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Kyle Pitts ready to Make a Splash with Falcons

Kyle Pitts was guest recently on Good Morning Football. Pitts shared a lot of air time with the hosts in nearly an eight minute segment. After the one-minute fight night like introduction, Pitts was asked about his own expectations for the season.

Full Segment is below the text.

“I want to make a splash early,” said Pitts. “Sometimes rookies get caught up in the playbook. I just want to be able to learn it and get everything down oat, so when I get out there I can just play freely and be myself.”

The GMF crew did little to waylay the hype and expectations that have followed Pitts from the draft, and they asked how he’s handling the early pressure of being a labeled a “generational talent.”

“Now that I’m drafted, I feel like all of that is going to fall by the wayside a little bit, because it’s back to day one. I’m just ready to get in the work and make a name for myself.”

Pitts grew up in Philadelphia before heading south to Gainesville. He was asked about his loyalties growing up and his thoughts on the Falcons’ season opener with the Eagles.

“I definitely did grow up an Eagles fan. The year of Mike Vick, Lesean McCoy, D-Jack (Desean Jackson), that was my favorite year of being an Eagles fan. I just loved watching the games, going to the games, so just to be able to play against them… I have a couple of friends on the team. Coach Jackson, who came from Florida, he’s now the quarterbacks coach there. I get to see him at the end of the game. So I think it’ll be a pretty good game.”

The GMF crew went on to ask him about traveling to London and being honored by the Florida Gators as one of the all-time greats.

You can watch the full segment here.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.