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Randy Moss: If Kenny Britt gets his mind right, he can be elite

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Randy Moss spent half a season as Kenny Britt’s teammate in Tennessee, and Moss says he was impressed with what he saw.

Moss was asked to comment on Britt’s habit of finding himself in off-field trouble, and Moss declined to comment on that. But Moss did say he thinks Britt can be one of the best receivers in the league if he can keep all of the other stuff from holding him back.

“I can’t really speak about it because I have been into trouble off the field myself,” Moss said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “But from what I have seen Kenny Britt do, man, if he gets his mind right, Kenny Britt can get up in elite class very quickly. I am a big fan of his. Kenny Britt is a young receiver who can get in that A.J. Green, Julio Jones mix if he wants to, and does the things to make it happen. But his is more mental than it is physical. I hope it works out for him because he is quite a talent. That guy could be special.”

Through four years of his career, however, Britt hasn’t shown that he can be special. Although he has shown flashes of great talent, he’s never caught more than 45 passes in a season, or gained more than 775 yards. At age 24 there’s still time for Britt to prove he can be special, but so far in his career he’s made more headlines off the field than on it. That’s something no one ever said about Moss.

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20 Responses to “Randy Moss: If Kenny Britt gets his mind right, he can be elite”
  1. ramdomhaus says: Feb 10, 2013 9:20 AM

    Needs to keep his body right, too. Dude can’t stay healthy.

  2. kuhawks2010 says: Feb 10, 2013 9:28 AM

    Or never quitting on his team like you did in Minnesota and Oakland…

  3. nygdriveforfive says: Feb 10, 2013 9:32 AM

    Thank you Jerry Reece for taking Nicks> Britt.

  4. flaccodelic says: Feb 10, 2013 9:34 AM

    If Moss could have gotten HIS head right he could have been the GOAT.

  5. pettytom says: Feb 10, 2013 9:48 AM

    Yeah Randy because you’re the perfect model of a receiver who’s keeping his mind right and giving 100% every play. The quote should have started as “I can’t really speak about it because I never really gave 100% on any play where I knew I wasn’t getting the ball and I never played hard for any team that wasn’t a contender.” Got to give it to Randy though his “straight cash homie” line is one of the better quotes ever.

  6. bigbluenationdb says: Feb 10, 2013 10:02 AM

    nygdriverforfive – as a giants fan you should now the only reason we took Nicks is because Britt was off the board. The Giants had him rated higher then Nicks that year. I am greatful we landed Nicks because he didn’t come with the attitude and baggage like Britt.

  7. greenejoemean says: Feb 10, 2013 10:13 AM

    You got some serious issues if Moss thinks you need to get your mind right.

  8. mustbechris says: Feb 10, 2013 10:16 AM

    Eagles fans who remember Britt posting 200 yards on Ellis Hobbs a few years ago know what Britt can do when he’s healthy and in a clear state of mind. Imagine what he could do if he was those two things simultaneously more often.

  9. tooz72 says: Feb 10, 2013 10:22 AM

    Randy Moss isn’t RELEVANT anymore so his comments about Britt being ELITE don’t carry much weight..relevant and elite, the two big words for the 2012 NFL season

  10. queensnyvegas says: Feb 10, 2013 10:25 AM

    nicks went 29th britt went 30th

  11. rhamrhoddy says: Feb 10, 2013 10:34 AM

    It seems the definition of the word ‘Elite’ has been watered down in the last few years.

    It used to mean the absolute best of the best — Hall of Fame shoo-in. Now it just seems to mean Top 3rd of the league.

    At this point you could almost say that being a playoff team one year makes you an elite team.

  12. queensnyvegas says: Feb 10, 2013 10:49 AM

    @bigbluenationdb and u call ur self a giants fan nicks went 29th britt went 30th and im a giants fan i knew that with out google

  13. docr8der says: Feb 10, 2013 11:07 AM

    Ironic…if Randy Moss got his mind right some years ago, he might be elite.

  14. grogansheroes says: Feb 10, 2013 11:19 AM

    Kenny Britt: Million dollar talent, 50 cent head.

  15. voiceofrealism says: Feb 10, 2013 11:34 AM

    Since Moss thinks he’s the best receiver ever, his definition of elite is surely questionable.

  16. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 10, 2013 12:31 PM

    Moss is the one giving advice on making the most of your talent? Huh?

  17. j0esixpack says: Feb 10, 2013 12:41 PM

    Take it from Randy. He knows.

    He could have been great too – but unfortunately he takes plays – and sometimes entire seasons – off.

  18. joebloww says: Feb 10, 2013 12:44 PM

    Do as Moss says, not as he does.

  19. marksp18 says: Feb 10, 2013 1:22 PM

    Moss is right. Britt has lots of talent and all he needs to do is make it happen. He did not say anything about off the field stuff because he had his own issues.

    All you cats hatin’ on Moss are people who just do not understand football.

    The dude has 157 TDs, 982 receptions, and 12,292 yards.

    You do not put up those numbers taking a whole bunch of plays off. If it were easy, then how come there are not a other WRs with those numbers?

    Yeah, that is what I thought.

    The dude is in the conversation of one of the greatest of all time. It is only a matter of preference.

    Rice put up the numbers so he can have the title.

    Same as Emmitt Smith. He has the title but I will take Barry Sanders all day every day and twice on Sunday.

    If I want to win a football game and need a WR in his prime then I am taking Moss in his prime over Rice. But that is just me.

    Moss put up fantastic numbers in his early years in Minnesota and they were not all winning years. If Britt can have even one season like Moss did in his early years then he would show that maybe he can become a very good WR.

    Most of you dudes do not know what you are talking about. Moss numbers were attained through hard work. DId he take some plays off? Sure he did. Was he the only WR that was asked to run 40 yard sprints on practically every play? Yes he was. So if he is gassed he is not going to run like a mad man on third and short. Big deal. There were still two defenders watching him no matter what he did.

    But you guys are right. Moss is a first ballot hall of fame wide receiver who many think was also a slouch. Go figure.

  20. masterblaster78 says: Feb 10, 2013 3:40 PM

    This is coming from Randy Moss who still never made the elite status of WR’s? If it wasn’t for Carter, Moss would have been out of the NFL for years because of his childish pranks and quitting on teams. What a joke to even publish this.

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