There are 30 NFL clubs wishing they were right where the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are this week, days away from a shot at bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy home. While both teams continue preparing Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are preparing for a new era, one directed by the 16th head coach in franchise history.
While the Falcons continue efforts in hiring and announcing their new coaching staff, preparations for the upcoming free agency and NFL Draft periods continue. During his recent week in Mobile, Ala., at the 2015 Senior Bowl, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff assessed his club's busy offseason to NFL Network's Alex Flanagan, optimistic of positive, impactful changes in the very near future.
"We're trying to get ourselves in order, and I'm very confident we will," Dimitroff said. "I think we have a number of pillar positions in place that make it an attractive job for a head coach, and I think this is a situation where we are right now with the eighth pick overall, where it's going to give us an opportunity to get to some of those parts of our roster that we definitely need to shore up."
The 2015 NFL Draft takes place April 30-May 2 in Chicago.