Kenny Britt says Tennessee Titans pulling the ‘Jared Cook card’ on him
We’re only entering Week 3 of the NFL season and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is already preparing for life beyond his current team. The former Rutgers standout was benched during a loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday after coaches became frustrated with his lack of effort and carelessness toward blocking. After the game, he sounded annoyed with the decision.
“I’d love to be involved as much as they want me to be, as much as I’ve been in the past,” Britt said, via The Tennessean. “But as the game rolls out, I am there when they need me. “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 is in the final year of his rookie contract, and Sunday’s benching may have shown him that the team has no interest in bringing him back. On Tuesday, he sent out a tweet comparing his situation to that of former Titans tight end Jared Cook.
Looks like the Titans pullin that Jared Cook card .. Looking like this the last year ill be sayin #TitanUp .. So lets make it a Great year
— Kenny Britt (@KennyBritt_18) September 17, 2013
Making it a great year will be difficult given Britt’s injury history and the coaching staff’s decreasing confidence in him. Cook signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the St. Louis Rams this offseason after showing big-play ability in Tennessee but never being utilized to his full potential. Britt apparently feels his situation with the team is heading down the same path, though he’s dreaming if he believes he’ll be getting a $35 million contract.
The 24-year-old was arrested two years ago after leading police on a car chase and again a short time after pleading guilty to careless driving. He found himself in handcuffs again about a month later for driving while under the influence. At this point, he has become a headache the Titans don’t need.