Reputation, past performance mean little to Dimitroff (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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Mark Bradley / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It tells us much about the new order of business that the rookie general manager’s first big personnel move was to dump two All-Pros. It tells us Thomas Dimitroff isn’t cowed by reputation, by history or by hierarchy.

Cutting Alge Crumpler made fiscal and physical sense: He’s a 30-year-old with a bad knee. Cutting Rod Coleman was instructive for the simple reason that Coleman was Rich McKay’s best free-agent acquisition. When you start by jettisoning a big-name guy brought here by your predecessor (who’s still technically your boss), it tells us you don’t much care whose feathers get ruffled.

The worst part about last fall’s epic plunge to 4-12 was the revelation that this vaunted roster was a house of cards — or, more precisely, one card bearing No. 7. Without Michael Vick, little else worked. There were too few playmakers, too many mediocrities. Full Story – Journal-Constitution

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