4 Atlanta Falcons that must step up for the team in week three
By Nick Halden
1. Kyle Pitts
How is one of the best pass catchers in football being used as a blocker and finishing games with only two catches? Two games into the season and Pitts has four catches on the season and hasn’t made an impact for Atlanta. None of the four catches were impact plays and if you aren’t looking for the tight end it is hard to remember the second-year player started. While a lot of the struggles are on the shoulders of Marcus Mariota and Arthur Smith it is time for Pitts to demand the football.
As great as Drake London has looked through two weeks of the season Atlanta’s best pass catcher is still Kyle Pitts. He is a game wrecker who simply needs the ball in his hands to create a big play for the Falcons.
Whether it is screens or short routes that give Mariota an easy throw Pitts needs to demand the football early in this game. A big game from Kyle Pitts in either week one or week two likely results in a Falcons victory. With Patterson and London, both playing well Pitts is the missing piece that will complete the offense and allow the team to finally win a game late.