Kyle Pitts needed more preseason reps and it showed in Week 1 loss


The Falcons 32-6 loss to the Eagles in Week 1 brought to the forefront quite a number of concerns, among them was the readiness of a number of players after minimal or zero reps in the preseason.

Among Week 1's biggest disappointments was rookie tight end Kyle Pitts, who after being selected with the fourth overall pick had sky high expectations. He was only able to snag four catches for 31 yards in the opener.

Former Falcons WR and NFL analyst Harry Douglas chats with John and Hugh about Pitts' debut and what to look for from him as the season continues.

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"People gotta understand he's still a rookie. He didn't play preseason games, so he's still trying to feel the ins and outs of this league. I thought he should have played in the preseason," says Harry Douglas. "Pitts is going to be alright. You might see it more against a team playing a ton of man-to-man, and when he does figure things out it's going to be scary for a lot of people defensively."

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