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Kyle Pitts, star of the Atlanta Falcons had a better season than most of the 2021 draft class.
The tight end has played all 17 games for the Falcons, seven wins and while he only had one touchdown in that half, he managed to take 68 passes for 1,026 yards on the way to his first Pro Bowl.
Pitts told Fox News Digital in a recent interview that he was looking forward to doing “twice as good” when he takes the field for his second season.
“I’d say my first year was a learning experience, and it was something I’ve always wanted,” said Pitts.
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“It’s something that I’ve embraced, and the pressure that comes with it and that I put myself on myself to compete at a high level and go out and be the best player I can be. It’s something I’ve focused on. At the end of the day, it’s a game, and it’s something I love doing.”
Pitts’ second season in the NFL will be a little different.
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The Falcons traded their longtime quarterback Matt Ryan for the Indianapolis Colts. Atlanta signed QB Marcus Mariota in the off season and selected Desmond Ridder in the third round of the draft.
Pitts, who is also entering another season as a brand ambassador with C4 Energyhe told Fox News Digital what he is doing to handle some of the pressures he faces.
“Live and act where your feet are. Live day after day and live in the moment,” he said. “Don’t live in the future and don’t worry about the past. Try to stay balanced every day. Find different ways to be the best possible player when I’m on the pitch and be the best teammate when I’m off the pitch.”
Atlanta finished last in the division in 2021, but managed to rack up two wins against away division opponents.
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The Falcons’ season starts on September 11 against the Saints of New Orleans.