Falcons' Kyle Pitts living his dream: 'I’ve been wanting to play in the NFL my whole life'

Mientras los Falcons atraviesan actualmente un reflujo en la historia de su franquicia, Pitts disfruta de la oportunidad de convertirse en un jugador de la NFL de pleno derecho. Es todo lo que siempre ha soñado.

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I’ll be very excited,” Pitts said Wednesday, mediante el Atlanta Journal-Constitución. “I’ve been waiting my whole life. I’ve been wanting to play in the NFL my whole life.

Pitts will immediately be the focal point of a new offense helmed by new head coach Arthur Smith and offensive coordinator Dave Ragone. Quarterback Matt Ryan lost Julio Jones via a trade with the Tennessee Titans but will still have Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage to throw to as well.

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ago 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, Estados Unidos; Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) catches a pass during warmups before their game against the Cleveland Browns at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

ago 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, Estados Unidos; Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) catches a pass during warmups before their game against the Cleveland Browns at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

There’s a ton of expectations for Pitts coming into his first season as a pro. He had a standout junior season at Florida with 43 capturas para 770 yardas y 12 touchdowns. The young stud said he doesn’t even bother with any kind of media.

I haven’t read an article since my freshman year of high school,” he said in a profile on the team’s sitio web. “I don’t read the media. I don’t listen to the expectations. I know what coach [Arthur] Smith and coach [Justin] Peelle expect from me and what’s going on in this building and my immediate circle, so that’s what I take care of and listen to.

Pitts and the Falcons start their season against the Philadelphia Eagles en septiembre. 12.

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