Atlanta Falcons rookie Kyle Pitts impresses in loss to Tom Brady’s Bucs
The Atlanta Falcons rookie tight-end Kyle Pitts was the leading receiver for Atlanta finishing the day with five catches for 73-receiving yards for an average of 14.6-yards per catch. That certainly will get it done for a rookie looking to make an early impact.
Kyle Pitts and Matt Ryan getting on the same page in week two, that was the highlight of what turned into a blowout loss. Pitts was explosive and made the flashy catches Atlanta hoped the rookie might.
For Pitts, it is a step in the right direction but merely scratching the surface of what this young pass-catcher is capable of.
The Atlanta Falcons have a building block for their franchise in Kyle Pitts
If you’re a glass half full Falcons fan the center of your attention is certainly on Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson. Both players attempted to will Atlanta back into the game and made plays when Atlanta had to have them.
Patterson was explosive and seemingly played every skill position possible on Sunday for Atlanta. He was arguably Atlanta’s best player on Sunday and it is the second week in a row he has been in that discussion.
For Pitts, week three is going to be another step forward as he faces an even softer defense in the New York Giants. If Gage and Ridley continue to get off to a slow start Pitts may quickly become Ryan’s preferred target and who he looks for when he must have a play.
The unfortunate side of Pitts’ performance is the fact it will go unnoticed by most considering it came in a blowout loss to Tom Brady. If you look at the box score it isn’t known that Atlanta pulled this game to 28-25 because of Pitts and Matt Ryan.
They willed their team back into a game they had no business competing in when you look and compare roster talent. This game was about a veteran willing his team to do what they weren’t capable of and a young tight-end who is on his way to establishing himself as a top-ten player at his position this season.