Atlanta Falcons: 3 Realistic goals in year two for Kyle Pitts
By Nick Halden
2. Score with consistency
Kyle Pitts finished his first NFL season with as many receiving touchdowns in the pro bowl as in the regular season. A player that is a walking mismatch with an elite ability to go up and get the football scoring only once is head scratching. Whether the blame is on Arthur Smith’s scheme or Kyle’s struggles to get open around the endzone is debatable.
The truth is likely a bit of both something that must change this season for Pitts. With his ability to break a long touchdown play combined with the mismatch he should be around the goalline it would be shocking not to see this area of his game improve drastically in year two.
With better weapons around him, Pitts will have more ability to make plays and Arthur Smith will assuredly spend more time figuring out how to best utilize his star tight end around the goal line.
Pitts should finish the season with more than 6-receiving touchdowns this year despite the downgrade at quarterback and be a consistent presence inside the twenty.
A large part of this falls not only on Pitts but Arthur Smith and doing a better job calling plays that allow scoring opportunities for the tight end.