Falcons' Kyle Pitts looks to build upon Pro Bowl rookie year

The tight end played all 17 games for the seven-win Falcons and while he only had one touchdown catch in that span, he managed to catch 68 通过 1,026 yards on his way to his first Pro Bowl.

Pitts told Fox News Digital in a recent interview he was looking forward to doingtwice as betterwhen he takes the field for his second season.

I would say my first year was a learning experience, and it was something that I always wanted,” Pitts said.

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) celebrates a touchdown with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during the NFL Pro Bowl Feb. 6, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) celebrates a touchdown with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during the NFL Pro Bowl Feb. 6, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It’s something that I embraced, and the pressure coming in with it and putting it on myself to compete at a high level and go out and be the best player I can be. That’s something I kind of focused on. 在一天结束时, it’s a game, and it’s something I love doing.

Pitts’ second season in the NFL will be a bit different.

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Kyle Pitts (8) of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball after a reception as Ross Cockrell (43) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pursues at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 5, 2021, 在亚特兰大.

Kyle Pitts (8) of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball after a reception as Ross Cockrell (43) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pursues at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 5, 2021, 在亚特兰大. (凯文 C. 考克斯/盖蒂图片社)

The Falcons traded their longtime quarterback Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts. Atlanta signed QB Marcus Mariota in the offseason and selected Desmond Ridder in the third round of the draft.

Pitts, who is also entering another season as a brand ambassador with C4 Energy, told Fox News Digital what he does to handle some of the pressures he faces.

Living and acting where your feet are. Just living day by day and living in the moment,” 他说. “Don’t live in the future or worry about the past. Try to stay level-headed every day. Find different ways to be the best player I can when I’m on the field and be the best teammate when I’m off the field.

Atlanta finished last in the division in 2021 but did manage to pick up two wins against divisional opponents on the road.

Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons reacts against the New Orleans Saints during a game at the Caesars Superdome Nov. 7, 2021, in New Orleans.

Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons reacts against the New Orleans Saints during a game at the Caesars Superdome Nov. 7, 2021, in New Orleans. (Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The Falcons’ season begins Sept. 11 against the 新奥尔良圣徒.

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