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Falcoholic Podcast: Reviewing the Thomas Dimitroff years - 2009

The year of Peria Jerry and a rare Matt Ryan injury.

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Our ongoing podcast series reviewing the Thomas Dimitroff years for the Falcons continues today with his sophomore effort in the 2009 season. This pivotal season marked the first time in franchise history that the club had two straight winning seasons, even though the year as a whole was disappointing.

To talk about it, I was joined by Allen Strk to dive into the trades, free agent moves and draft class to see how well (or not) the GM did in this season.

Topics discussed includes:

  • The pivotal trade for Tony Gonzalez and how it reshaped the team for the next 5 years
  • The pick of Peria Jerry and why it made sense at the time but has turned into one of the biggest disappointments under Dimitroff
  • The quality of the overall draft class and why cracks began to emerge in the foundation being laid for the team
  • So much more

If you’re interested in catching up with prior entries in the series, you can find links to them below.

2008

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