It’s not the biggest story of the Super Bowl, headlined by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Ryan, Julio Jones and Quinn of the Falcons. But Dimitroff’s revitalization is a fascinating subplot for the next two weeks. The twist: He hopes his Falcons can defeat one of his mentors in Belichick and his former team in New England.
It was the Patriots coach who gave Dimitroff his first major NFL job after several years as a scout when he became Patriots’ director of college scouting in 2003.
Back in January of 2015, the Super Bowl was not on Dimitroff’s radar. He was coming to grips with a restructuring of Atlanta’s front office, which had given assistant GM Scott Pioli more authority in the pro and college scouting departments. It was an interesting situation considering Dimitroff had worked under Pioli during their time together with the Patriots, while Pioli was vice president of player personnel and Belichick was the overall leader of the team’s football operations.
The Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl for just the second time in franchise history and fans are understandably excited.
To accommodate the fans, the team hosted a special send-off rally at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Sunday. Julio Jones is a monster. In case you weren’t aware, his 73-yard catch-and-run touchdown to open the second-half scoring should be all you need to see. Jones, despite a defensive holding on Ladarius Gunter, caught Matt Ryan’s pass and broke several tackles as he strolled down the right sideline for an Vip Cheap Jerseys incredible score. It came a few minutes after the Packers experienced a three-and-out on their Trade Cheap Jerseys first drive of the half. It was Jones’ second touchdown of the game. 31-0, Falcons.