that he has agreed to join our personnel team so we can work together again. We have made the commitment to improve every aspect of our organization this offseason, and with the addition of Scott to our personnel department, we have taken an important step to enhance our scouting staff."

Arthur Blank

Adding a seasoned personnel executive with the track record like Scott’s is in line with our organizational philosophy of making investments in hiring the best people," Falcons Owner & Chairman Arthur M. Blank said. "This move was made as a result of Thomas’ competitive drive to build the best personnel team in the NFL, and the addition of Scott to his team certainly reflects that."

Again, it sounds like the Falcons are looking to bolster their scouting and add a fresh voice to the decision-making process. Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts on the hire in the comments.