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

Mentre i Falcons attraversano attualmente un riflusso nella storia della loro franchigia, Pitts sta assaporando la possibilità di diventare un giocatore NFL a tutti gli effetti. È tutto ciò che ha sempre sognato.

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I’ll be very excited,” Pitts said Wednesday, tramite il Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “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 perduto 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, Stati Uniti d'America; 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, Stati Uniti d'America; 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 catture per 770 cantieri e 12 touchdown. 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 sito 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 il sett. 12.

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