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Titans hope benching is wakeup call for Kenny Britt

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The Titans have spent two years hoping that wide receiver Kenny Britt would return to being the player he was before a serious knee injury, but their patience may be wearing thin.

Britt was benched for a long portion of Sunday’s overtime loss to the Texans after the Titans grew frustrated by Britt’s blocking — he has two holding penalties in two games — and his imprecise route running a week after offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said Britt needed to cut down on mistakes. Britt has five catches in the first two weeks, but they’ve garnered just 43 yards for the team and Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean writes that the team is “frustrated” by the lack of a positive impact he’s having on offense.

Britt, who is in the final year of his contract, said that he wants to play more but that he’s ready to do anything the Titans ask of him.

“I’d love to be involved as much as they want me to be, as much as I’ve been in the past. But as the game rolls out, I am there when they need me,” Britt said. “I am not the coordinator and I am not the quarterback — they decide where the ball goes. I am still ready to go. It is a long season and we have a lot of games to go.”

Britt was targeted nine times against Houston and not all of the five incompletions were his fault, but there was enough bad that it was easy to understand why the Titans went with other players for a while in the game. Those stretches will only get longer unless Britt can recapture the productivity he had earlier in his career.

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16 Responses to “Titans hope benching is wakeup call for Kenny Britt”
  1. jakec4 says: Sep 17, 2013 9:04 AM

    If the Titans don’t want him let the Ravens have him. Locker can only dink and dunk it down the field. Britt is a big play guy.

  2. haterrus says: Sep 17, 2013 9:06 AM

    Trade him to New England and call it a day.

  3. bigjdve says: Sep 17, 2013 9:07 AM

    Why do professional’s need wake up calls this early in the season and/or their careers?

  4. norseyapper says: Sep 17, 2013 9:30 AM

    So “he’d love to be involved as much as they want him to be” but not so much that he will do the hard work like blocking, like precision route running, like putting in the extra time in practice so he can catch the ball.
    What a waste of talent this guy has turned out to be. He has (had) a physical skill set that could match up with the best.

  5. titans4evr says: Sep 17, 2013 9:41 AM

    You’d think the final year of contract would motivate him as you can be sure that he can make more money playing football.

    If it’s his injury recovery that’s hampering his play this is a shame, as I wish that on no player.

    If it’s his crappy attitute which he has shown since his arrival in Tennessee, good riddance who needs him.

    Whatever it is either way no-one would want him in his current state.

  6. loyalraven says: Sep 17, 2013 9:47 AM

    Welcome to Baltimore Kenny Britt

  7. whitdog23 says: Sep 17, 2013 9:57 AM

    benching does NOTHING to these guys. they just laugh and believe there’s always another team willing to pay them

  8. thegonz13 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:04 AM

    Won’t work. Forget it!

  9. concord148 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:11 AM

    Oh well ! – Just another punk receiver

  10. baily67 says: Sep 17, 2013 10:23 AM

    Kenny, it’s a privilege to play in the NFL and you used to be my favorite player, but not lately. wake up and seize the opportunity you’ve been given, come on the Titans need you.

  11. FinFan68 says: Sep 17, 2013 11:28 AM

    “me” player. Team oriented players don’t normally refer to the team as “they”

  12. quizguy66 says: Sep 17, 2013 1:15 PM

    Unfortunately for the Titans, it seems like Britt is equipped with an eternal snooze button.
    -QG

  13. cas5875 says: Sep 17, 2013 3:00 PM

    I predict he is traded to detroit for a 6th round pick before or at the trade deadline.

  14. cas5875 says: Sep 17, 2013 3:08 PM

    Truth is he needs to be traded, he is in a contract year and it doesnt matter how hard he works, he is never going to look good with Locker throwing the ball.

    If he fails elsewhere with a legitimate NFL QB i then ill tab him a bust.

    I bet seeing megatron practice everyday would change his work ethic.

  15. titansbro says: Sep 17, 2013 3:56 PM

    This guy is sooo frustrating.

  16. titansbro says: Sep 17, 2013 3:56 PM

    The ravens can have him for all I care.

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