He’s done it again!
At his second coin toss in three years, Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff didn’t have to call heads or tails (the NFL provided a custom coin). But he got the result he wanted as Atlanta won a toss over the Houston Texans to win the No. 19 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
The last time the Falcons took part in a coin toss was the 2008 NFL Combine, when the call of “tails” resulted in the No. 3 overall selection and starting quarterback Matt Ryan.
The coin flip could prove great importance as the Falcons and Texans, according to many media types, have similar draft needs. Houston is likely to let cornerback Dunta Robinson go in free agency and could use help in the secondary.
Atlanta fans are pushing for defense to continue the building process initiated by Head Coach Mike Smith and and Dimitroff two years ago. Last season, all but one of the team’s draft picks came on the defensive side of the ball.