Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff admitted in an interview on the Talk of Fame Network that he’s entering the 2016 season on the hot seat.
“Of course, I’m on the hot seat,” Dimitroff said, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “This is a very urgent league right now. This is about now. I understand it. My job is to provide them with a winner.”
Dimitroff added that he understands the expectations that come with his position.
Dimitroff has reportedly been on the hot seat for a few years now, but Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced back in January that they would be retaining him for at least one more year.
The Falcons restructured their front office a bit last year and gave Scott Pioli more say in personnel matters. Beyond that, HC Dan Quinn also has say in the team’s roster moves, so another poor season could be it for Dimitroff and his time in Atlanta.
Since Dimitroff took over as the Falcons’ GM in 2008, Atlanta has a record of 66-46 (58.9 percent) which includes four playoff appearances and one win. However, the team has managed to win just 10 games the past few years, so there’s clearly work to be done to get back to being a playoff contender.