Falcons general manager Thomas Dimtroff is having a difficult time abiding by the 24-hour rule, that states the team gets 24 hours to celebrate a win or dwell on a loss before moving on.
It's no wonder. The Falcons' 48-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs has left a bad taste in everyone's mouths.
Dimtroff appeared on the Moving the Chains radio show with Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan on Tuesday night, according to NFL.com's Jason Feller, and expressed his troubles with getting over the playoff loss.
"Normally, I'm pretty resilient and can bury that after 24 hours, but when you don't have another game to play it's very difficult," Dimitroff told Kirwan and Ryan. "To be quite honest with you, I wasn't expecting that. I thought we prepared very, very well and had very sharp practices leading up and we fell short. It was very disappointing."
Dimitroff spoke from Mobile, Ala., where he spent Monday and Tuesday looking at players preparing for the Senior Bowl on Saturday. He's gained a reputation for strong draft classes, and with the 2010 season in the books, Dimitroff is focusing on the next crop of athletes the Falcons will bring in.
Feller noted that Dimitroff was especially excited about Florida guard Marcus Gilbert during the interview.