Our ongoing podcast series reviewing the Thomas Dimitroff years for the Falcons continues today with his efforts in the 2012 season. This season featured a team that would go 13-3 and ultimately fall just short in the NFC Championship game against the 49ers.
To examine this season, I was joined by Andrew Hirsh, formerly a writer at AtlantaFalcons.com. We talked about the moves made by the GM and why this season was an incredibly mixed bag.
- The first big contract for QB Matt Ryan worth over 100M
- The pain of letting veterans like John Abraham, Tyson Clabo and Michael Turner go
- The retirement of Todd McClure and why it kickstarted years of bad play at center
- Saying goodbye to Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson and how it spurred the draft choices
- Drafting Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford and why that ended up being the right move
- The disastrous Sam Baker contract
- So much more
If you’re interested in catching up with prior entries in the series, you can find links to them below.
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