Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt raised a stink last week about the team’s decision to bench him for a spell against the Texans as a commentary about his sloppy blocking and route running.
Britt objected to the rationale for the move, so we’ll have to wait to see if he has any thoughts on the team’s decision to leave him off the field again against the Chargers. Britt wasn’t part of the lineup during the game-winning drive and the Titans didn’t need to get too deep into the rationale behind the decision. They just thought rookie Justin Hunter was a better fit, a choice that looked pretty good when Hunter caught the game-winning touchdown.
Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said that Hunter “is going to be an extremely special player” and that quarterback Jake Locker wanted him in the game at that point. Loggains also said that Britt will still be part of the offense but that his mistakes open the door for the rookie to continue to get more looks in the coming weeks.
“It’s just unfortunate. He just started slow. He had a dropped ball early, but Kenny came back in here and celebrated with his teammates. He’s an unselfish guy. I know he had a tough week last week, that that’s the perception of him,” Loggains said, via Terry McCormick of Titans Insider. “He wants to play better. He wants to be part of it. … We can’t have dropped balls from anyone. We can’t have penalties.”
The first three weeks have made it pretty clear that Britt’s just running out the clock in Tennessee. Hunter’s on the other end of the spectrum. Their playing time going forward will likely reflect those truths.