The Atlanta Falcons stink and for some reason head coach Arthur Smith has decided to completely shut Kyle Pitts out of the offense.
Yes. Pitts, the team’s best weapon and one of the best tight ends in football, has been phased out of the game plan through the first two weeks of the season.The Pro Bowler has a grand total of four catches for 38 yards, and no scores.
Not so surprisingly, the Falcons are off to an 0-2 start, and Sunday’s 31-27 loss to the Rams looks way closer on paper than it actually was.
Head coach Arthur Smith doesn’t wanna hear your stupid Kyle Pitts inquiries, though!
“It’s not fantasy football,” he said when asked about Pitts’ lack of targets. “We’re just trying to win.
Kyle Pitts usage frustrates fantasy owners everywhere
Ah. OK. Gotcha. Now we’re on the same page!
I didn’t realize you were trying to win football games without your best player by a mile ever sniffing the football. Bold move, but who are we to question it?
Smith, in Football Coach Speak 101, then accused the media of writing the team’s obituary!
Arthur Smith then ended his postgame press conference after a few questions with a walk-off: "You buried us in May. Bury us again. We don't care. We'll get back to work." https://t.co/ipIJboD9lJ pic.twitter.com/rW8One9uDA— Kelly Price (@thekellyprice) September 11, 2022
I’m not exactly sure where Smith believes his group should be ranked now, but, frankly, 45th may be too high.
Marcus Mariota has looked pretty pedestrian, there was virtually no running game yesterday, and Smith has apparently forgotten that Kyle Pitts exists.
His fantasy owners haven’t, though!
I was so hype about getting Kyle Pitts in fantasy 🤣🤣🤣— Luis Ceja (CuteAdorableDog) (@luisjavierceja) September 19, 2022
Kyle Pitts currently ranks 15th among tight ends in targets through 2 weeks— Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) September 19, 2022
Idc if it’s fantasy football or not, that’s simply unacceptable by Arthur Smith and the winless Falcons
Kyle Pitts fantasy owners deserve better.— Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) September 18, 2022
Kyle Pitts has 7.8 more fantasy points than George Kittle, who has not played a snap this season.— Jeff "Handsome James 2: The Revengening" Krisko (@JeffKrisko) September 18, 2022
Kyle Pitts Fantasy owners for the second week in a row. pic.twitter.com/ALgxWNb6YK— Zach (@ZachLazerKraft) September 19, 2022