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Kenny Britt: I have no regrets about my tweet

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Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt caused a stir earlier this week when he responded to being benched briefly during Sunday’s loss to the Texans by tweeting that the Titans were treating him the same way they treated tight end Jared Cook before letting Cook leave as a free agent this offseason.

Britt was asked about the tweet on Wednesday and said he didn’t regret going public with his feelings. He explained that he thought people misunderstood his message as one of selfishness and tried to set the record straight about his feeling that the team wasn’t being honest about the reasons they gave for the benching. Titans coach Mike Munchak said that Britt was sat down after picking up his second holding penalty in two weeks, but Britt believes the team is just looking for an excuse to usher him out the door.

“I am not a selfish person, and I really don’t care about getting the ball or anything like that,” Britt said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “It’s just a point of them saying they took me out because of [blocking]. Were they wrong for benching me? I believe so. And I believe the excuse they gave was wrong because at that point in time when they did bench me it had nothing to do with me having mistakes. … I saw what happened with Cook last year, and them saying he wasn’t getting the ball because he was making mistakes. I don’t think that was the case last year, and I don’t think that’s the case with me this year.”

The Titans have asked Britt to stop airing his grievances on social media, but said there won’t be any further discipline coming from the team. Should Britt fail to hold his tongue in the future, that could change but it seems the die has been cast on his future in Tennessee even if he refrains from stoking the flame.

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23 Responses to “Kenny Britt: I have no regrets about my tweet”
  1. floratiotime says: Sep 19, 2013 9:31 AM

    That kind of sums him up … he’s a jerk, and he has no regrets about being one.

  2. jjb0811 says: Sep 19, 2013 9:33 AM

    meanwhile, Tenn can’t find a 1st round pick for this guy!

  3. groleo45 says: Sep 19, 2013 9:33 AM

    Make a deal, Detroit.

  4. fordmandalay says: Sep 19, 2013 9:35 AM

    How long has it been since Britt was good? 2 years? He might want to put down the Tweet Machine and work harder at getting his form back.

  5. parkerfly says: Sep 19, 2013 9:38 AM

    This guys not too bright.

  6. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 19, 2013 9:44 AM

    At least he’s building a good résumé for his future employer.

  7. jimthebuilder27 says: Sep 19, 2013 9:51 AM

    He’s a headache both on and off the field. He won’t be re-signed….BOOK IT!!

  8. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 19, 2013 9:55 AM

    Britt is obviously done in Tennessee. The last thing he should be doing is showing his willingness to whine on twitter, because that’s the last thing teams look for in prospective free agents.

    You can cross the Patriots and and most other quality organizations off his list of landing spots. The only teams that may show interest in an injury prone social malcontent with social media issues are bad teams hoping he can regain his pre-ACL form…

  9. cavemanna says: Sep 19, 2013 9:57 AM

    Why not just cut him now. He’s not in control of anything . What a maroon

  10. westampa says: Sep 19, 2013 9:59 AM

    Say what you want about Britt, but he does have a point about Cook. He is lighting it up in Stl. right now. How does a team let a guy like that get away? All trends indicate that pass catching TEs are becoming more valuable, and they just let him walk? You have to question a coaching staff that can’t figure out how to use the talent they have.

  11. bennyb82 says: Sep 19, 2013 10:25 AM

    Finally a player who does not apologize for a tweet.

  12. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 19, 2013 10:29 AM

    Is there another team in the NFL that is as rich in receivers and offensive playmakers that STILL can’t move the ball?

    I’m not an expert on Titans football but look at what’s on paper, what those players are capable of, and ask yourself what the problem really is.

  13. flavordave says: Sep 19, 2013 10:30 AM

    If you choose to burn enough bridges you end up on an island of one.

    Flavordave original.

  14. moagecu says: Sep 19, 2013 10:57 AM

    titans fans seem to forget jake locker and hasselback have been his qbs for the past three years…

  15. cas5875 says: Sep 19, 2013 10:59 AM

    Really people, isnt this what players do when they want out and the team wont let them?

    Truth is, I see Britt’s problem. He’s in a contract year, and playing the year out with Jake Locker will guarentee hit probably the vet minimum next year. As opposed to going to another receiver needy team with a legit QB like Baltimore or Detroit.

    At least then he would have a chance to up his contract demands. In a pass happy offense, like Detroit, they already have 4 recievers over 100 yards receiving. Tennessee doesnt have a single one.

  16. 00reo says: Sep 19, 2013 11:10 AM

    titans fans already know he’s gone after this season. if he keeps talking and the titans get a good offer, I could see him being gone before week 8.

  17. sportsfan18 says: Sep 19, 2013 11:50 AM

    Britt has been done since he got into the NFL.

    For his career, he averages a tad over 3 receptions a game.

    It takes him OVER 2 games to catch a TD pass in his career.

    When a player barely produces, he can’t afford to be an idiot too.

  18. titansbro says: Sep 19, 2013 12:19 PM

    Can we please trade this turd already? He’s not worth the headaches.

  19. splitdownthemid81 says: Sep 19, 2013 12:40 PM

    I would have to agree with Britt. He will never reach his full potential by staying with the Titans. If anyone followed the team close they never had a qb only game managers. The team is built on the run and letting the d stay on the field for majority of the game. Locker is not a franchise qb which he will be gone at the end of the season as well if they don’t make playoffs

  20. tennesseeoilers says: Sep 19, 2013 1:06 PM

    Moagecu said: “Titans fans seem to forget jake locker and hasselback have been his qbs for the past three years…”

    Mo, with all due respect, maybe you should stick to commenting about teams you follow. After all, any Titans fan could tell you that Matt Hasselbeck’s one year as our starter was the most prolific season by any Oilers/Titans QB in two decades (Warren Moon). That Hasselbeck season also notched our first 1,000-yard receiver since 2005. We can thank Nate Washington for that. Britt was nowhere to be found then and he’s nowhere now.

  21. lewiscafarella says: Sep 19, 2013 1:14 PM

    He’s obviously trying to be traded.

  22. bellicosejeff says: Sep 19, 2013 5:53 PM

    Uh, didn’t the titans offer Cook a contract? We wanted to franchise tag him but he wanted to be tagged as a receiver. So we wanted him here, skipped the tag, offered him a deal and he walked. Which is fine, Cook was free to go where he wanted.

    Britt, you are in a contract year. You should probably shut up and play ball so you can get that big pay day. Running your mouth (well fingers) on twitter may result in LESS playing time. Which will result in a lower contract this offseason.

    Hey, maybe he wants out too? Which is fine as well. Don’t go trying to make the team look like the bad guy because you want out. The Titans wanted to keep Cook. The same may not be the case for you anymore.

  23. fdugrad says: Sep 19, 2013 7:45 PM

    Ten cent head, Ten cent brain, not EVEN ten cents worth of common sense and completely bankrupt maturity-wise.

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