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Falcoholic Podcast: Reviewing the Thomas Dimitroff years - 2012

The trade for Asante Samuel still ranks as one of Thomas Dimitroff’s best in Atlanta.

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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 Matt Karoly. We talked about the moves made by the GM and why this season was the precursor to some rough seasons ahead.

Topics included:

  • Letting guys like Curtis Lofton and Eric Weems walk, and why the latter may have been the more egregious of the two
  • Keeping around guys like John Abraham and Todd McClure for one more year and why it directly led to the success of the 2012 season
  • Dimitroff finally having to pay players he drafted, including Kroy Biermann, Thomas Decoud and Harry Douglas
  • The great trade for Asante Samuel and signing Robert McClain, and how both moves saved a secondary that lost Brent Grimes
  • The unfortunate draft class that includes Peter Konz and Lamar Holmes
  • So much more

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

2008

2009

2010

2011

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