Terry Fontenot has earned his place among the PFN’s Top 24 NFL General Managers. The time he’s been in office is characterized by mixed reviews from the team’s fans. A few analysts have applauded his work so far, while others are waiting to see the results on the field.
Terry Fontenot was ranked 24th on PFN’s list of the top 25 general managers in the NFL
Terry Fontenot is the Falcons’ second-year GM. He has been described as a “patient and able general manger.” His record of helping to develop talented players has made him the main contributor to Atlanta’s accomplishments. Together with two teams, the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their opponents, the Falcons are within the NFC South. The Falcons aren’t likely to compete with the other teams in the NFC South unless they can land a franchise quarterback.
General manager is one the most difficult jobs in the NFL. You’re the chief personnel decision-maker and have one goal in mind: to improve your squad. The best way to do it is to take the appropriate moves each offseason. Your stock can be elevated when you’ve got a steady stream collection of top-quality purchases. A string of questionable deals can send you falling down the list.
He stayed home during Hurricane Rita in 2005
In normal circumstances, Terry Fontenot and his family members would travel home to Lake Charles for Thanksgiving every year. This year however, the storms were so intense that Fontenot was forced to stay at residence in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Rita. He and his family are from all over the United States feel frustrated and are having to endure the stress and disappointment of being in the city. Even with the anxiety of living in a city that is flooded however, the Fontenots attempt to provide the family with the necessities. They also have concerns about the price of living in the neighborhood.
Terry isn’t a particularly emotion-driven person, however Terry felt that he had to help his home town. He realized that he was required to make a difference after his house was destroyed due to the flooding. The wife of his parents came to visit while they were staying in a hotel . She showed him the extent of the damage they suffered. She also told him about those who lived in tents. He was stunned and asked lots of questions. After the season, he took a job with the Atlanta Falcons. The summer before, he with his family spent 48 days at Lake Charles.
He was a first-time GM
First-time coach Terry Fontenot is faced with many challenges. The Falcons possess a poor team and a weak offensive line, as well as the secondary is weak. Additionally, they must improve their backfield as well as their receiver pool. The Falcons finished the season 7-10 with an average of -159 points against teams in the playoffs. It’s hard to believe that this team will be much better than last year. For a successful team it is essential to make a good draft choice. is required.
Fontenot has been spending time getting acquainted with the new team players. He brought in Scouts three weeks prior to the start of the season, and held them for two weeks. Even had them do tasks at their homes. The goal is to get everyone at the same level.
Deion Jones has presented an ever-present challenge to him.
The Atlanta Falcons are in a situation that is unique because they have two players who are free available, Julius Jones and Gerald Foye. Though the former is a restricted free agent, the latter could make an excellent player for the team. Foye is an effective run defender and a pass rusher, but the Falcons have better interior run defense options. There’s a chance that the Falcons are interested in Foye, as his relationship with Fontenot can be advantageous.
Jones has been struggling to get the tackle this season and his coach recognized that this was an issue. Jones regularly misses tackles in alarming amounts. The rate of missed tackles is currently fourth on the NFL. Though he was thought to be a traditional off-ball linebacker years back, Jones has regressed into being a risk in the eyes of Pees.