Terry Fontenot on sustained success: ‘You have to continue to evolve’

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Matt Urben
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There are many different paths to success in the NFL, but sustained success is something reserved for the truly elite franchises. During the Falcons’ search for a new general manager, team owner Arthur Blank made it a priority to find someone capable of creating sustainability.

Atlanta ultimately hired Terry Fontenot, the former New Orleans Saints vice president/assistant general manager of pro personnel, for the team’s GM vacancy. Fontenot is facing a great challenge in taking over a cash-strapped franchise that has missed the playoffs three years in a row. On the bright side, the Falcons still have some great pieces and a top-five draft selection in 2021.

In an interview posted on the team’s official website, Fontenot talked about some of the philosophies that he will try to incorporate in Atlanta, including evolution.

“You have to continue to evolve, said Fontenot. “You have your principals but you have to evolve. You have to have the mindset to always be looking to learn. You have to be inquisitive, whether you’re a GM or head coach or really a leader in any department in the building.”

Watch the full interview with Fontenot, as shared by the team’s Twitter account below.

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