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Atlanta Falcons restructure player personnel department

...among other duties.The changes appear to weaken the authority of Dimitroff, whose future was left in doubt by owner Arthur Blank at the news conference to announce coach Mike Smith's firing.Blank said the new coach and Dimitroff "will report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-07/atlanta-falcons-restructure-p
Falcons fire head coach Mike Smith

...6-10. "Smitty's contributions to our club, team and city over the last seven years are numerous," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement released by the team. "His accomplishments on the field made him the most successful coach in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-29/falcons-fire-head-coach-mike
Matt Ryan, Mike Smith not ready to see end to Falcons partnership

...refuses to apologize that they're in position to win the division and play host to a playoff game next week.Owner Arthur Blank hasn't said if he wants Smith to return next season. A victory, though, wouldn't hurt the coach's chances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-24/matt-ryan-mike-smith-not-read
Atlanta Falcons hoping for fresh start in playoffs

...unknown how advancing to the playoffs might affect owner Arthur Blank's decision on Smith's future."I know that's...football game and I'm going to continue to do that until Arthur Blank tells me differently."Tickets for a Falcons playoff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-22/atlanta-falcons-hoping-fresh-
Scott Michaux: Predictions for 2015

...FALCONS: This franchise needs to think defensively. As inspiring as it would be to hire Rex Reed to replace Mike Smith, Arthur Blank will probably bring in Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as the next head coach. But the birds are more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2014-12-30/scott-michaux-predi
Falcons owner Arthur Blank has 'complete confidence' Atlanta will return to elite status

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank fully supports coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff and believes they'll lead his team back to the playoffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-06/falcons-owner-arthur-blank-ha
Arthur Blank just another rookie at Falcons camp

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Arthur Blank looks at himself as just another rookie, trying to earn his place in the NFL. As the Atlanta Falcons opened training camp Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/26/pro_349745.shtml
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Arthur Blank disappointed with Falcons postseason record

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednes day he is disappointed the team is "not where we need to be," but he said turnover on the coaching staff might help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-01-11/arthur-blank-disappointed-fal
Paul Soliai, Tyson Jackson bring size to Atlanta's D-line

...Ga. - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the off-season began.Owner Arthur Blank, echoing what coach Mike Smith said the day after Atlanta wrapped up a 4-12 record, demanded that the team get stronger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-12/paul-soliai-tyson-jackson-bri
Falcons head coach says he's not worried about job security

...prepare each and every week like we know how to do it," he said. "I'm going to continue to do that until (owner Arthur) Blank tells me otherwise."The Falcons seem to be trapped in a downward spiral. Atlanta (2-6) led the De troit Lions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-27/falcons-head-coach-says-hes-n