“Again, I’d hate to put percentages on it, but you have to acknowledge that I thought (against Jacksonville) that there were some things outside that he looked as fast as he did as a rookie,” Smith said. “It’s getting close… but to Kyle’s credit he continues to work and work behind the scenes and has never made an excuse out of anything.”
Pitts suffered his injury during the 11th game of the 2022 season and was on injured reserve when quarterback Desmond Ridder was inserted into the lineup for the the last four games. It’s clear, after Ridder missed a wide-open Pitts on the second series against Detroit, that they still are working on their chemistry and connections in the passing attack.
“I feel like it’s coming along well,” Pitts told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of his connection with Ridder last Friday in London before the loss to the Jaguars. “This is my first year playing with Des. So, we are still (working on it). Everything is growing. The relationship is growing. It’s a long season, and we’re putting it together.”