Tennessee Titans benched Kenny Britt during Week Two because of his ‘mistakes’

Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) is introduced before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at LP Field. The Titans beat the Falcons 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans’ coaching staff doesn’t really seem to get along well with wide receiver Kenny Britt and the feeling seems mutual.

Britt, who appears to be nothing more than a lame duck player who will no longer be a Titan come next year isn’t exactly known for his desire to put out an extra effort, something that resulted in the coaching staff benching him during their Week Two loss, this according to The Tennessean:

Kenny Britt is big enough, strong enough and fast enough to make a big impact for the Titans every week.

Through two games, however, the wide receiver has been mostly invisible. He was benched for a stretch of the 30-24 overtime loss to the Texans on Sunday because coaches were tired of his mistakes and his lackadaisical approach to blocking.

It’s clear the Titans are frustrated with Britt, who is in the final year of his contract. He has only two more catches than he has penalties, and that’s not counting a 15-yarder after Britt, Chris Johnson and Kendall Wright danced to celebrate Wright’s touchdown against the Texans.

There’s also concern about the way Britt runs routes — coaches want more precision — and his blocking. His lack of effort in the latter contributed to the benching. Rookie Justin Hunter was put on the field in Britt’s place.

Britt isn’t going to have a ton of time to right his wrongs. With Kendall Wright nipping at the heels of a starting job and the Titans unlikeness to re-sign Britt for next season, he’ll need to turn things around quickly.

Topics: Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans

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