Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has no regrets about trading up for Julio Jones

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Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff traded five picks for a wide receiver, the University of Alabama’s Julio Jones, April 28, 2011.

“Dimitroff swapped the franchise for Jones. Now it’s just he and Julio down by the school yard.” — NFL blogger.

“Wide receivers have had their girlfriends burn down their house. Wide receivers take phone calls in the end zone. Wide receivers shoot themselves in the leg. General manager Thomas Dimitroff should be forced to walk the pigskin plank for orchestrating this foul-sounding yet predictable disaster.’’ — Sports Illustrated blogger.

Yep, hand the man a cigarette, tie on the blindfold, and ask for any last words. Here are his last words:

“Categorically, no,” Dimitroff said softly last week when asked if he ever regret the five-for-one deal.

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